Meliá and Grupo Puntacana to invest $64.5M in Puerto Plata project


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Meliá Hotels International and the Puntacana Group have announced a major investment in the development of a new project in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The two companies will be investing 64.5 million euros in the construction of a third hotel within the tourism project in Puerto Plata. The estimated investment in the project would exceed 70 million dollars, with the opening scheduled for 2026.

This project marks the first agreement between the hotel company and the Puntacana Group, demonstrating the interest and commitment of both companies in the development of the new tourist center of Punta Bergantín, promoted by the Dominican government. Meliá will take a 20% stake in the project, making it the company’s seventh hotel in the Dominican Republic.

The announcement was made at the Fitur tourism fair in Madrid, where Meliá Hotels International has outlined a strong growth strategy for its premium and luxury brands in the coming years. The Puerto Plata hotel will be a five-star establishment with 300 rooms, managed under the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand. The project will also include the management of a condohotel with 100 apartments.

Punta Bergantín is an initiative of the Dominican government, promoted by Grupo Reservas and the Ministry of Tourism, to develop a tourist complex between the city of Puerto Plata and the Gregorio Luperón Airport. The complex will feature over 4,000 hotel rooms, a wide residential offering, an innovation district, a film studio, golf courses, hospital, shops, beach club, equestrian club, tennis club, villas, and parks, among others.

The Balearic hotel company aims to turn the destination into not only a tourist reference but also a center of innovation and entrepreneurship. This investment represents a significant commitment to the development of tourism in Puerto Plata and the Dominican Republic as a whole. With the opening of the new hotel in 2026, the region is set to attract even more visitors and become a leading destination in the Caribbean.

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