Sandals “sets its eyes” on the Dominican Republic for its great tourism potential
Santo Domingo.- Sandals Resorts International is analyzing new destinations for its luxury resorts such as the Dominican Republic and Mexico, after its most recent opening of 260 rooms in Jamaica, as the company focuses on offering its clients new experiences.
The hotel chain’s CEO, Gebhard Rainer, said his goal is to stay competitive in the all-inclusive segment.
“We have set our eyes on the Dominican Republic for being one of the destinations with the highest tourism in the Caribbean and where we are not present,” he added.
Likewise, Rainer pointed out the importance of destinations in Mexico, since his clients are always looking for new places to rest.
“The hotel company is attentive to the opportunities presented by the market, that is, they are aware of those assets that have difficulties making these conversions, what they call “Sandalizing” a property like this is collected by Costar”, emphasized the manager.
He highlighted that the luxury all-inclusive business not only competes with the local market, it also competes globally because travelers who pay in this luxury segment are world travelers, that is, they have visited other international destinations and can compare the standards.
It is recalled that a commission of hotel managers visited the country in 2022, where they learned about the attractions of Punta Cana and Las Terrenas, they also traveled to other developing tourist destinations such as Pedernales and Miches.
The visit by the hoteliers, the president of Sandals, Adam Stewart, together with the president Luis Abinader, had a very clear objective: to look for possible investment opportunities that until now have materialized.