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The luxurious Sanctuary Cap Cana resort in the Dominican Republic will be converted to an all-inclusive model, Playa Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International announced.

The resort will be renamed Sanctuary Cap Cana, a Luxury Collection Adult All-Inclusive Resort. Playa Hotels & Resorts said the 325-room resort will become the first all-inclusive member of Marriott’s Luxury Collection brand.

“In our first joint venture with Marriott International, Sanctuary Cap Cana is the perfect choice for the level of style and sophistication that has made Marriott’s The Luxury Collection resorts the standard-bearer for unique, one-of-a-kind vacations,” said Fernando Mulet, executive vice president and chief investment officer at Playa Hotels & Resorts, in a press statement.

Sanctuary Cap Cana is the first Playa managed resort to be affiliated with Marriott.

“We are thrilled to bring our first The Luxury Collection all-inclusive brand extension to the Dominican Republic,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, chief development officer for the Caribbean and Latin America at Marriott International. “We are also excited for the opportunity to work with Playa Hotels & Resorts, a very reputable all-inclusive operator.”

The Luxury Collection rebranding will take effect in summer 2022. Sanctuary Cap Cana was last renovated in 2019. The hotel features five a la carte restaurants, six bars, five pools, and the Sanctuary Town nightlife destination.

Cap Cana, a 30,000-acre private enclave in Punta Cana, includes attractions like the Punta Espada golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, a 150-slip marina accommodating yachts up to 150 feet, and an equestrian center featuring two world-class polo fields.

Marriott International’s first all-inclusive resort opened in 2019, and the hotel company has steadily increased its presence in the segment. Currently, Marriott has 28 all-inclusive resorts across seven hotel brands. Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts brand has 123 hotels in 41 countries and territories.

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