Hotels Florida base Group acquires shopping mall and hotel in Santo Domingo


Santo Domingo, February 2019 – The commercial plaza known as the Silver Sun Gallery and the Embassy Suites Hotel were purchased by the HES Group. The company, based on operations in the city of Miami, has completed a process of buying the property, with the purpose of repositioning it and promoting business tourism in the city center.

“This purchase is made within the framework of a vision of creating an innovative tourism project in the center of the city, which will diversify the current offer, strengthen the sector and generate direct investment that bets on the development of the country” said Francisco Arocha, president of HES Group. He also mentioned the important support received from the BHD León bank, which is financing this important acquisition.

The representatives of the company informed that the project of remodeling and adaptation of the spaces of the current hotel includes the construction of at least 20 additional suites, refreshing the Lobby area and adapting the spaces on the 27th floor to create a modern Rooftop lounge. Similarly, the opening of a haute cuisine restaurant and another restaurant of a casual nature in the pool area is planned. In addition, spaces for conferences and events will be increased to become the main business hotel in Santo Domingo.

The renowned interior design firm Sanchez + Coleman Studio is in charge of the management of the entire remodeling and equipment of the new spaces, always ensuring that guests continue to enjoy a pleasant stay, without any interruption of services. The strengthening plans of the value proposal also include the participation of recognized groups in the gastronomy and entertainment industry in the face of the management of the hotel’s new food and beverage areas.

Hilton Hotels will continue with the management of hotel operations under the Embassy Suites brand, and remains committed to welcoming its guests with the same quality service and hospitality experience for the enjoyment of their stay.

In the case of the commercial plaza, the proposal will be aimed at giving it a largely corporate profile and within the framework of that profile, the aspiration to develop within it a novel concept of shared offices.

“This first project of HES Group in the Dominican Republic, represents a renewal and relaunch of the asset, stimulating commercial activity in the area, generating a tourist flow in the area, and providing an attractive alternative business hotel in the city,” says Juan Jose Delgado another of the promoters partners of HES.

HES Group actively participates in more than a dozen projects in the hospitality industry. The business group has a team of professionals with 20 years of experience that offer comprehensive services focused on promoting and developing businesses in the hospitality, food and beverage, entertainment and sports industries, with presence and operations in Venezuela and South Florida.

In South Florida, HES Group is responsible for operating the Aloft Miami Brickell and Aloft Coral Gables hotels. Similarly, they will soon be involved in the opening of the Hotel Indigo Brickell in the second half of this year and the development of the Triptych project in the Miami Design District under the Curio brand of Hilton Hotels Worldwide. The company maintains alliances with leading brands in the hotel industry, such as Marriott, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group and Hilton.

About HES Group

HES Group is an American business group with operations in the United States and Latin America with 20 years of experience in business development, business ideas, evaluation of opportunities and business management services in the hotel industry and in the food sector. The company works with the vision that its real estate projects generate an important impact that improves the communities that surround it in a positive and significant way.