The Barcelo Punta Cana Resort in the Dominican Republic is undergoing anextensive renovation to its public spaces and guest rooms and adding new pool and theater facilities.
The renovation plans were announced by Playa Hotels & Resorts, S.L., which acquired the property last year. When complete, the $14 million renovation will make this beachfront all-inclusive property a premium-level hotel within the Barcelo portfolio and upgrade the guest experience to a luxury resort level. The resort’s enhancements include a complete renovation of the public walkways and spaces as well as an addition of a Club Premium arrival area. Adjacent to the pool will be a new Beach Grill restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Guest rooms will be renovated with new soft goods and plush bedding and will feature a contemporary Caribbean theme with tropical colors, natural stones and spa-style bathrooms with walk in showers and freestanding fixtures. In addition, rooms will be fitted with flat-screen TVs and high-speed Internet access. The resort's theater will be rebuilt in a new location to serve as a multi-purpose venue for entertainment, meetings and events. The resort has already completed renovations to several of its restaurants and lounges. Playa Hotels & Resorts expects all renovations to be complete by December 2007, in time for the winter holiday season. Visit www.barcelo.com.