Local November 18, 2011 | 9:53 am

Casa de Campo bets US$40M on the country’s tourism future

La Romana, Dominican Republic.- Casa de Campo resort president Claudio Silvestri on said its owner, the Central Romana Corporation has invested more than 40 million dollars on its reconstruction, despite the global economic crisis, and on their positive outlook in Dominican Republic’s future.

“Our company, has great expectations for the country’s future, for La Romana and for tourism, for that reason, during the crisis, when everyone cut back, our company had the vision and decided to invest 40 million dollars, which is important for our tourist destination,” Silvestri told news source hoy.com.do.

The hotelier said the remodeling of one of the hotel’s biggest salons will conclude this year, at a cost of more than one million dollars, and that US$12 million are being spent to build what he called the Caribbean’s most complete kitchen. He also cited US$2.0 million to build 20 new rooms.

As to Europe’s economic crisis Silvestri acknowledged its effect in Dominican tourism in general, noting that in spite of it, decided to position the resort above the fray, “where the turbulence is felt less.”

The executive spoke Wednesday during the reception for JetBlue’s new flight to La Romana International Airport, with 135 tourists from New York.

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