Cap Cana and Solaya Hotels Announce Startup of Construction of 'Eden Roc at Cap Cana' Luxury Boutique Hotel

Oct 19, 2010, 08:45 ET from Cap Cana, S.A.

JUANILLO, Dominican Republic, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cap Cana, S.A. ("Cap Cana") and Solaya Hotels, a private luxury boutique hotel development firm, today announced the startup of construction of "Eden Roc Cap Cana", an 8,000 square meter (85,600 square foot) luxury resort being developed within Cap Cana by Solaya Hotels.

Modeled after the luxurious and glamorous French and Italian Riviera, Eden Roc Cap Cana will feature Mediterranean Revival style architectural elements. The luxury lifestyle boutique hotel, consisting of 37 bungalows/suites and a total of 41 rooms ranging in size from 120 to 400 square meters (1285 to 4280 square feet), each with a private swimming pool and a private spa area, will feature a wide array of amenities and entertainment programs.

Full-scale construction of the project, with an estimated total construction cost of approximately US$22 million, began in the third quarter of 2010 and is expected to be completed in winter 2011-2012. Solaya Hotels has appointed Dominican-based Civilmek, S.A. 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," said Franck Messiah, Vice President of Solaya Hotels. "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 5 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, beauty salon and hairdresser's, as well as a gym. In addition, guests will also have access to Cap Cana's other facilities which include a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, a full service marina, spas, retail shops, water sports and yacht club.

"We are very excited to announce the startup of the first luxury boutique hotel within the Cap Cana property," said Ricardo Hazoury, Chairman of Cap Cana. "Cap Cana is synonymous with the finest in world-class resort community development. This announcement serves to strengthen our ongoing efforts of enhancing the overall value of the project by attracting well-respected private real estate and hotel developers."

Eden Roc Cap Cana represents the newest addition Cap Cana's portfolio of master planned community and luxury resort developments that would appeal to the upper end residential and tourism markets.

About Solaya Resorts

Solaya is a private ultra-luxury boutique hotel development firm. Eden Roc Cap Cana is the first Hotel of the group and will be the flagship and model for the future hotels, which will be developed throughout the Americas and Europe. Solaya is born from the passion and quest for excellence of its founders who have created a unique concept of intimate luxury. Solaya's principal shareholder is the Mazzarella family, from Italy and Venezuela.

About Cap Cana

Cap Cana is a 30,000 acre master-planned luxury resort and real estate community located on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. The community is fully operational with championship golf and yachting facilities, a world class hotel, pristine beaches, a variety of dining and retail establishments and numerous other amenities. Since breaking ground in 2002, Cap Cana has invested approximately US$800 million in infrastructure and other improvements and has entered into contracts with aggregate value of approximately US$1.5 billion for the sale of approximately 1,500 units of real estate properties. Throughout this period, Cap Cana has delivered approximately over 700 real estate properties to buyers, including retail and developer hotel lots, condominiums and villas. For additional information, visit www.capcana.com or call 1-809-227-2262.

SOURCE Cap Cana, S.A.



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