Hilton uses Santo Domingo to launch new brand in Caribbean
Hilton Worldwide has announced its first Caribbean Homewood Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo on the former site of the La Chismosa bar-lounge on Gustavo Mejia Ricart Avenue, opposite the Blue Mall. The JW Marriott Hotel is located in the Blue Mall. Two blocks away, Intercontinental will open its own hotel in a high-rise building also under construction on Winston Churchill Avenue.
Hilton already has two hotels in Santo Domingo – the Santo Domingo Hilton on the Malecon seafront boulevard and the Embassy Suites hotel, also on Av. Gustavo Mejia Ricart but in the Naco neighborhood.
“The signing of Homewood Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo is a great milestone as it introduces a new Hilton Worldwide brand to the Caribbean and our third hotel in the Dominican Republic,” said Tom Potter, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide. “This agreement helps pave the way for further Homewood Suites by Hilton expansion opportunities in the Caribbean and Latin America.”
“We are proud to work with Hilton Worldwide on this exciting project and together bring their Homewood Suites by Hilton brand to the Dominican Republic,” said the developers, Proinversion and TVP Management, Rafael Blanco and Carlos Tejera, respectively. “We are sure that our project’s superior quality combined with Hilton Worldwide’s 95 years of renowned service standards and exceptional guest experiences will deliver the perfect recipe for success.”
Blanco is the president of the National Business Council (Conep), the Dominican Republic’s leading private sector association .