n collaboration with All Inclusive Collection, the full service hotel, estimated to open in late 2017, will feature 400 hotel rooms and suites and a state-of-the-art casino.
“The Dominican Republic is the region’s most visited country and continues to be the top performing destination in the Caribbean,” said Nelson Parker, Hard Rock VP of Casino Development. “The decision to bring a full service hotel and the brand’s second Caribbean casino to the Dominican Republic is a testament to the country’s remarkable strength in tourism.”
“We’ve had overwhelming success with our resort in Punta Cana, and are thrilled to continue our collaboration with Hard Rock and introduce Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Santo Domingo,” said Frank Maduro, All Inclusive Collection VP of Marketing. “The vibrant atmosphere of the destination, matched with our luxury offerings and unique amenities, will make for an unforgettable and fun experience.”
Located in the heart of the city, the property will be home to a 23,000sqft casino, screening room, and a nightclub opening up to the main pool. The ultra-modern casino will feature two bars, a race and sports book, high limit slots, 400 slot machines and 40 table games, offering Hard Rock guests a world-class gaming experience. A private gaming room on the exclusive suite floor will be available for guests with select access.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Santo Domingo will also include 33,000sqft of meeting space. Additionally, the property will feature a Rock Star Suite and a Rock Royalty Level floor. Unlike past collaborations between Hard Rock and All Inclusive Collection, this hotel will not be all-inclusive.
The property will also provide many brand exclusive offerings, including a world famous Rock Shop. An interactive Sound Of Your Stay amenity program will be free for hotel guests and allow for hands-on music experiences, in-room guitar jam sessions and playlist download upon check-in and in-room delivery of professional DJ equipment.
Along with a myriad of restaurants and bars, including a cigar lounge and a celebrity-chef specialty restaurant, guests will enjoy convenient access to Santo Domingo’s main shopping centre Blue Mall, home to the Hard Rock Cafe Santo Domingo. In addition, guests will enjoy access to historically significant sites, the National Aquarium and beautiful botanical gardens and parks in the surrounding area.
“With seven international airports, 28 golf courses and more than 1,000 miles of beaches, it’s easy to understand how the Dominican Republic maintains an average year-round hotel occupancy of 87pc,” remarked Parker. “The city’s historic Colonial Zone is undergoing extensive renovations, which will add even more appeal for visitors. Also, a recently finished new highway between Punta Cana and Santo Domingo cuts travel time between the two destinations from four hours to two.”