Local June 12, 2024 | 2:32 pm

RCD Hotels unveils Latitud 18 with two new hotels in Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo.- This Wednesday, President Luis Abinader Corona, along with prominent national and international figures from the tourism and business sectors, inaugurated the new Latitud 18 project and the Santo Domingo Marriott Piantini & Aloft Piantini hotels.

These additions signify a strategic expansion in high-growth markets, further boosting both local and international tourism.

Roberto Chapur, CEO of RCD Hotels, expressed excitement about the expansion and the opening of these hotel brands, as well as the new gastronomic center, in one of the Caribbean’s most cosmopolitan destinations. He emphasized that Latitud 18 is known for its exceptional hospitality and gastronomy, featuring restaurants such as Cueva Siete, offering contemporary Mexican cuisine, and Makoto, an internationally acclaimed brand of modern Japanese food. Chapur highlighted that the Dominican Republic’s rich culture, blending ancient and modern elements, enhances the appeal of these offerings.

Economic Impact and Employment Opportunities

Chapur announced that Latitud 18 will create over 300 new jobs. The project boasts 400 rooms and five restaurants, providing a diverse array of options for visitors. He also noted that this investment will bolster executive tourism in the country, positioning Santo Domingo as a vibrant city and the first European settlement in the Americas.

Innovative Hospitality and Cultural Offerings

Yudith García, representing Marriott International in the Dominican Republic, highlighted Aloft’s vibrant and eclectic spaces designed for music lovers and creators. The brand is renowned for its innovative musical programming through the Live at Aloft platform. García also introduced the Santo Domingo Marriott Piantini, a hotel embodying Marriott International’s flagship brand known for its global hospitality excellence. This hotel aims to innovate while maintaining familiar comfort for guests worldwide.

García concluded by emphasizing that both hotel brands offer distinctive service and comfortable design, catering to the diverse needs of their guests.

Event Highlights

The event featured the presence of the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, and the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Víctor Bisonó. They joined the Chapur family on a tour of the new hotels, guided by general director Eduardo Perezmoreno and commercial director Raúl Melgen.

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