Starwood Hotels & Resorts' Westin brand has opened its first property in the Dominican Republic.


Owned and developed by Grupo Puntacana, The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club – which is located in the grounds of the Puntacana Resort & Club – offers 200 rooms and suites with ocean views, direct beach access, two dining experiences and access to the resort’s facilities.

Brian Povinelli, the company's global brand leader, said, “The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is an outstanding addition to our portfolio in the Caribbean, where we now offer five world-class Westin resorts. In this spectacular beachfront location guests can enjoy all of the Westin brand’s signature programmes and amenities, designed to inspire well-being and send them home feeling better than when they arrived.”
The hotel is located in the Playa Blanca area and offers an outdoor pool, poolside grill, lobby bar, cigar bar, children’s club, meeting and wedding facilities plus walking trails. Additional amenities include a spa, 24-hour business centre and a gym.

Nearby amenities include a golf course, marina, selection of restaurants, horse-riding and an ecological reserve featuring 12 fresh water lagoons.

For more information on the property see and for details on the resort visit

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