Grupo Piñero, parent company of Bahia Principe, has welcomed the opening of its newest adults-only hotel, Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar in Punta Cana.
The festivities, which coincided with the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, brought together more than 250 guests to celebrate the property which reopened in November after a comprehensive renovation.
The party, which was divided into six events, sought to highlight some of the entertainment the brand’s hotels offer including a burlesque show, rock show and silent disco.
Grupo Piñero invested more than US$26 million to renovate the five star, 528-room beachfront hotel, adding swim-up suites, revamped restaurants as well as a sports bar and fitness centre, both also open to guests of Grand Bahia Principe Aquamarine, a second adults-only property within the brand’s seven-hotel Bavaro complex.
In its first few months of operation, the property has maintained 94 per cent occupancy with a significant increase in guest satisfaction.
Grupo Piñero holds a firm conviction in the importance of making a positive economic, social and environmental impact in the countries in which it operates and is committed to contributing to the Dominican Republic’s tourism growth with significant investments such as these, as well as its socioeconomic growth by way of the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.
“Hotel activity represents more than eight per cent of the Dominican Republic’s GDP, amounting to more than US$840 million in income for the country last year,” said Encarna Piñero, chief executive of Grupo Piñero during her speech at the inaugural party.
“We employ more than 8,000 Dominicans, which amounts to more than half of our global workforce.
“We believe the sector in which we operate is essential to the growth of this country and are committed to continuing to grow in a responsible manner.
“Our commitment to sustainability has been further solidified with recognition from Travelife, who has certified all of our hotels in the Dominican Republic.”