Dominicans choose to spend New Year’s out of town
President Medina announces second cruise port for Puerto Plata
President Medina inaugurates Hodelpa Emotions and VH Atmosphere in Playa Dorada
High rises for Cap Cana



Dominicans choose to spend New Year’s out of town
Mega stores in Greater Santo Domingo found themselves with full shelves and few clients as this New Year’s season as thousands of city residents headed for the beach destinations in La Romana, Punta Cana, Samana, Puerto Plata and the chilly mountain destinations in Constanza and Jarabacoa. Thousands of affluent families also traveled abroad.

National Tourism and Hotels Association (Asonahores) president, Joel Santos said that hotel occupancy for the period was 90-95% nationwide. Julio Almonte, director of tourism for the north coast, said expectations were for full occupancy in north coast hotels.

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President Medina announces second cruise port for Puerto Plata
When visiting Puerto Plata, on 28 December 2017, President Danilo Medina announced the construction of a second cruise ship port, with greater capacity than that of Amber Cove. The port would be built in Puerto Plata city.

The President spoke at a ceremony in which he received the honor of Adopted Son of Puerto Plata from the city government under Mayor Walter Musa.

Medina also spoke of other recent government construction projects in Puerto Plata, including the expansion of the Puerto Plata-Navarrete highway to four lanes in all its extension and the Gran Parada-El Cupey highway. He highlighted the recent major construction works of the Amber Cove Cruise Ship Port in Maimón and the La Puntilla park and amphitheater in the city of Puerto Plata.

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President Medina inaugurates Hodelpa Emotions and VH Atmosphere in Playa Dorada
President Danilo Medina was in Puerto Plata on 28 December 2017, for the inauguration of the Hodelpa Emotions and the VH Atmosphere in Playa Dorada.

The Hodelpa Emotions hotel has 475 rooms and is the former Heavens Playa Dorada. Edmundo Aja, chief executive of the local hotel chain, gave the keynote address, highlighting the hotel creates 400 new jobs at the hotel. He said the company had invested US$40 million in the renovations and expansions of the beach property. The hotel has 12 restaurant and bars, four swimming pools, casino, and events and meeting area for 800 persons. Hodelpa is working in coordination with Grupo Viamar and Constructora Rizek.

On the same day, President Medina attended the formal inauguration of the VH Atmosphere Resort and Beach Club Puerto Plata of VH Hotels. He was hosted by hotel owners Sarah Garcia and Roberto Casoni. The hotel has 193 rooms, including 16 honeymoon suites. The hotel operates under the all included model. This is the remodeled Victoria Resort.

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High rises for Cap Cana
Minister of Environment Francisco Dominguez Brito has confirmed that in Cap Cana in the southern Punta Cana area, developers were granted permits for 17 high -rise towers of more than 20 floors on 19 December 2017, as reported in Diario Libre. These received tax free incentives authorized by Confotur. Fifteen of the companies belong to Cap Cana, S.A. The announcement follows a recent change by the Ministry of Tourism in the land use area for the Punta Cana area.

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