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In Picture: Abraham Hazoury, Jesús Barderas, Francisco Javier García, Ricardo Hazoury, Rafael Féliz, Jhon Cholan, Danilo Medina, Alejandro Avellán y Jorge Féliz

With an investment of US $ 150 million, the hotel complex whose opening is planned for 2021, will consist of 519 rooms operated by Karisma Hotels & Resorts under the Margaritaville and Karisma brands, being Karisma’s second property in the Dominican Republic.

Margaritaville and Karisma Hotels & Resorts began the construction of the innovative Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma hotel in Cap Cana, in an event held with the presence of the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina Sánchez, accompanied by Rafael Féliz Germán, President of Karisma Hotels & Resorts, John Cohlan, Executive President of Margaritaville Holdings and Francisco Javier García, Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic.

Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma serves as the introduction of this award-winning brand to the Dominican Republic and expands Karisma’s presence in the region. With an investment of US $ 150 million, the new property will create 1,100 new jobs. Its opening is scheduled for 2021.

Located in the tourist, hotel and residential destination of Cap Cana, in front of Juanillo beach and along the Caribbean Sea, the hotel project will consist of 519 rooms, operated by Karisma Hotels & Resorts under the Margaritaville and Karisma brands, providing a unique luxury but casual experience, with first-class amenities and a relaxed beach atmosphere for guests who value exceptional quality without ostentation. With a focus on families, the hotel complex will offer amenities, services and a diverse gastronomic proposal. This, in combination with Margaritaville’s true sense of fun and relaxation, promises to be a new favorite tropical vacation destination in the Caribbean. Guests will receive calypsos and welcome drinks upon arrival, which will convey the refreshing experience they will live in Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma.

“Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma in Cap Cana is Karisma’s second property in the Dominican Republic, this being especially important for me, since I was born and raised here,” said Rafael Féliz, president of Karisma Hotels & Resorts. “We look forward to presenting the best luxury vacations for beachfront fun while enjoying authentic touches, unforgettable and unique moments for families, couples and singles. We are pleased to be able to offer 1,100 jobs in the country through our two resorts and continue investing in this spectacular destination, “said Féliz.”We are excited to present the Margaritaville Island Reserve brand in Cap Cana, one of the most beautiful beach destinations in the world,” said John Cohlan, Executive President of Margaritaville Holdings. “Our partnership with Rafael and the Karisma team is combination made in paradise. It will create the best destination experience on the island, all about fun, relaxation, amazing food, service, entertainment and our Margaritaville mentality”.

Local flavors and moments of surprise and delight will be present in the seven restaurants and three bars that the Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma Cap Cana will have, including the exclusive 5 o’ Clock Somewhere Bar. The oceanfront property allows guests to have a very personalized vacation, with ample space to swim in any of the three swimming pools of the complex and in the St. Somewhere Spa by Karisma, ideal to rest and relax. Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma Cap Cana will offer an extraordinary setting for weddings and private events, including Sky Weddings overlooking the sea and the blue sky. For the younger guests, the hotel complex will feature the “Parakeets Kid’s Club”, with daily supervised activities for children ages 4 to 12.

Exclusive to Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma, the guest experience in Cap Cana will remain casual and personalized, thanks to a team of Island Ambassadors who are passionate about Margaritaville, ensuring that each guest’s vacation is entertaining and memorable. These ambassadors will be available to answer questions, take requests, make the guests smile during their entire stay, then take a picture so that the moment in paradise is never forgotten.

Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma Cap Cana will be the fourth property of the Island Reserve collection, which represents a historical association between Karisma and Margaritaville. The new resort follows the confirmed properties of Island Reserve in Cancun, Riviera Maya of Mexico, and Jamaica, which all open in 2020.