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Construction on Aman Hotel Begins in Playa Grande in the North Coast of the Dominican Republic

posted on: Mar 17 2013 8:0 by The Reporter. Viewed 2868 times.

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ROLANDO FERNANDEZ, PIERRE CHARALAMBIDES, ADRIAN ZECA & MILTOS KAMBOURIDES

Dominican President Danilo Medina

The Playa Grande Holdings company began construction of a US$500 million luxury resort that will be situated in “Playa Grande,” one of the country’s most beautiful beaches. The ground breaking ceremony was attended by President Danilo Medina. In this first phase, the overall investment will be US$50 million, and will include a six-star hotel featuring 30 rooms and 38 villas. This stage will also include the redesign of a golf course built there years ago.

Company president Pierre Charalambides said that the Playa Grande golf course “will be one of the finest in the country and will contribute to the improvement of the quality of tourism in the north coast” and will “demonstrate that the Dominican Republic can be one of the best destinations in the world for luxury tourism. “

The Aman Hotel will occupy 600,000 square meters and will feature a reception area, restaurant, bar, library, conference room, outdoor terraces, swimming pool, spa and fitness center, beach club with pool, tennis courts, and kids club with pool . All 30 rooms will have private pools.

When completed, the entire complex will be built on 9.5 million square meters of terrain. Aside from the Aman Hotel, other construction projects will include several boutique hotels, a beachfront hotel, a luxury eco-hotel, villas located on the golf course, a beach community with trendy restaurants and shops, and sports activities such as tennis, equestrian clubs, among others.

Brand New Golf Course

The Playa Grande golf course is considered to be one of the country’s most spectacular golf courses. It also has the highest number of golf holes situated in the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The golf course, built years ago, will be rebuilt by Rees Jones, son of the world-famous golf architect Robert Trent Jones.

The renovation will improve on what’s already an impressive golf course. It will also modernize the course’s irrigation and drainage systems. The upgrade will turn the Playa Grande golf course into one of the finest in the world.

Playa Grande Holdings

Playa Grande Holdings is owned by Dolphin Capital Investors, a real estate company listed in the London Stock Exchange. The company has solid investments in Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, and has accumulated years of experience in the development of tourism projects. Last year, the company inauguranted the Amazoe Hotel in Greece, considered by experts to be one of the finest tourism facilities in the Mediterranean.



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