2008 Travel News ArchiveTravel

DR leads for the Caribbean in luxury collection

Two new luxury Dominican holiday properties have been added to the prestigious Island Destinations’ Travelers Collection 2009 by Island Destinations, the Virtuoso and Signature Travel network’s preferred luxury tour operator. With the addition of Cap Cana’s Caleton Beach Club & Villas and Paradisus Palma Real Resort, the DR now has seven properties in this prestigious collection. The others are Sivory Punta Cana and Tortuga Bay, also in Punta Cana, and Casa Colonial Beach & Spa in Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata along with Casa de Campo in La Romana. The DR is the Caribbean country with the most luxury properties in the collection.

The tour operator unveiled its Travelers Collection 2009, the 25th Anniversary edition to 150 luxury travel professionals on 5 November at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. The collection includes 123 of some the world’s more exclusive hotels and resorts including properties in Bali, Fiji, Costa Rica, Dubai, Mexico, French Polynesia, Hawaii, and the Maldives in addition to the Caribbean.

At the event, the two new Dominican properties added to the list, the Caleton Beach Club & Villas became the first time recipients of the Ultimate Villas award and Ultimate All-Inclusive award, respectively.