More Hotel Choices for Miami Tourists, Business in the Dominican Republic

Renowned Global Brand, InterContinental, Breaks Ground in Santo Domingo. South Floridians will now have a new hotel choice in the Dominican Republic's capital city.

With tourism strong between Miami and Dominican Republic, South Floridians will be happy to know that soon they will be able to check into The Real InterContinental Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

Guests traveling from Miami will enjoy a luxury 32,000 square foot property that will boast 5 exclusive entertainment areas, featuring restaurants, fine dining, a lounge, and several bars. The hotel will have 227 sleeping rooms, full-service spa, beauty salon, and a lush pool overlooking the aquamarine hues of the Caribbean Sea.

The hotel will also have 850 square feet of meeting and banquet spaces, which will attract meetings and conventions from all over the region, as well as Miami. Without a doubt the hotel's meeting spaces will be part of the on-going economic development-taking place between Miami and the Dominican Republic. Today, the Dominican Republic is Miami's number 8-trade partner, with more than US$2.9 billion of imports and exports, according to WorldCity.

The 5-star hotel promises to offer the amenities and services of InterContinental Hotels all over the world. The project, which recently broke-ground, is being developed by Grupo Poma's hotel division Real Hotels & Resorts, which operates, franchises, and owns 27 hotels in 10 countries, including the InterContinental at Doral Miami in South Florida.

Fernando Poma, Executive Vice President of Real Hotels & Resorts said, "We strive to offer the best experience through two key areas: our employees and our infrastructure, which are based on a set of product attributes that have already become standards in our hotels and provide our guests with the best rest possible and vibrant and safe places for, both, business and leisure."

Real InterContinental Santo Domingo is poised to become an important commercial, business, and entertainment point of the capital city where South Floridians can feel at home.


About Real Hotels & Resorts

Real Hotels & Resorts, hotel division of Grupo Poma with headquarters in San Salvador, El Salvador, has more than 35 years of experience. It operates, franchises, and owns 27 hotels in 10 countries: El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, and United States. Real Hotels & Resorts is led by Ricardo Poma and operated by Executive Vice President Fernando Poma Kriete. It is the leader hotel group in the Central America and one of the most important in Latin America.

Real Hotels & Resorts operates three international brands: InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International, and Choice Hotels International. Currently, its portfolio includes 27 hotels, owned and franchised, 4,310 available rooms, and almost 6,000 employees. It is Master Franchise of Choice Hotels International for Central America, Panama, the Caribbean, and Colombia.

About InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 168 hotels, located in more than 60 countries with local insight that comes from over 60 years of experience. At InterContinental we believe that superior, understated service, and outstanding facilities are important, but what makes us truly different, is the genuine interest we show in our guests. Our desire is to help guests make the most of their time. We connect our well-travelled guests to what's special about a destination, by sharing our knowledge so they enjoy authentic experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook.

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