Westin Brand Unveils First Property in the Dominican Republic

STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide announced the debut of its Westin brand in the Dominican Republic. Owned and developed by Grupo Puntacana, The Westin Puntacana Resort and Club boasts an ideal location within the exclusive Puntacana Resort and Club property. The newly constructed hotel offers 200 rooms and suites with ocean views, as well as direct beach access, two dining experiences and access to Puntacana Resort and Club’s world-class facilities. It is the newest resort to join the Westin brand’s expanding resorts portfolio, which now includes more than 50 resorts around the world.

“The Westin Puntacana Resort and Club is an outstanding addition to our portfolio in the Caribbean, where we now offer five world-class Westin resorts,” said Brian Povinelli, global brand leader for Westin Hotels and Resorts and Le Meridien. “In this spectacular beachfront location, guests can enjoy all of the Westin brand’s signature programs and amenities, designed to inspire well-being and send them home feeling better than when they arrived.”

The Westin Puntacana Resort and Club is situated within the Playa Blanca area of Puntacana Resort and Club, just minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ). The hotel features an outdoor pool, poolside grill, lobby bar, cigar bar, children’s club, meeting and wedding facilities, and walking trails. Additional amenities include a full-service spa, 24-hour business center, and the brand’s signature Westin WORKOUT gym. Guests at the new Westin resort will also enjoy complete access to all the amenities of Puntacana Resort and Club, including three miles of beaches, 45-holes of championship golf, a full-service marina, nine restaurants, a Six Senses Spa, horseback riding, and a 1,500 acre ecological reserve featuring twelve fresh water lagoons.


The hotel’s 200 guestrooms, including 10 suites, are outfitted with the Westin Heavenly Bed—complete with down cushioning and a patented pillow-top mattress. Guestroom bathrooms feature the brand’s Heavenly Shower, Heavenly Robe, and White Tea Aloe bath amenities.

The Westin Puntacana Resort is the second Starwood property developed in partnership with Grupo Puntacana to open in the Dominican Republic, following the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village Hotel in 2012.