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Hodelpa Hotels To Build New All-Inclusive Resorts In Samaná And Punta Cana

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This week, Hodelpa announced it plans to build two new huge resorts in Punta Cana and Samaná, offering visitors even greater choice when it comes to luxurious accommodation.

White-sand beach in Samana surrounded by clear water

The Dominican Republic is home to several popular resort destinations, including Punta Cana and Puerto Plata. While there is no shortage of beautiful seaside destinations to choose from, the country is struggling to meet growing demand as millions of travelers flock to enjoy the country’s beaches.

Hodelpa To Launch Two New All-Inclusives In Popular Resort Towns

With the Dominican Republic seeing record demand among international travelers, hotel firms are rushing to announce new projects to fill in the gap. The latest firm to announce new properties is Hodelpa, one of the largest hospitality chains in the Dominican Republic. 

Colourful sunset seen from a resort in Punta Cana

According to Angel Hernández, vice president for operations, Hodelpa is eyeing two new locations for its upcoming resorts: Punta Cana and Samaná.

The seaside destinations were shortlisted due to their tropical allure and excellent tourism infrastructure, not to mention their award-winning white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters.

While Punta Cana is already the country’s most popular choice for travelers, Samaná is attracting growing attention as an alternative.

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Aerial shot of a Punta Cana resort with tropical water and greenery

The first of two new resorts will be built in Samaná, a popular located some 120 kilometers west of Punta Cana. Preliminary plans suggest the property will be on the larger side, with up to 750 rooms, and will offer guests sweeping views of the nearby ocean.

The all-inclusive resort will belong to the Emotions by Hodelpa brand, with a focus on exclusive, high-end service. The resort will be built in a strategic location nearby the city’s international airport making for easy and convenient access.

White-sand beach in Samana with blue skies and waves

Hodelpa’s resort will be a first for the chain, which doesn’t currently operate any properties in the seaside destination.

It’ll also be an opportunity for the brand to attract new guests by providing top-notch service and memorable experiences. Hodelpa isn’t cutting any corners with its new investment and is promising to offer some of the most lavish amenities in the area. 

Tropical scenery in Samana with a palm tree and water

Hodelpa is also planning on making a comeback in Punta Cana, where it has plans to launch a similarly-sized resort as the one in Samaná. The resort will have up to 1,200 rooms and will be located in Uvero Alto, one of the more popular resort areas in Punta Cana, where several popular high-end resorts already operate. 

Once complete, Hodelpa will have over 10 properties in the Dominican Republic, making it one of the largest domestic hospitality chains in the country. Hodelpa is just one of many hospitality firms to invest in new resorts, with Hyatt and Iberostar aiming to build two massive resorts in Pedernales, representing over 2000 rooms. 

Resort pool with crystal clear water and lounge chairs

Why Travelers Are Excited About Samaná 

Samaná is already one of the most popular resort hotspots in the country, and the location is set to become more popular over the following years. Known for its stunning mountainous scenery and gorgeous coastline, Samaná is the ideal location for a relaxing getaway. The city’s extensive coastline is dotted with white-sand beaches, including Playa Bonita and Playa Moron, some of the country’s most picturesque landscapes.

More adventurous travelers can opt for a day tour, with forest hikes and waterfall adventures being especially popular. Visitors can also combine rainforest treks with whale watching, another great ecotourism attraction. This 10-hour combined tour allows travelers to see and experience the best of both worlds and includes resort pick-up.

Aerial shot of Samana in the Dominican Republic with rainforest

Samaná is served by a small international airport with seasonal flights to and from several Canadian cities, although travelers can also reach the destination by bus from Punta Cana.

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