President Luis Abinader and Tourism Minister David Collado were in Punta Cana on Thursday, 29 October for the announcement of the Latitud 18° Santo Domingo at the Hard Rock Punta Cana. Rodrigo Chapur, voice for the Mexican hotel group, Grupo RCD, announced two high rises of 20 floors each are part of the project set to go up on the corner of Av. Abraham Lincoln and Andres Julio Aybar street in Santo Domingo.
A 208 room Marriott Hotel would be built in one 20 floor building. The other would be an Aloft Hotel, another Marriott International brand and would have 192 rooms. The Aloft brand is most notable for its modern architectural design style.
The promoters say there will be four levels of underground parking. There will be a modern gym, three restaurants with terraces and a 2,000 m² meetings and events hall. The promoters announced an investment of US$70 million and expect the hotels to open in 2023.
The project is developed by Limburg Investments, as reported in Punta Cana-Bavaro online.
The same promoters had begun constructing the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Santo Domingo at the site. But this 40-floor high rise was written off after neighborhood groups protested the high density of the project, the large casino and the lack of parking and traffic flow considerations.
30 October 2020