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AC Hotels by Marriott® Debuts in the Dominican Republic with the Opening of AC Punta Cana

The Design-Driven Hotel Brings the Brand’s European Style to the Heart of Punta Cana


AC Hotels by Marriott®, the design-led lifestyle brand part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, announces the opening of the 129-room AC Hotel by Marriott Punta Cana. With open and multifunctional public spaces, guests are invited to experience a hotel in the center of one of the most important tourist and corporate destinations in the Caribbean.

“With a picture-perfect location, the first AC Hotel in the Dominican Republic offers visitors elegant and purposefully designed spaces, modern rooms and a refined culinary experience,” said Jeff Tomczek, Vice President & Global Brand Leader, Distinctive Select Brands. “We’ve created an ideal environment to become a benchmark in hospitality for Punta Cana and throughout the country, which will allow discerning travelers to live life by design with everything they need and nothing they don’t.”

The culture and rich history of the Dominican Republic served as inspiration for the hotel, defining it as a relaxed, upscale option in the city. The hotel’s design features subtle nods to Caribbean nature and culture, including coffee accessories, local crafts, ceramics, and ornaments. In addition, the hotel’s dedication to the creative community will be reflected in its programming with local artists of various genres showcasing the beauty of the destination with their interpretations.

Located just 15 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) in the San Juan Shopping Center, the new hotel embodies the AC Hotels brand ethos to curate an effortless experience that offers only the best of what guests truly need with no unwanted extras, focusing on the increasingly growing trend of “bleisure travel.”

The brand’s signature offerings include the Spanish-inspired AC Kitchen, open for breakfast, dinner and brunch on weekends. Guests are welcomed into a sophisticated atmosphere with contemporary design featuring natural tones, richly textured finishes and carefully selected pieces. The signature AC Lounge® offers expertly made cocktails including a locally inspired gin tonic, local craft beers, and an elevated wine program. Tapas-style small bites complete the food menu in a comfortable and elegant atmosphere.

Guest can savor their refreshments outdoors on the terrace featuring an infinity pool with a children’s area for family gatherings, outfitted with cabanas and lounge chairs. The terrace offers a selection of food, drink and entertainment from sunrise to sunset for hotel guests and will offer a weekly schedule that includes music and social events.

The AC Punta Cana hotel offers more than 700 square feet of flexible meeting space and two smaller meeting rooms that provide event attendees with the perfect setup for brainstorming sessions and strategies. A beautiful outdoor lawn with 3,480 square feet of outdoor space provides a picturesque backdrop for any social or professional event. The hotel also includes a signature AC Library, an open space designed for individual or groups to study, think and connect with creative ideas.

The AC Punta Cana makes its debut in the Dominican Republic through the investment group EGI Business Group and will be operated by Highgate.

About AC Hotels by Marriott®
AC Hotels includes over 190 hotels in more than 27 countries and territories. At AC Hotels, every moment has been designed, refined, crafted, and considered to create a seamless guest experience. Each AC Hotel features purposefully designed signature spaces that strike the perfect balance of form and function. Most notably, the AC Lounge® invites guests and locals alike to collaborate during the day, or to enjoy signature cocktails and tapas in the evening. The AC Kitchen offers a European-inspired breakfast each morning. All AC guest rooms and public spaces evoke a particular sophistication, featuring sleek furnishings, curated artwork, and intuitive technology. The brand is dedicated to the details that matter most to guests during their travels with a mission to deliver The Perfectly Precise Hotel™ experience. For more information, visit and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. AC Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit

About Highgate
Highgate is a leading hospitality and real estate investment management company widely recognized as an industry innovator. Highgate is the dominant player in major US gateway cities, including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco, and Honolulu, with a growing presence in the Caribbean and Latin America. The hotel company offers expert guidance throughout all stages of the property cycle, from planning and development to recapitalization or disposition. Highgate has a proven track record in developing its diverse portfolio of bespoke lifestyle hotel brands, legacy brands, and independent hotels and resorts with contemporary programming and digital acumen. The company uses industry-leading revenue management tools that efficiently identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive superior performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team made up of some of the most experienced hospitality management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for major owner groups and major hotel brands. Highgate has corporate offices in New York, Dallas, London, Miami, Seattle, and Waikiki.

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