Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts to Revamp & Rename

Press Release

25th July 2018

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts to Revamp & Rename

Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue
One of the brand’s seven properties in Punta Cana, the hotel is being entirely refurbished, will receive swim-up suites and a new adjacent sports bar and fitness centerMIAMI, Fla. (June 20, 2018) – Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, the leading all-inclusive resort chain with properties in the Caribbean, Mexico and Spain, will renovate Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue, one of the brand’s most distinct properties in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The 528-suite oceanfront hotel has closed and will reopen as Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar upon completion November 2018.

Situated on the beautiful azure waters of Playa Bavaro and one of the brands seven hotels in the location, Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar will be the ideal adults-only retreat to make memories in paradise. Guests will be able to dip into one of the hotel’s sparkling pools right from their rooms with the addition of swim-up suites, complimenting the architectural features of the hotel. With a refreshing oasis right outside each suite balcony, guests will be steps away from a relaxing private plunge while being surrounded by the property’s tranquil gardens. The extensive renovation will also enhance the hotel’s interiors to feature a more sophisticated and sleek, yet subdued color scheme with white and light brown tones, and a new coffee shop will serve freshly baked goods and refreshing drinks.

To enhance the property’s culinary scene, Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar is set to boast three refurbished restaurants: an Italian restaurant, one Gourmet restaurant and a garden grill. The updated Gourmet restaurant will have a contemporary interior design with a pentagon-shaped gold bar set at the restaurant’s entrance delivering a cosmopolitan and trend-setting aesthetic. Featuring an extensive cocktail and drinks menu, the a la carte restaurant’s delectable cuisine will take ingredients and inspiration from popular international foods.

“Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar’s impressive redesign comes at an exciting time for our brand as we recently announced a portfolio rebranding and reclassified our properties into four categories and distinct experiences,” said Helen Montijano, vice president of sales and marketing, U.S. and Canada. “The renovated hotel will fall under our Luxury brand and our Escape experience signifying that it will provide high-end amenities, five-star service, and the entertainment and gastronomy offering will cater specifically to adults.”

Bahia Principe’s Bavaro complex will also be receiving some upgrades of its own, for use by guests of all Luxury properties, including a sports bar and fitness center for guests 18 years and older. For sports enthusiasts, the new sports bar will have ample indoor and outdoor seating, multiple LED flat screens as well as an extended beverage menu. At the complex’s new fitness center, guests can expect a revitalized look with floor to ceiling windows and modern workout machines. Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts is committed to providing unique vacation experiences that will ultimately allow them to experience happiness.

Guests who reserve a stay at the new Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar will be privy to a multitude of benefits including on-request butler service and access to the other Bahia Principe properties at the destination, with the exception of Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia. For adults seeking to unwind in style, the serene Bahia Spa, features treatments that are centered on finding balance between mind and body and for those looking to let loose, the brand’s signature shopping and nightlife center, Bahia Principe Village, combines local culture and opportunities for fun and excitement such as live music and karaoke.

About Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts
Grupo Piñero’s Bahia Principe hotel chain has a presence in the Dominican Republic, where it is the market leader in terms of the number of hotel beds, as well as the Riviera Maya (Mexico), Jamaica and Spain (in the Canaries and Balearic Islands). Year after year, the Bahia Principe hotels receive a large part of the most prestigious international awards for quality that are given in the vacation industry. Alongside its high-end hotel facilities, the Piñero family’s company also manages two large luxury home resorts: Playa Nueva Romana Residences & Golf (Dominican Republic) and Bahia Principe Rivera Maya Residences & Golf (Mexico). The company has also developed other lines of business in the tourism industry, the most notable of which include the tour operator business (Soltour and BP-USA Travel) and guest reception services (Coming2).

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Welcomes Guests of All Ages

The luxurious all-inclusive resort now offers families the opportunity to enjoy the idyllic island of Cayo Levantado located in Dominican Republic’s Samaná peninsula

MIAMI, FL (April 23, 2018) – Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, the leading all-inclusive resort brand with properties located throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Spain, is pleased to announce Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado, previously an adults-only property, will begin accepting children. Starting May 2018, families with younger travelers seeking to experience happiness will be welcome at the only hotel based on the island of Cayo Levantado, Samaná, on the northern coast of Dominican Republic.

The only hotel located on the idyllic island of Cayo Levantado, a journey to this property begins with a ferry ride from a private Bahia Principe dock and unfolds on a magical island of otherworldly beauty. Its exclusivity, natural splendor and utter tranquility make this Bahia Principe’s flagship hotel and are only some of the reasons why it was named the No. 2 all-inclusive in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor, and the 17th best all-inclusive in the world.

Guests of all ages will be able to enjoy elegantly-appointed, spacious accommodations, and the resort’s multiple swimming pools and whirlpools, six restaurants and four bars. This will be the brand’s only treasure experience hotel, as per its recent portfolio reclassification that highlights properties in the most unique locations, that welcomes younger guests. To cater to children, Bahia Principe’s fun-filled kids program, Bahia Scouts, will be offered on the island and includes daily activities, such as arts and crafts and sports games, that will allow for parents to venture out on their own.

“This paradisiacal one-hotel island offers a comprehensive experience that includes two private beaches, our signature Bahia Spa, as well as nightly entertainment perfect for families to stay on the island. Though the hotel will retain its tranquil spirit, we have decided to remove the adults-only restriction based on feedback from past guests who are eager to enjoy the resort with their families and from our travel partners who help coordinate and book stays,” said Helen Montijano, vice president of sales and marketing for the U.S. and Canada.

Four Samaná properties, endless possibilities
“In addition to Cayo Levantado, travelers can also enjoy the brand’s three additional properties on the Samaná mainland. While each comes complete with its own personality, all share our commitment to remarkable service, top-tier amenities and a superior quality experience,” added Montijano.

Luxury Bahia Principe Samaná is an adults-only haven with 149 rooms and the brand’s second luxury property in the area. Here, guests who seek a balanced vacation can enjoy the brand’s WE Wellness Experience that features specialty menus, fitness classes, spa services and more. Luxury Bahia Principe

Samaná was named the No. 3 best all-inclusive in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor and No. 18 best in the world and offers special amenities from butler service to wait service at the beach and pool.

Also located in the Samana region are two of Bahia Principe’s Grand properties that feature a value-driven offering. Thanks to its sweeping ocean views that overlook Samaná’s multiple hills and small scenic towns, Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa was recently named one of the top 20 hotels in the world with the best views by Minube.com. With a variety of on-site experiences and activities surrounded by a gorgeous landscape, Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa is the ideal place for guests seeking a comprehensive and dynamic setting to disconnect and recharge in style.

The brand’s most family-centric property in the region, Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, is highlighted by Family Junior and Family Master suites that offer extra amenities for kids such as specialized bath kits and a minibar with juices, shakes, milk and soft drinks. Guests can discover pure Caribbean paradise and bathe in the crystalline waters of one of the island’s most spectacular beaches. Kids will enjoy spending their days splashing around at the resort’s waterpark and participating in the Bahia Scouts program. A short drive away is Las Terrenas, a small fishing village with a strong European influence that boasts numerous gift shops that sell paintings crafted by locals.

Discover Samaná’s natural wonders
Nestled between the verdant jungles of the Dominican Republic and azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, Samaná is a tropical destination like no other. Attractions like Los Haitises National Park – featuring rich biodiversity and caves marked with native Taino hieroglyphs – and cascading waterfall Salto del Limon, that travelers visit by horseback riding through the jungle, offer endless options for outdoor fun. An ideal year-round getaway, travelers making summer plans can escape the busy tourist hotspots for an off-the-beaten-path break, while in winter travelers can cross off a bucket list item and watch the humpback whales that gather in Samaná Bay.

With an extensive portfolio of resorts varying in personalities, Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts promises a comprehensive vacation experience where guests’ needs are considered above all else. For more information, or to book a stay with Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, visit www.bahia-principe.com.

About Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts
Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, a Grupo Piñero brand under their Living Resorts business unit, owns 25 properties and 13,127 hotel rooms in Dominican Republic, where it is the market leader in terms of the number of hotel beds, as well as the Riviera Maya (Mexico), Jamaica and Spain (in the Canary and Balearic Islands). Year after year, Bahia Principe hotels, classified into distinct categories – Luxury, Grand, Sunlight and Fantasia – receive a large part of the most prestigious quality recognitions that are awarded in the vacation industry.

About Grupo Piñero
Grupo Piñero is a family-owned Spanish tourism group with a presence throughout the entire value chain of the vacation industry. It holds the top rankings within the sun and beach travel segment, basing its value offering on three main pillars: its ability to inspire trust; its service which pursues excellence, warmth and attention to detail; and a strong price/quality differentiator throughout its travel offering. Grupo Piñero has a team of 15,000 professionals that manage nine million guest stays per year from travelers from over 30 countries. In 2017, Grupo Piñero reported an EBITDA of 205 million USD and its revenue increased 8% year over year.

Grupo Piñero has three business units: Living Resorts, encompassing hotels and residential properties – 27 establishments and over 13,000 rooms (including Grupo Piñero and Bahia Principe Hotels)- in Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica and Spain, and golf courses; Travels, for tour operator brands, Soltour and Coming2; and Services, which includes sustainable transportation within the properties, video and photo production and recreational activities.

As part of the implementation of its CSR strategy, Grupo Piñero is committed to being a healthy, sustainable company that is sensitive to the well-being of its employees, while also making a positive economic, social and environmental contribution to the locations where it operates.

FOR MEDIA INFORMATION:
Diana Arellano, Newlink
305.720.0068 / Diana.Arellano@Newlink-Group.com

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