The Dominican Republic’s Ocean Bavaro Spa and Beach Resort in Punta Cana will be renamed the Barcelo Dominican Beach Resort following its purchase by Playa Hotels & Resorts, S.L. The all-inclusive resort joins two other properties in the Dominican Republic owned by the company. The acquisition of the Sunscape Casa del Mar Resort, located near Casa de Campo, was recently announced. The Breezes Punta Cana Resort, Spa and Casino, now called the Barcelo Punta Cana Resort, was acquired last year.
Bruce Wardinski, Chairman & CEO of Playa Hotels & Resorts, S.L., said, “Under the Barcelo brand we will enhance guest services and raise the quality of food and beverage to be comparable with Barcelo’s legendary all- inclusive programs. In addition, we are planning improvements to the physical condition of the resort, including a series of guestroom renovations.” [Read more…]