JUANILLO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Cap Cana SA and Solaya Hotels announce the start of construction of Eden Roc Cap Cana, a “6-star” luxury boutique resort modeled after the French Riviera.
The 8,000-sq.-m property consisting of 37 bungalow suites and four standard guestrooms will feature Mediterranean Revival architectural elements. Each unit will have a private swimming pool and a private spa area.
Full-scale construction of the project, with an estimated total construction cost of approximately US$22 million, began in the third quarter and is expected to be completed in early 2012. Solaya Hotels has appointed Dominican-based Civilmek SA as the principal contractor and the prestigious Dominican architect Frank Ortega to carry out the architectural design of the project.
“Our ultimate goal is to create a 6-star boutique hotel in a unique concept within the Dominican Republic rivaling the world’s best boutique hotels in Europe, Asia and North America in every aspect,” says Solaya Vice President Franck Messiah. “We are certain that Cap Cana is the ideal place to carry out our project, and we are convinced that this will be one of the world’s principal destinations within the next five years.”
The resort will offer its guests the option of two luxury restaurants, including a main restaurant featuring Italian and French Mediterranean cuisine, a private beach and an outdoor swimming pool. Guests will also enjoy a spa with a wide array of treatments, sauna, massages, salon and a gym. Guests will have access to Cap Cana’s other facilities, including a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, a marina, spas, retail shops, water sports and a yacht club.
Solaya Hotels is a private ultra-luxury boutique hotel development firm. Eden Roc Cap Cana is Solaya’s first hotel and will be the flagship and model for future properties, which will be developed throughout the Americas and Europe. Solaya’s principal shareholder is the Mazzarella family, from Italy and Venezuela.