Playa confirms Dominican Republic buy

27th Jul 2007

Hotels & Resorts has announced its acquisition of the 756 guestroom
all- inclusive upscale Sunscape Casa del Mar Resort in La Romana, Dominican
Republic.The luxury resort and spa is operated by AM Resorts and is
located on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic adjacent to the
world famous Casa de Campo resort and golf community.
  This is the second resort purchased in the Dominican Republic by Playa
Hotels & Resorts. In 2006, the company purchased the Breezes Punta Cana
Resort, Spa and Casino, which has been re-branded as the Barcelo Premium
Punta Cana Resort and is undergoing a multimillion dollar renovation. With
the addition of the Sunscape Casa del Mar Resort, Playa Hotels & Resorts
now owns eight hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean.
  “The Sunscape Casa del Mar Resort enjoys an excellent reputation in one
of the Dominican Republic’s most exciting locations,” said Bruce Wardinski,
Chairman & CEO of Playa Hotels & Resorts, S.L. “The resort’s expansive
beach, coupled with its extensive facilities and the amenities of Casa de
Campo combine to create a perfect infrastructure for a successful resort
with great upside potential,” added Wardinski.
  The Sunscape Casa del Mar
  Situated near the exclusive resort community of Casa de Campo this
luxury all-inclusive resort includes 756 guestrooms and suites, seven a la
carte restaurants and one buffet restaurant, multiple cocktail lounges,
three differently themed spas, two swimming pools and a breathtaking
stretch of Caribbean beach. Additional guest amenities and services include
a health club with a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, four tennis courts, a
bicycle center, a sand volleyball court, a baseball field and soccer field.
Water sports, such as sailing and windsurfing, are available complimentary
at the beach, as well as scuba lessons in the pool. For families, there is
an “Explorers Club” for kids 3-12 years old.
  In addition to the onsite amenities, there are three world class golf
courses nearby, including the internationally renowned Pat Dye course, Casa
del Campo’s “Teeth of the Dog,” which was rated by Golf Magazine as one of
the top 10 golf resorts in the world.
  The resort is near the quaint fishing village of La Romana and is 15
minutes from La Romana International Airport and 90 minutes from Punta Cana
International Airport.



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