Iberostar Beachfront Resorts has announced the reopening of Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus in Bayahíbe, Dominican Republic, after a complete renovation of its 528 rooms and most of its facilities throughout 2022.
This five-star all-inclusive family resort of colonial architecture, which opened its doors in 2001, features three swimming pools, five restaurants, six bars, a theatre, a gym, Spa Sensations, StarCafé, Star Prestige and Star Camp for children and teenagers.
The property is located 20 minutes from La Romana airport (LRM) and 50 minutes from Punta Cana Airport (PUJ), and offers a complete infrastructure for fully personalized weddings and corporate events.
Among the main refurbishments, Iberostar has also renovated one of the pools.
Another important space completely renovated is the Star Camp, dedicated to the entertainment of children and teenagers with multicultural and educational programs.
These updates include a kitchen for Mini Chef activities and a Mini Cinema with a giant screen, as well as new furniture and a video game installation.
As a major novelty, the hotel now includes high-tech in-room installations, such as Chromecast, USB sockets, new reading lamps and a modern key system connected to guests' wristbands and phones via QR codes.
In addition to the renovation of bathrooms and furniture, which allowed some rooms to be upgraded to a higher category, the Los Arcos Theatre also incorporates projection technology (Mapping) for the new shows.
The renovation has been done following Iberostar's sustainability criteria and in line with the Iberostar’s 2030 Agenda, which has objectives divided between the three action areas: moving towards a circular economy model, promoting responsible consumption of seafood, and improving the coastal health of all the ecosystems surrounding its facilities.
It has created 3R (reduce, reuse, recycle) departments in all its hotels and continues to make progress towards being free of waste by 2025 and carbon neutral by 2030.
The renovation comes as Iberostar recently announced it had agreed a long-term commercial agreement with IHG Hotels & Resorts to add up to 70 of its beachfront resorts to IHG’s system under the Iberostar Beachfront Resorts brand, the 18th brand for IHG.
The portfolio of Iberostar properties will gain access to IHG’s enterprise platform, including its distribution channels and the IHG One Rewards loyalty programme with more than 100 million members.