Marriott's Luxury Collection Brand to Debut in Cap Cana

Playa Hotels & Resorts has entered a strategic partnership with Marriott International, Inc. to debut the latter’s Luxury Collection brand in the Dominican Republic. An agreement was signed between Francisco Martínez, the owner of Sanctuary Cap Cana, and Marriott International for the Sanctuary Cap Cana, a Luxury Collection Adult All-Inclusive Resort. The new resort is expected to become the first Playa managed resort under a Marriott International brand. It is scheduled to open in summer 2022.

The resort is located in Cap Cana, a private enclave in Punta Cana comprising 30,000 acres of beaches. The adults-only 325-room resort underwent a renovation in 2019 and includes five à-la-carte restaurants, six bars, five pools and Sanctuary Town, the resort’s nightlife destination. Guests will experience a range of attractions, including the “Punta Espada” golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, a marina with over 150 slips accommodating yachts up to 150 feet, and an equestrian center featuring two polo fields designed by Alejandro Batros.

“We are thrilled to bring our first The Luxury Collection all-inclusive brand extension to the Dominican Republic and we are grateful to the Martínez family for developing such a unique resort,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, chief development officer, Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International.

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