September 26th Update
AMResorts – 9/25 – For detailed updates on AMResorts in Domincan Republic please visit: http://www.amresorts.com/inclement-weather
ALSOL Resorts – 9/25 – Facebook Post: AlSol Hotels and Resorts are expecting to be 100% operational by September 22. In the meantime, our maintenance team is working on clearing up the areas of any debris and fixing whatever situation that may have occurred during the hurricane. We are working very hard today on making this Caribbean paradise as welcoming and wonderful as it was before.
Catalonia Royal Bavaro – 9/26 – FB post (statement): Regarding the situation post Hurricane MARIA, We are glad to inform you that our hotels, staff and the destination have fortunately weathered the pass of the hurricane. Our properties in Punta Cana have already reopened the main buffets and bars services. Their hotels did not suffer important structural damages. Our complex in Bayahibe did not receive direct
impact and is offering all services as usual. We are working at this time to reopen as soon as possible most of our facilities and services.
Paradisus Palma Real – 9/25 – Facebook Post: On behalf of the entire Paradisus Palma Real team, thank you for your messages of concern and encouragement during Hurricane Maria! We are operating normally and offering the usual service. We only suffer minimal damages caused by the strong winds that we are working day to day to fix them.
Riu Hotels – 9/25 – Hotel Website: Fortunately, we can confirm that hurricane Maria didn’t cause any significant damage in the two RIU hotels in Puerto Plata and that all the guests and colleagues are fine.
The only damages caused by the storm at our hotels in Punta Cana and Puerto Plata occurred in the gardens due to the heavy rains and wind. The maintenance teams are already working to restore normality. As of today, Thursday 21, the eight RIU hotels in the Dominican Republic will be 100% operational and offering full service to their clients.
Nickelodeon – 9/25 – Hotel Website: Suffered no major damage from Hurricane Maria and re-opened on September 23rd.
THE DESTINATIONS OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC OPERATING NORMALLY AND WITHOUT DAMAGE, AFTER HURRICANE MARIA
Weather alerts for the country are eliminated
Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Sept. 22, 2017 – Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) reports that tourist destinations are open and running normally following Hurricane Maria and that all airports, ports and land routes are open and operational. These announcements come following the U.S. National Hurricane Center discontinuing hurricane and tropical storm alerts for the country on Friday.
The Minister of Tourism, Francisco Javier García, announced Friday that the national tourism industry regained its normality and recognized the professionalism of the members of the sector, which allowed the country to execute to develop contingency protocols without any incident, as well as the patience and cooperation of tourists. “The most important thing is that there have been no reports of injury to any of the 50,000 tourists staying at our hotels,” said the Minister.
As for transport, the airports of Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, La Romana, Samaná, Santiago and Puerto Plata have resumed regular operations. However, MITUR still recommends visitors contact their specific airlines and tour operators to confirm the status and receive more updates. In addition, major cruise ports are also open and gearing up to welcome ships and all excursions and tourist attractions have restored their usual agendas.
The Dominican Republic, continues to be a safe destination and #1 vacation option in the Caribbean. The country maintains its commitment to offer visitors the best service and a first-class experience.
IBEROSTAR HOTELS (6) – 9/22 Email: “In the wake of Hurricane Maria, which made its way through the north coast of the Dominican Republic, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts informs that all six hotels in the country are fully operational and have returned to normal activity. None of our Dominican Republic IBEROSTAR locations suffered any damage during the storm, and locations in Punta Cana/Bavaro reported only rain, winds and high tide. Guests can now make use of all our services.”