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AC Hotels by Marriott debuts in the Dominican Republic with a hotel in Punta Cana

Marriott had announced the opening of AC Punta Cana, the design-led lifestyle brand’s debut property in the Dominican Republic.

Marriott states that the culture and rich history of the Dominican Republic served as inspiration for the hotel, defining it as a relaxed, upscale option in the city. The design of the hotel features subtle nods to Caribbean nature and culture, including coffee accessories, local crafts, ceramics, and ornaments. In addition, the hotel’s dedication to the creative community will be reflected in its programming with local artists of various genres showcasing the beauty of the destination with their interpretations.

AC Punta Cana is located just 15 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) in the San Juan Shopping Center. The hotel hotel embodies the AC Hotels brand ethos ‘to curate an effortless experience that offers only the best of what guests truly need with no unwanted extras, focusing on the increasingly growing trend of “bleisure travel.”’

The hotel features 129 guest rooms and suites. The brand’s signature offerings include the Spanish-inspired AC Kitchen, open for breakfast, dinner and brunch on weekends. Guests are welcomed into a sophisticated atmosphere with contemporary design featuring natural tones, richly textured finishes and carefully selected pieces. The brand’s signature AC Lounge offers cocktails including a locally inspired gin tonic, local craft beers, and an elevated wine program. Tapas-style small bites complete the food menu in a comfortable and elegant atmosphere.

Standard Guest Room. Photo: Marriott

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Jeff Tomczek, Vice President & Global Brand Leader, Distinctive Select Brands, Marriott, said:

With a picture-perfect location, the first AC Hotel in the Dominican Republic offers visitors elegant and purposefully designed spaces, modern rooms and a refined culinary experience. We’ve created an ideal environment to become a benchmark in hospitality for Punta Cana and throughout the country, which will allow discerning travelers to live life by design with everything they need and nothing they don’t.

Facilities at the hotel include an infinity swimming pool with a children’s area for family gatherings, outfitted with cabanas and lounge chairs. The terrace offers a selection of food, drink and entertainment from sunrise to sunset for hotel guests and will offer a weekly schedule that includes music and social events.

The AC Punta Cana hotel offers more than 700 square feet of flexible meeting space and two smaller meeting rooms. There is also a beautiful outdoor lawn with 3,480 square feet of outdoor space. The hotel also includes a signature AC Library, an open space designed for individual or groups to study, think and connect with creative ideas.

Meanwhile, Marriott recently announced the opening of W Philadelphia; JW Marriott Charlotte; Fairfield by Marriott South Binh Duong (Fairfield’s debut in Vietnam); Aloft Osaka Dojima (Marriott’s 70th hotel in Japan); Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest; Residence Inn by Marriott, Bogotá; The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands; The Ritz-Carlton, Turks and Caicos; The St. Regis, Bermuda; The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm; Moxy, Bordeaux; Moxy, Bergen; Delta Hotels by Marriott Riviera Nayarit, an all-inclusive resort; W Changsha; Fairfield by Marriott Goa Benaulim; Domes of Corfu, Autograph Collection and Renaissance Bordeaux. The American hospitality chain has also announced plans to bring its Moxy brand to Sydney, Australia and to Nepal in addition to W Florence. Marriott has announced plans to open 10 Hotels and Resorts in Turkey by the end of 2022.

Featured image by Marriott

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