8 more hotels being built in Dominican Republic’s capital
Berlin.- Eight new hotels are being built in the Dominican capital in joint ventures with foreign groups, with the benefits of tourism incentive law 158-01 already approved by the Chamber of Deputies and now pending in the Senate.
Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García said the Intercontinental hotel is being built on Churchill Av. by the Central American group POMA at a cost of US$85.0 million, “thanks to the extended tax breaks.”
“The incentives are no longer exclusive to a certain area and considered throughout the national territory instead,” the official said in a press conference in the German capital.
He said Santo Domingo’s tourism district has been enlarged and now encompasses the Malecon in the couth, Churchill Av. in the west, Kennedy Av. in the north and Máximo Gómez Av to the east. “The extension of the district is already producing important investments in the country.”
Garcia also said thousands of new rooms will be built in the east region this year to meet the demand of tour operators from Germany and other European countries.
He said Russian and German tour operators have raised the need to build new rooms “because occupancy is often so high that they’ve practically have had to stop sales.”
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