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Last week, Punta Cana’s Sanctuary Cap Cana celebrated its grand reopening following a $45 million renovation during a ceremony that welcomed various government officials, including Dominican Republic’s president, as well as members of the hospitality industry.

“When we began planning the expansion of Sanctuary Cap Cana, we knew we were working off a tight deadline. I’m proud to say we were able to open ahead of schedule, completing the updates in just four short months and reopening the doors of this enchanting yet modern colonial village,” said owner of Sanctuary Cap Cana Francisco Martinez in press materials.

Playa Hotels & Resorts, which has a portfolio with an additional four resorts within the region, began operating Sanctuary Cap Cana in October 2017 and provided guidance on this multimillion-dollar project. The most notable upgrades include the redesign of all existing suites, the addition of two new buildings—increasing the room count by 140 rooms for a total of 325, a new lobby and a complete upgrade of the 20,000-sq.-ft. Sanctuary Spa and fitness center.

“It is an honor to partner with a seasoned and esteemed European business leader such as Mr. Martinez,” said Bruce Wardinski, chairman and CEO of Playa Hotels & Resorts, in press materials. “We are privileged to combine Mr. Martinez’s impeccably remodeled, iconic resort, with his vision of six-star luxury and Playa’s legendary Service from the Heart, to excite and delight a wider range of guests…. Together, we have the power to exceed even the most discerning guests’ expectations.”

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