Marriott makes its mark in the Dominican Republic

Marriott’s Luxury Collection welcomes The Ocean Club Costa Norte on the Dominican Republic’s northern coast to its unique ensemble of experiential hotels…

Marriott's The Ocean Club Costa Norte

The Luxury Collection falls under the umbrella of Marriott International’s portfolio of 30 curated hotel and hospitality brands, and the addition of The Ocean Club to the collection marks its debut into the Dominican Republic. The resort is located deep within the expansive beachfront landscape of the island, providing a stunning natural backdrop to the property, and making it a picture-perfect addition to the Luxury Collection portfolio. Throughout the property a contemporary and sophisticated design by Chapi Chapo Design is portrayed using materiality to make a connection to the location, resulting in an intimate retreat suffused with the natural beauty of its surroundings.

“Costa Norte is an ideal fit for our expanding footprint as we continue to offer our global explorers captivating home bases from which to explore all corners of the world,” said Philipp Weghmann, VP and Global Brand Leader for The Luxury Collection. “The Ocean Club will draw on the area’s natural wonders, and we’re delighted to offer our guests unique design and exceptional service as they discover this magical destination.”

The Ocean Club offers 64 spacious suites by French interior designer Nathalie Pain, ranging from one to three guestrooms as well as five multitiered four guestroom penthouses. All combine beachfront elegance with modern craftsmanship and design. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the interior with natural daylight and ocean views, while a light colour palette with thoughtfully curated artwork and furnishings brings a sophisticated eclecticism and residential feel to the suites. Making a definite design statement is the resort’s Presidential Penthouse suite, the largest in the Caribbean with a total of 9,732 square feet of space. The suite boasts five guestrooms, a fitness centre, jacuzzi and multiple terraces offering unlimited views of the surrounding tropical landscape.

The resort shelters three distinct restaurant offerings, all celebrating the best of the Dominican Republic’s produce and cuisine. The Cellar, is in the style of a Caribbean speakeasy. Baia, the hotel’s signature restaurant will offer both familiar and new dishes inspired by the region’s produce. Aguazul features Asian-Peruvian fusion cuisine, a menu where the elegant and delicate cuisine of Japan meets the freshness and spicy punch of Peru. Rock Bar & Grill, a casual outdoor restaurant, offers meals at the foot of the ocean where the sunset is the backdrop to Mediterranean style meals and signature cocktails. The Cellar showcases an intimate room to enjoy a world-class vintage spirits collection and limited-edition cigars.

The property features three pools along with beachfront whirlpools and firepits, perfect for those who want to unwind after a day of exploring. Guests who prefer their toes in the sand can enjoy the secluded beach, with private wooden cabanas and bespoke beach service.

Inspired by the Mediterranean art-de-vivre, the L’OCCITANE Spa is seen as the pinnacle of the entire resort experience. Guests can enjoy a range of holistic and wellness therapies in a contemporary setting, inspired by local rituals. With four treatment rooms, the spa boasts open-air relaxation areas as well as two sauna rooms.

The beautiful grounds, curated experiences and attention to design details ensure that the Ocean Club is a seamless fit into Marriott’s Luxury Collection portfolio.

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