STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide announced that Sheraton Hotels has returned to the Dominican Republic with the opening of Sheraton Santo Domingo Hotel. Formerly known as Melia Santo Domingo, the newly renovated hotel offers 255 rooms and suites with ocean views. Hoteles Nacionales, owner and operator of the property, completed a comprehensive $12 million renovation to implement all the Sheraton brand’s signature services and amenities prior to flying the Sheraton flag. Highlights of the property include a large casino, an outdoor swimming pool, and five-star dining.
“We are thrilled to reintroduce the Sheraton brand to the Dominican Republic following this strategic conversion in Santo Domingo,” said Hoyt Harper, global brand leader, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts.
The hotel’s renovated lobby features the signature Link@Sheraton experience with Microsoft, a relaxed space with complimentary wireless broadband. All guestrooms were refurbished and outfitted with the all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, an oversized work desk, ergonomic chair, high-speed Internet, and 42-inch flat panel television. Sheraton Club guests enjoy upgraded amenities, as well as complimentary breakfast, beverages, and evening hors d’oeuvres, in the newly renovated Sheraton Club Lounge.
“We are proud to partner with Starwood Hotels to open the first Sheraton in the Dominican Republic and invite travelers to enjoy the hotel’s recently enhanced amenities in our spectacular, waterfront location,” said Paula Lama, vice president of Hoteles Nacionales.
Sheraton Santo Domingo Hotel is Starwood’s third property in the Dominican Republic, joining the recently opened Four Points by Sheraton Punta Cana Village and The Westin Punta Cana Resort and Club. The property offers 22,500 square feet of meeting space, including 11 conference rooms. Additional amenities include the hotel’s renovated fitness facility, as well as steam rooms, massage facility, and a sauna.