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Sheraton Opens a Four Points Property in Punta Cana

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  Site Where: Boulevard 1ero de Noviembre, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
October 10, 2012 at 11:45 AM | by | ()

Starwood Hotels continues their global expansion by opening the 124-room Four Points by Sheraton Punta Cana on September 28th, the first US-based, internationally-branded hotel to open in the Dominican Republic.

This is the newest addition to the Puntacana Village, which is designed to be a tranquil community with all the services and amenities of an urban area. The village includes a mix of both residential and commercial real estate, an international school, a retail and dining galleria, churches, financial institutions, medical centers, gyms, and, now, a Four Points by Sheraton. The hotel hopes to attract both business and leisure travelers with its low rates (starting at $96 a night) and location.

Shara Seigel, a spokesperson for the Four Points Punta Cana, said the hotel is structured to be more affordable than the surrounding options that are all-inclusive. Seigel sees the crowd being more leisure than business-oriented, vacationers using the property as a launching point to explore the village and surrounding beaches. While there is no official partnership, guests of the hotel are provided shuttle access to the Punta Cana Resort & Club, which houses the Six Senses Spa and Tom Fazio and P.B. Dye designed golf courses.

As of now, there are no deals or discounts worked out between the Sheraton and the spa/courses of the Punta Cana Resort. A bit of a head scratcher, for sure. And given that you can get a room at the beachfront Punta Cana Resort for only $3 more a night than the current rate of the Sheraton, we're wondering what incentive there is to stay at the latter (you might even be able to get a cheaper deal. At the time of this posting, you can find rates as low as $62 per night on Expedia for the Punta Cana Hotel while the Four Points shows an average rate of $107/night).

Have you stayed here already? Let us know your thoughts. We're curious to see how the hotel does in its first few months.

[Photo: Starwood Hotels]

Archived Comments:

This is definitely

This is definitely going to be a popular hangout spot by both the locals and tourists alike. With both residential and commercial estate coming together within the same area, it is bound to be buzzing with a boundless number of activities for everyone. There will be retail right under the noses of the residents there and the businesses there will have customers ready right in front of their doorstep.