Spanish group to build 3,500 hotel rooms in Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo.- Spanish mogul Juan José (Pepe) Hidalgo on Tuesday announced the expansion of investments in the Dominican Republic through his group Globalia, one of Spain’s leading tourism and airline companies.
Speaking to reporters after meeting with president Danilo Medina in the National Palace, Hidalgo announced the construction of 3,500 additional hotel rooms. “Since the President (Medina) is interested in injecting more dynamism to tourism, we’ve committed ourselves to expansion by 3,500 rooms shortly with an immediate investment.”
He said among the investments figure the modernization of the Hotel Canoa in Bayahibe, which he promised will be ready in December and expects Medina to head its inaugural.
He said he spoke with the Head of State on the need for greater connectivity between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo, as well as to Europe.
Hidalgo said this would make it easier for Puerto Ricans to transfer without having to fly to other previous destinations, and offer packages with three days in Santo Domingo, four in San Juan “and in this manner provide feedback to benefit tourism operations.”
He said the concept of connectivity also includes a Santo Domingo-New York flight that could be set forth, for which he affirms a study is now underway.
Hidalgo was accompanied by Matías Sánchez, Globalia Investment director for Dominican Republic; Paco Pérez, regional director and Javier Blanco, director of Be Live Hotels.
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