Curio by Hilton to arrive in Dominican Republic

Expected to open in 2024, Zemi Miches All‑Inclusive Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton will bolster Hilton’s all‑inclusive presence in the Caribbean and Latin America to 10 properties across the region…

Render of luxury pools at new Curio by Hilton hotel in Dominican Republic

Following Marriott and Four Seasons announcing hotel development in the Dominican Republic, Hilton has signed a management agreement for the first all-inclusive Curio Collection by Hilton property on the island.

The new-build, called Zemi Miches All-Inclusive Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton, is enviably located north of Punta Cana in the coastal town of Miches.

Expected to open in 2024 as Hilton’s 10th all-inclusive property in the Caribbean and Latin America, the signing of the 502-key hotel cements Hilton’s plan to nearly triple its portfolio in the Dominican Republic over the next five years. Hilton currently welcomes guests at five hotels in the destination and has nine projects in various stages of development across the country.

“The signing is a momentous addition to our robust pipeline in the broader Caribbean, where we have nearly 30 Hilton properties operating across the region and approximately 30 hotels in development,” said Pablo Maturana, vice president, development, Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton. “As we work to double our Caribbean portfolio and nearly triple our presence in the Dominican Republic, we are proud to work alongside visionary owners who share our values and support responsible tourism to incredible destinations like Miches.”

Arial view of beachside property in Dominican Republic - Curio by Hilton

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The beachfront property is situated on a half-mile stretch of pristine Esmeralda Beach. It will offer 502 guestrooms spread across six four-story buildings and 18 free standing beach bungalows. This includes 123 ground level swim-up guestrooms featuring individual plunge pools that connect via a winding pool allowing guests to swim to other areas of the resort.

“Curio Collection by Hilton seeks to immerse guests in the world’s most sought-after destinations and the upcoming Zemi Miches All-Inclusive Resort, Curio Collection is no exception,” said Jenna Hackett, Brand Leader, Curio Collection by Hilton. “Miches is a newer eco-destination, home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Dominican Republic, and the resort will be a true destination in and of itself, sitting on approximately 800 metres of beachfront and offering an array of carefully curated food and beverage outlets and amenities. We look forward to welcoming guests to an elevated, one-of-a-kind all-inclusive experience backed by Hilton’s signature hospitality.”

Drawing inspiration from the coast’s unique landforms, the hotel will feature a minimalist design with the natural tones and textures that reflect the destination. The four-story buildings harmoniously blend with the environment, while the design plan incorporates neutral wood and stonework, lush greenery, soft interior shades, and boho-chic elegance from furnishings to artistic structures and decor.

Render of hotel landscape of Curio by Hilton in Dominican Republic

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“We are incredibly proud to be working with Hilton and together, introduce the first all-inclusive Curio Collection by Hilton resort to the Dominican Republic,” said Frank Elias Rainieri, President and CEO, Zemi Hotels & Resorts, S.R.L. “With Hilton’s more than a century of leading hospitality experience and our one-of-a-kind resort development, we look forward to being the first choice of travellers seeking an elevated and authentic all-inclusive experience in the eco-friendly, untouched town of Miches.”

Throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton currently has a portfolio of more than 205 hotels welcoming travellers across the region, and a development pipeline of approximately 110 hotels in various stages of design and construction.

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