The Westin Roco Ki Beach & Golf Resort will be the first internationally branded European Plan hotel in Punta Cana.
D.R. sees tourism construction boom
A rendering of one of the beachfront villas at the Westin Roco Ki Beach & Golf
Resort in the Dominican Republic, set to open in late 2007.
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tanical garden and a museum with artifacts
and relics from local Taino Indians.
The Westin will be the first internationally branded European Plan hotel in Punta
Cana, an area dominated by all-inclusives.
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Westin guests, however, will be well taken care of in the culinary area: The resort
will offer six restaurants, a variety of bars, a
gourmet market and 24-hour room service.
Although the Roco Ki project encom-passes a massive destination resort, “it will
operate and function as a close-knit community of employees, owners and guests,”
said Nick Tawil, president and CEO of Ma-cau Beach Resort, developer of Roco Ki.
A similar-type project already is under
way in Cap Cana, a 30,000-acre development south of Punta Cana. The $1.5 billion
project runs along 3. 5 miles of beach and
includes plans for five golf courses, condominiums, five hotels, thousands of private
homes, marinas and a marina village.
Several of the thatched-roof cottages
at Villas Caleton in Cap Cana are already
available for rent. A clubhouse with a restaurant and a pool serves cottage guests and
golfers playing the surrounding course.
Opening Nov. 8 is the 18-hole Punta Espada golf course, the first of three Jack Nick-laus-designed courses planned for the area.
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per person (based on
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November 30 - December 2, 2006
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Cap Cana’s marina village will house
more than 500 boats and a complex of luxury boutiques, with guests ferried to and
from yachts by Venice-style water taxis.
Set to open Dec. 16 with a performance
by the Beach Boys is Ocean World Marina
& Casino, in Cofresi on the island’s north
coast. Ocean World Marina will be the only
full-service marina within a 300-mile radius,
on the well-traveled route between Florida,
the Bahamas and the eastern Caribbean.
The facility will feature a five-star restaurant, a main stage with Las Vegas-type
shows and a casino with tables and slot ma-chines.Visit www.oceanworldmarina.com.
Bucking the tide of new openings, however, is the Costa Bayana project, which has
been placed on indefinite hold, according
to the ministry of tourism. In other news:
• The 15-villa, 50-room Tortuga Bay
in Punta Cana, with interiors designed by
Oscar de la Renta, was named the newest
member of Leading Hotels of the World.
The property opened less than a year ago
as an enclave within the Punta Cana Resort
& Club. Under construction now at the resort is an oceanfront, Tom Fazio-designed
golf course to complement the La Cana
course designed by P. B. Dye. The Six Senses
Spa recently opened at the resort, as well.
For details, visit www.puntacana.com.
• The Hard Rock Cafe Santo Domingo
opened in the capital’s Colonial Zone, with
performances by Blondie and the Village
People. As expected, the cafe features plenty
of rock star memorabilia and Presidente,
the popular beer of the Dominican Republic. Visit www.hardrock.com.
• To coincide with the launch of Delta’s
nonstop service between Atlanta and Puerto
Plata on Dec. 15, Delta Vacations expanded
its product line with packages to 13 properties in Puerto Plata, Playa Dorada, Rio San
Juan and Sosua. Call (800) 221-6666.