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VIDEO: PAX visits Hilton La Romana in Dominican Republic


VIDEO: PAX visits Hilton La Romana in Dominican Republic
PAXnews.com's Managing Editor Michael Pihach reports on location from Hilton La Romana in Dominican Republic. (Pax Global Media)
Michael Pihach

Michael Pihach is an award-winning journalist with a keen interest in digital storytelling. In addition to PAX, Michael has also written for CBC Life, Ryerson University Magazine, IN Magazine, and DailyXtra.ca. Michael joins PAX after years of working at popular Canadian television shows, such as Steven and Chris, The Goods and The Marilyn Denis Show.

Located in a bright turquoise-blue bay on Bayahibe Beach in the Dominican Republic, the all-inclusive Hilton La Romana, aside from being a newly-renovated, nature-wrapped utopia, has one unique advantage during the pandemic: its connection to the Hilton name.

As PAX saw first-hand during a visit to the leafy property last November, the Hilton name translates into Hilton-level standards of service, health and safety.

This can go a long way with pandemic-era travellers, and as Canada gets ready to ease quarantine rules for fully vaccinated Canadians, the dream of vacationing again is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Hilton La Romana is a recently-renovated, upscale, nature-wrapped utopia. (Pax Global Media)

Hilton La Romana, a twin property with one side for families and another side for adults, reopened on Nov. 15, 2020, following an eight-month-long shutdown due to the pandemic.

READ MORE: “Mother Nature’s swimming pool”: lush Hilton La Romana reopens with beach & brand power

Since then, visitors to this lush and leafy paradise, which is operated by Playa Hotels and Resorts, have been subject to enhanced health and hygiene measures supported by Playa Safe Stay, Hilton’s “Clean Stay,” and protocols mandated by Dominican’s Ministry of Tourism.

Staff disinfect luggage (left); right, room service arrives in a takeout bag, left for safe pickup at door. (Pax Global Media/Michael Pihach)

With ocean-facing pools and gardens, divine restaurants and a water park (the only one in the region), Hilton La Romana has all the right pieces in place for a relaxing family or adults-only escape.

What does health and safety look like at Hilton La Romana? Do pink flamingos really roam the grounds there? Are the sunsets as blazing as they say they are?

Watch PAX’s exclusive on-location video from Hilton La Romana to find out!


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