Signs Marriott International with Grupo Puntacana and Mac Hotels for the W Hotels Brand in the Dominican Republic


Bethesda, MD, USA / Punta Cana, La Altagracia, DR October 2022.- Marriott International, Inc. announced the signing of an agreement with the Puntacana Group and Mac Hotels to begin construction of the W All-Inclusive Punta Cana in Uvero Alto , an adults-only all-inclusive luxury property in the Dominican Republic. This hotel is expected to be the first W Hotels property to market and one of the first W All-Inclusive resorts globally.

W All-Inclusive Punta Cana Uvero Alto is expected to feature 349 rooms with balconies and plunge pools, as well as several suites. Featuring dynamic adult-focused programming, plans for the resort include a spa with 11 treatment rooms, a shopping area, three pools with swim-up bars, and 11 restaurant and bar options.

Begoña Delgado Serra,Miquel Amengual Cifre, Francesca Rainieri, Miquel Amengual, Aina Amengual, Frank Elías Rainieri y Begoña Amengual.

“Punta Cana is the perfect destination for both the W Hotels brand and an all-inclusive luxury resort,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, director of Caribbean and Latin America Development for Marriott International. “We look forward to bringing the vision of this fun adult playground to life with Grupo Puntacana and Mac Hotels.”

The deal is part of Grupo Puntacana’s diversification and expansion strategies. The company’s pioneering work has contributed to the development of more than 40,000 rooms in the eastern region of the Dominican Republic, which generates the equivalent of 6.8% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the tourism sector and has become in the province with the highest per capita income in the country.

“The signing of the W Punta Cana Uvero Alto demonstrates our strong commitment to the tourism development of Uvero Alto. This project will increase the hotel offer in the region and will generate some 600 new jobs,” said Frank Elías Rainieri, president and CEO of the Group. Punta Cana.

For MAC Hotels, promoter of the project from the beginning, this investment represents the third foray into the country; With this last hotel, it intends to change its hotel strategy where the company has been the sole investor and manager of its projects to date.

“This signing with Grupo Puntacana and Marriott International provides us with a highly desired international dimension in our company, and we thank both of them for the trust placed in us. We are excited to offer an unparalleled experience to guests,” said Begoña Amengual, CEO of MAC Hotels.

The project is expected to begin construction in the coming months and is expected to open in 2025.

About Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and has a portfolio of more than 8,100 properties under 30 leading brands in 139 countries and territories. Marriott operates and facilitates hotel franchising, licensing vacation ownership resorts around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy®, its award-winning travel program. . Facebook and @MarriottIntl ​​on Twitter and Instagram.

About W Hotels Worldwide

Born from the bold, 24/7 culture of New York City, W Hotels has redefined hospitality for more than two decades, breaking the norms of traditional luxury wherever the iconic W sign lands. With nearly 60 hotels worldwide , detail-oriented design, the brand’s iconic Whatever/Whenever service and bustling lounges create an experience often imitated but never equaled. Dynamic and invigorating, the brand celebrates every traveler’s desire to discover the destination through a lens that is distinctly W. .

About Puntacana Group

Grupo Puntacana is a pioneer in tourism and financial development that, more than 52 years ago, had the vision of developing a destination and a real estate community in a remote, isolated and paradisiacal corner of the Dominican Republic.

Through its sustainability initiatives and Corporate Social Responsibility programs, which have become a national and international benchmark, they promote a business model that contributes to generating jobs, while fostering local culture and promoting care for the environment. environment.

About MAC Hotels Group

The MAC Hotels company founded in the 1980s by D. Miguel Amengual Cifre and his wife Doña Begoña Delgado, today in full generational change, their children Begoña, Aina and Miguel are incorporated in different managerial positions.

The Group owns and manages its 7 hotels under the brands Pure Salt Luxury Hotel, aimed at the luxury segment, and MAC Hotels for the family market. Both brands account for 1,920 rooms and in addition to the purely hotel product, the group operates Pure Salt Residences, a residential complex with 11 luxury apartments.

One of the pillars of the MAC group has been the reinvestment in its establishments and the high satisfaction of its customers and internal collaborators.