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-Casa Colonial Beach & Spa represents Virtuoso’s first property on the Dominican Republic’s north coast-


PUERTO PLATA, DOMINICAN REPUBLICIdeally located on the golden sand beaches of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic’s north coast, the 50-room boutique property Casa Colonial Beach & Spa Resort has quickly become known as a resort that offers guests the highest level of service and luxury.  As a testament to this, Casa Colonial has been inducted into Virtuoso’s prestigious Hotels & Resorts Program, as announced by Executive Vice President of VH Hotels & Resorts, Roberto Casoni.  Virtuoso’s Hotels & Resorts Program is a by-invitation-only program comprised of the finest properties in the world.

“We are thrilled with our invitation to join the selected group of luxury properties which are part of Virtuoso’s Hotels & Resorts Program,” said Casoni.  “This further demonstrates to our guests that we offer a premier destination and are dedicated to providing excellent service to all our guests.  We are also proud to once again represent the Dominican Republic, being the first property in Virtuoso’s program on the beautiful north coast.”

Virtuoso is the industry’s leading luxury travel network.  Each property in Virtuoso’s Hotels & Resorts Program undergos an extensive evaluation and approval process by a committee, comprised of a select panel of Virtuoso travel agency owners and managers.  With the committee’s sights focused on the highest level of personal service, luxurious appointments, world-class accommodations and prime locations, only the most elite properties receive a coveted invitation to join the program.  Casa Colonial Beach & Spa Resort joins Virtuoso’s Hotels & Resorts Program as one of only 730-plus properties in the world.

“We’re excited to welcome this romantic gem, our first in Puerto Plata, into our Hotels & Resorts Program,” says Albert Herrera, Virtuoso’s Vice President of Hotels & Resorts.  “The intimacy and warmth of the property, coupled with its distinct contemporary style makes this beachfront resort an outstanding addition to our portfolio of preferred luxury hotels and resorts.”

Casa Colonial Beach & Spa was created by the late Dominican entrepreneur Don Isidro Garcia and opened in December 2004 as the first luxury property in Puerto Plata.  Designed by Mr. Garcia’s daughter and renowned architect, Sarah Garcia, Casa Colonial Beach & Spa was fashioned as a home or “casa” and exudes classic Dominican plantation estate allure.

The Spanish colonial-inspired lobby features high ceilings, limestone floors, elegant furnishings in rich woods and sheer cotton draperies.  The resort’s 50 spacious guestrooms and suites include private terraces with views of the ocean or the property’s tropical gardens, some with large outdoor soaking tubs.  Each guestroom is exquisitely decorated with mahogany furniture, custom-designed Caribbean furnishings, original paintings reflecting Dominican architecture, comfortable seating areas, flat screen televisions, Italian marble baths, fine linens and double Presidential Suite Soft mattresses specially created for the resort by Serta offering the “best sleep in the Caribbean.”  

In addition to the impeccable design and décor, the hotel features two dining venues and bar, including upscale Lucia Restaurant, the state-of-the-art Bagua Spa featuring indigenous treatments, fitness center, room service, meeting room, wedding pavilion and private transfer to the 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Sr. golf course.  Guests can enjoy stunning views of the ocean from the extraordinary third floor rooftop Infinity pool, featuring four Jacuzzi pools and a teak deck with chaise lounges and bar.  The property was the first member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World in the Dominican Republic.


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For reservations or more information about Casa Colonial Beach and Spa please call

(809) 320-3232 or visit


About Casa Colonial Beach & Spa Resort

Founded in 1988 by esteemed Dominican entrepreneur, Don Isidro Garcia, Victoria Hotels, now VH Hotels & Resorts is headquartered in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and has established itself as an icon of service and value for travelers to this exotic destination.  In December 2004, VH Hotels & Resorts added Casa Colonial Beach & Spa, the first five-star luxury boutique hotel in Puerto Plata and the first Small Luxury Hotel of the World member in the Dominican Republic, to its portfolio.  VH Hotels & Resorts also owns Gran Ventana Beach Resort and Victoria Golf & Beach.  Defined by elegant architecture, superb amenities and gracious service, each property is uniquely designed and offers a true taste of the Dominican Republic.  Ideally situated along the sun kissed shores of Playa Dorada, each resort boasts prime locations for sand, sun and golf, just a stroll away from all of the hot nightlife, international shopping, fine dining and recreational activities that Puerto Plata has to offer.


About Virtuoso

Virtuoso is the industry’s leading luxury travel network.  This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 300 agencies with more than 6,000 elite travel specialists in 22 countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, as well as over 1,000 of the world’s best travel providers and premier destinations
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