Groundbreaking Begins on New, 1,020-Room Hotel in Punta Cana

Playa Bavaro, Dominican Republic. // Photo by alex_bendea/Stock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

The Lopesan Group has announced it has officially begun the first phase of construction on a new all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic. The hotel expects to open its doors in May of 2019.

Lopesan Costa Bavaro will be built next to the Ifa Villas Bavaro hotel in the tourist area of Playa Bavaro. The project represents a total investment of $150 million and calls for more than 1,000 rooms, according to written statement on Lopesan Costa Bavaro’s website.

According to Lopesan Costa Bavaro’s website, the design and materials to be used are currently being finalized, while plans are also ongoing to build access roads to the new resort. The second phase, which is scheduled to start later this year, will focus on the construction of the main building of the establishment, which will be on the beachfront. 

The investment of this project is part of a masterplan developed for the area that will also include the construction of a new hotel on the site of the existing Ifa Villas Bavaro. The creation of both hotels will mean a total increase in the accommodation capacity of more than 2,500 rooms. 

Other notable features at Lopesan Costa Bavaro include multiple swimming pools, including an infinity pool; multiple restaurants; a spa; a casino and a nightclub.

Following the architectural model and the amplitude of the exterior areas of the Lopesan Costa Meloneras de Gran Canaria, the new hotel will also aim to stand out for its large number of green spaces and aquatic environments.


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