Sanctuary Cap Cana, a Luxury Collection Adult All-Inclusive Resort, will debut as the brand’s first all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic
Playa Hotels & Resorts (NASDAQ: PLYA, Playa), the leading owner and operator of all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, together with Marriott International, Inc. today announced an agreement between Francisco Martínez, owner of Sanctuary Cap Cana, and Marriott International to debut the first extension of Marriott’s all-inclusive The Luxury Collection brand in the Dominican Republic with Sanctuary Cap Cana. It is an all-inclusive resort for adults from The Luxury Collection and the new resort is expected to open in the summer of this year.
Located in the heart of the Dominican Republic, the resort is located in Cap Cana, a private setting in Punta Cana made up of 30,000 hectares of pristine beaches. Visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of attractions, such as the Jack Nicklaus-designed “Punta Espada” golf course, a state-of-the-art marina with more than 150 piers that can accommodate yachts up to 150 feet, as well as a equestrian with two world-class polo fields designed by Alejandro Batros.
The 325-room, adults-only resort was renovated in 2019 and includes five a la carte restaurants, six bars, five pools, and Sanctuary Town, the resort’s own nightlife destination. Owned by Francisco Martinez, Sanctuary Cap Cana is expected to become the first resort managed by Playa Hotels & Resorts under a Marriott International brand.
“We are delighted to bring our first extension of The Luxury Collection all-inclusive brand to the Dominican Republic and are grateful to the Martinez family for developing such a unique resort,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, Executive Director of Development for the Caribbean and Latin America of Marriott International. “We are also excited about the opportunity to work with Playa Hotels & Resorts, a highly reputable operator of all-inclusive resorts.”
“In our first joint venture with Marriott International, Sanctuary Cap Cana is the perfect choice for the level of style and sophistication that has made Marriott’s The Luxury Collection resorts the benchmark for one-of-a-kind vacations,” said Fernando Mulet, Vice President Executive and Investment Director of Playa Hotels & Resorts. “I would like to personally thank Mr. Martinez for his continued trust in Playa and his commitment to the success of this magnificent property.”
Marriott International entered the all-inclusive segment in 2019, leveraging seven of its world-renowned brands, and currently offers a portfolio of 28 all-inclusive properties. The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts brand has 123 hotels worldwide in 41 countries and territories.