November 22, 2016 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, proudly announces the opening of the InterContinental Real Santo Domingo hotel, bringing discrete luxury to the metropolitan commercial point area of the city, home to major businesses and entertainment hotspots. Standing 21 stories tall with 227 guest rooms, two bars and three unique concept restaurants, the hotel caters to travelers in town for business as well as those looking for a weekend getaway where they can explore a city rich in history, architecture and culture or take a day trip to dive in the crystal waters of Boca Chica Beach, located less than an hour from Santo Domingo.
Jason Moskal, Vice President, Lifestyle Brands, The Americas, IHG said: “We are excited to partner once again with Real Hotels & Resorts to bring the glamour and luxury of the InterContinental life to the city of Santo Domingo. With its location in a key international gateway destination, the InterContinental Real Santo Domingo contributes to the strong growth of the InterContinental brand following the re-opening of the InterContinental New York Barclay. The brand has seen the most signings in the first half of this year since 2008 – and we are confident this hotel in one of the most popular global destinations will provide our guests with a luxurious, first-class experience in the Dominican Republic.”
The $70 million dollar new-build hotel showcases a contemporary design and style across guest rooms and public spaces, allowing guests to immerse themselves in unparalleled luxury. The hotel offers a variety of luxury suites, including 16 junior suites and one presidential suite which spans 2,300 square feet and offers views of the Caribbean Sea. The on-site spa offers guests a chance to relax while enjoying a wide range of treatments. Guests can also enjoy two saunas, two steam baths and an infinity pool overlooking the city. The fitness center is open 24 hours and has state-of-the-art equipment with WiFi enabled features allowing users to listen to music and watch their preferred TV programs while working out.
With three restaurants and two bars, the hotel offers a wide variety of dining options. Guests and locals alike can enjoy casual dining at The Market Restaurant, enjoy live music at Nau Restaurant and have a more formal, upscale experience, the Factory Steak and Lobster restaurant. Additionally, the hotel offers nearly 9,000 square feet of meeting space spread across eight rooms and maximum capacity of 750 guests. With top-of-the-line audiovisual technology and a professional meetings and events team, the InterContinental Real Santo Domingo is able to coordinate a wide range of events including business meetings and social gatherings.
Fernando Poma, Chief Operating Officer, Real Hotels & Resorts said: “We are thrilled to open the newest luxury hotel in downtown Santo Domingo. With spaces for large meetings and intimate gatherings, fine dining as well as convenient access to the business hub of the city, guests traveling for both business and pleasure will have an experience truly reflective of the InterContinental brand while they are staying at our hotel.”
The hotel, located at Avenida Winston Churchill, Corner Porfirio Herrera, Ensanche Piantini, is owned and managed by Real Hotels & Resorts. With six InterContinental hotels in Latin America and one in Miami, the InterContinental Real Santo Domingo marks the eighth InterContinental Hotel owned by Real Hotels & Resorts, continuing the strong partnership with IHG and the InterContinental brand. The InterContinental Real Santo Domingo hotel joins the Crowne Plaza Santo Domingo hotel and the Holiday Inn Santo Domingo hotel already open in the Dominican Republic.
The InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that its hotels can meet guests’ needs whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Reservations can be made by calling 1-888-IC HOTELS or by going to IHG.com/Intercontinental. The InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand participates in IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and largest hotel rewards program is free, and guests can enroll at IHGRewardsClub.com, by downloading the IHG® App, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s nearly 5,100 hotels worldwide. The hotel also participates in IHG Green Engage® and offers unique programs to ensure sustainability.
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IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,100 hotels and more than 750,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with nearly 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme, with nearly 99 million members worldwide.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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