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DR Will See Up Market Property Open in 2006

The Westin Roco Ki Beach & Golf Resort, which is currently under construction in the Dominican Republic is scheduled to open in November 2006. The property is nestled in a lush tropical landscape on the azure-blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, and adjacent to Macao Beach, the spectacular resort will be situated near the popular resort area of Punta Cana. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. have announced that they will manage the resort under its upper-upscale brand, Westin Hotels & Resorts. The 315-room resort is taking great care to achieve a harmonious balance between luxurious comfort for guests and the diversity of environments on the property - ocean, wetlands, tropical forests, mangroves, cliffs and rolling hills. The property will feature architecture and exhibits honoring the ancient Taino culture. The resort’s name, Roco Ki, which in the Taino language means “honoring the land,” reflects the cultural and ecological balance of the area’s natural attributes.

“This spectacular and unique resort will be Westin’s fifth property in the Caribbean and strengthen the brand’s presence in this region,” said Sue Brush, senior vice president, Westin Hotels & Resorts. “The Westin Roco Ki will feature a regional and cultural flavor that will strike a chord with our guests who want to experience a distinctive, one-of-a-kind resort.”

The resort will include 315 guest accommodations including 20 Jungle Luxe Bungalows, and 56 two and three bedroom luxury condo units. These exotic bungalows celebrate the historical heritage of the site and are the embodiment of the spiritual, tranquil and romantic ambiance the resort will bring to guests. Roco Ki also includes a residential community, comprised of private luxury homes as well as “Cliffside” Villas and Jungle Luxe Bungalows.

The property is owned by Macao Beach Resort, Inc., a subsidiary of Geostar, Inc. which has tourism investments worldwide.