Athletes’ hotel opens in La Fe, Santo Domingo
When the Central American and Caribbean Games were celebrated in Santiago in 1986, then president of the Dominican Olympic Committee Jose Joaquin Puello proposed that the government build a facility to accommodate elite athletes all year long. Back then the idea was approved and the site, a former jail facility in La Fe in Santo Domingo was chosen by the government. Construction began ten years later in 1996, so it has taken 30 years for the initial idea to reach fruition. On Monday, 20 June 2016, President Danilo Medina inaugurated the center, which covers an area of 18,202 square meters and was built at a cost of RD$133.5 million.
The facility has 50 rooms for visiting delegates, 34 single bedrooms and 16 double bedrooms for athletes, cafeteria, laundry, sports courts, gymnasium, sauna, medical office, videogame hall and meeting rooms.
The plan is for the facility to be self-sustainable. Visiting delegates will pay for their accommodation, which will help maintain the center.
Source: DR1, 7dias
June 21, 2016
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