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Marriott International, Inc. is looking to the Dominican Republic to bring the W All-Inclusive brand to the beaches of Uvero Alto, one of Punta Cana’s chicest stretches of sand.

Spend Time in the Sun With W All-Inclusive

The agreement between Marriott, Grupo Puntacana and Mac Hotels is the first step towards the new W All-Inclusive Punta Cana Uvero Alto, an adults-only luxury playground for your Caribbean-loving clients. It is expected to be the first W Hotels-branded resort in the market and one of the first of the brand’s all-inclusive resorts worldwide.

“Punta Cana is the perfect destination for both the W Hotels brand and an all-inclusive luxury resort,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, chief development officer, Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International, in a press statement. “We look forward to bringing the vision for this fun adult playground to life with Grupo Puntacana and MAC Hotels.”

The W All-Inclusive Punta Cana Uvero Alto beachfront resort is expected to open with 349 guestrooms and suites featuring balconies and plunge pools. Plans also call for a spa with 11 treatment rooms, a retail area, three pools with bars and 11 food and beverage outlets.

The project is expected to break ground in the upcoming months, with an anticipated completion date of 2025.

For your clients who are ready to hit the beach sooner, you’ll be happy to know that connectivity between the Punta Cana International Airport, which receives 8 million passengers per year, is set to expand this winter season. Canadian low-cost airline Swoop received authorization to operate between Hamilton International Airport (YHM) and Punta Cana (PUJ) beginning January 11 to April 26, 2023, with a frequency of one flight per week, on Wednesdays. This airline already flies from Toronto to Punta Cana with two weekly services.

Frontier, meanwhile, is expected to begin a Tampa-Punta Cana route early this month, as well as a Tampa-Santo Domingo route. The airline will use its Airbus A320neo fleet, which has 186 passengers.

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