Blue Diamond Hotels & Resorts, a division of the Sunwing Travel Group, recently announced the purchase of the Grand Paradise Bavaro Beach Resort, Casino and Spa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Ideally situated, directly on the famous Bavaro Beach, and just a short half hour drive from Punta Cana International Airport, the resort features 1,029 guest rooms and suites.
The Blue Diamond team's management of the resort is effective immediately. Also, the resort will continue to operate as Grand Paradise Bavaro Beach Resort through to April 30, 2013. At this time, the resort will be closed for a six month period to allow for changes and improvements to bring it in line with Blue Diamond’s Memories Resorts specifications. The resort will re-open in November 2013 as the five-star Memories Punta Cana Beach Resort and Spa.
This acquisition is Blue Diamond’s second wholly owned and managed property, following the recent purchase of the ex-SuperClubs resort in Trelawny, Jamaica, currently undergoing a $40 million renovation before it reopens as Memories White Sands Beach Resort & Spa later this year.