Hodelpa celebrates II Xanadú Golf Cup at Playa Dorada
Power Lunch 2022
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Founders, business leaders, politicians and philanthropists gather at Mercado Women Power Lunch: The Value of Experience, in an intimate gathering to share and celebrate the impact of the influence of a group of women who have proven that success has no age limit.
SANTIAGO. – The Cibao International Airport, the Santiago Center entertainment and hospitality mall, the Hodelpa Hotels & Resorts chain, the La Aurora Cigar Factory, the Hospital Metropolitano de Santiago HOMS, the Santiago Hotel Association ASHORESA, Hotel Matum and the Clúster Santiago Destino Turístico, showed the strengths and dynamism that Santiago offers with its attractions, as well as the climate of confidence and security for investment that the city offers.
During the two days of the fair, international operators from different markets visited the stand of Destino Santiago where they were able to appreciate and learn about its attractive cultural, health tourism, gastronomy, ecotourism and its experiential tourism proposals, which captivated their attention.
In addition, the participants learned about the hotel offerings of the Heart of the City, which reflects the growing interest and increased demand for its attractions.
The executives informed that the Hodelpa Hotels & Resorts chain, one of the most prestigious in the country, has been the most traditional investor in the hotel sector in the city for the last three decades with three properties in the Heart City. Part of the hotel tradition in Santiago has also been the Hotel Matún in the monumental zone.
Also, the city of Santiago has one of the most important air terminals, the one that occupies the third place in passenger mobility in the country, the Cibao International Airport where thousands of visitors circulate.
Xanadú Resort & Residences by Hodelpa
PUERTO PLATA. – The Hodelpa hotel chain presented "Xanadú Resort & Residences by Hodelpa", its new tourism real estate project, and the summer offers of its Emotions by Hodelpa Puerto Plata brand.
The information was offered by Jessica Aja, marketing director of the Hodelpa chain, at a breakfast for travel agents and tour operators at the Expoturismo 2022 fair, the main activity to promote travel and tourism in the northern region of the country, held at the Convention Center of the Hodelpa Gran Almirante hotel.
He explained that the Xanadu Resort & Residences by Hodelpa project will be ready by March 2023. They will be apartments and duplexes integrated with nature and the environment, located in Playa Dorada in Puerto Plata, on the beachfront.
He highlighted the project's facilities, which include different types of apartments and "its proximity to airports, theme parks, the city center and the cruise port". The project will have unique features within a complex such as 4 main pools and 7 private pools in exclusive buildings, more than 300 meters of beach, bar, gardens, cafe, gym, event hall, among other facilities, he said.
Jessica Aja, also highlighted the novelties and promotions that the Emotions Playa Dorada brand will have at the Playa Dorada complex in Puerto Plata, which will offer packages of three days and two nights, combining these offers with an experience at the Ocean World water park.
During the activity the preferential rates for the summer were presented, and the facilities that guests will have in rooms, especially in the "Deluxe Family", with its various capacities now available for the summer 2022.
Hodelpa and German agency sign Biodiversity Check agreement
SANTO DOMINGO. –The Hodelpa hotel chain Hodelpa Nicolás de Ovando will start implementing the Biodiversity Check Tourism tool, which will lead to the voluntary application of measures aimed at integrating biodiversity into business management, as part of its commitment to sustainability.
This tool will be used for the first time in the Dominican Republic in the city of Santo Domingo, following the signing of an agreement between Hodelpa and the German Development Cooperation Agency (GIZ). In addition, the hotel company began the process of applying this mechanism in its hotels Hodelpa Garden Suites in Juan Dolio and Emotions Puerto Plata.
The Biodiversity Check tool for companies in Central America and the Dominican Republic was developed by the German Development Cooperation Agency, GIZ, and the NGO Global Nature Fund (GNF), based on the experience acquired with its use in Europe since 2012.
In providing the information, Hodelpa indicates that the tool caters to new trends in international markets, which are increasingly exerting pressure to ensure the use of biodiversity and ecosystem-friendly products and services.
"The tool can be applied by a professional with experience in the tourism sector, biodiversity and/or trained environmental management, because it is necessary to ensure that the recommendations proposed when ﬁnalizing the Biodiversity Check Turimos application, are technically and economically feasible, according to the need and reality of the company, and have emphasis on the issue of biodiversity," assured the GIZ representatives.
They stated that with the application, companies can analyze the situation of impacts and risks related to biodiversity, in addition to offering objective recommendations and measures to be implemented in the short and medium term and integrate them into a biodiversity action plan within the framework of an environmental and/or quality management ecosystem.
Present at the signing of the agreement for Hodelpa were Yeine Durán, corporate manager of Sustainability and Quality; Ángel Hernández, vice president of operations; and José Hernández, manager of the Nicolás de Ovando hotel.
Representing GIZ were Svenja Paulino, director of the Biodiversity program and business director for Central America and the Dominican Republic, and Jaír Urriola, executive secretary of the Central American Commission for Environment and Development.
Benefits of the Biodiversity Check tool
Among the benefits for companies that use this tool are that it helps to guarantee the company's natural capital in the long term, contributes to better informed clients, improves the company's corporate image with the community and clients, and serves as a basis for compliance with environmental norms and legislation.
It is also an opportunity to position the company as a sustainable company in the market and serves as a basis for compliance with environmental standards and legislation.
Major Dominican Republic Tourism Meeting
SANTO DOMINGO. – Among the amenities and facilities offered by Hodelpa for sports tourism are locations close to the competition centers and properties adapted to the different lodging options demanded by the public.
In addition, Hodelpa has personnel specialized in sporting events, knowledgeable in the discipline and the needs required by the participants to guide their participation in the tournament, regardless of the socioeconomic segment of society of the guests.
The president of the National Tourism Awards, Luis Severino, explained that the award will be presented for the first time in the country and that its purpose is to honor successful experiences and best practices in tourism, while at the same time promoting a culture of excellence in the tourism industry, oriented towards quality and sustainability.
"There are many tasks, and the pressures involved in the assembly, but we have worked hard together with Alejandro Castillo, general manager of the Senator Puerto Plata Hotel, to make the awards a memorable one," he said.
The company, AM Creaciones Acrílicas, leader in the manufacture of acrylic articles and in the creation of recognition plaques, is in charge of the design and manufacture of each of the awards.
Among the categories to nominate are:
Manager of the Year. For the good performance in its functions and having achieved the growth and innovation of the industry and the good management during the process of the Covid-19 pandemic. Media of the Year. For highlighting each destination in the country and its contributions to the growth of the tourism industry.
Chef of the Year. For quality and responsibility in service and innovation in the preparation of each dish.
Influencers of the year. For projecting with their image each destination visited, thus producing a great impact on the tourism industry.
Hotel of the year, for the growth obtained during the year, good management of the sanitary protocol of Covid-19 and for the quality of the services.
Tourism event of the year. It will be awarded to those who have made an innovative event generating in the attendees a reminder for a staging out of series and full of charm, that the same has contributed to the sustainable growth of the industry.
Social Welfare. For their great contributions to the development and growth of the communities, contributing to the strengthening of each of the demarcations.
Tourism vision and innovation. For generating a unique experience and for its contribution to the sustainable growth of the tourism industry. City destination. For having managed to maintain excellence and quality in services in general during the year.
The award is supported by the Senator Puerto Plata Spa Resort, AM Creaciones Acrílicas, Playa Bachata Spa Resort, Ron Barceló, Amhsa Marina Resorts, Master Red, Mojito Cabarete, Micro Fundición (FGLE), Iberostar Hotels & Resort Costa Dorada, Emotions by Hodelpa Puerto Plata, Gran Ventana Beach Resort and the Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Companies of the North (Asonorte), Sunscape Resorts & Spas, Blue Bay Hotels & Resorts, David Atelier and Loma Azul Restaurante.
Hodelpa announces Xanadu Golf Cup in Playa Dorada
PUERTO PLATA. – The Hodelpa chain is betting on sports tourism to offer its guests a comfortable, entertaining and fun experience, with the celebration of the next Xanadu Golf Cup, II Hodelpa Couples Golf Circuit, to be held from October 7 to 9, 2022 at the Playa Dorada Golf Course in the Playa Dorada complex.
The Xanadu Golf Cup will be played in the Best Ball modality in pairs, in two rounds, where the winning pair will have as a prize the representation of the Dominican Republic in the final of the Internationals Pairs.
This golf event will be held in Andalusia, Spain from November 17 to 21, where the winners of the Xanadu Golf Cup will attend with all expenses for airfare, lodging and participation in the tournament covered.
As a novelty of the tournament, Hodelpa informs that after the first round of competition, on Friday, there will be a welcome cocktail for the participants, sponsored by ProCigar, with a tasting of rums and cigars, and will conclude on Saturday with an awards party on the beach, in its new Xanadu by Hodelpa facility, in Playa Dorada.
Unlike other cups, Hodelpa gives golf a social character in alliance with the Internationals Pairs Organization, to offer an experience where participants enjoy a different weekend, with a sporting spirit to emerge victorious in a good fight.
We are grateful for the support of our sponsors and collaborating brands that will make this great experience possible: Constructora Morrobel, Banreservas, Sentinel Seguros, Banco Caribe, MAPFRE Salud ARS, Avis Rent a Car, ProCigar, and United Brands.
Among the amenities and facilities offered by Hodelpa for sports tourism are locations close to the competition centers and properties adapted to the different lodging options demanded by the public.
In addition, Hodelpa has personnel specialized in sporting events, knowledgeable in the discipline and the needs required by participants to guide their participation in the tournament, regardless of the socioeconomic segment of society of the guests.
Xanadú Playa Dorada
Xanadu is defined as a place of idyllic beauty and great magnificence, a summer resort where the legendary Mongolian emperor, Kublai Khan, retired to rest, which gave rise to famous songs and poems that refer to special places and people.
Xanadu By Hodelpa is the new real estate project located in the complex of Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata, "and we have conceived it full of splendor, relaxation and fun to be a special space, where within walking distance of the sea, our customers find their Xanadu".
"Transformation Agent" Workshop held for Hodelpa collaborators
SANTIAGO. – With the participation of more than 200 of its employees, leaders and executives, the Hodelpa hotel chain held the "Transformation Agent 2022 Workshop", which aims to promote the spirit of integration and teamwork of all its associates.
The annual activity for collaborators counted with the participation of the First Lady of the Republic, Mrs. Raquel Arbaje, as guest of honor, the workshop was held at the Hodelpa Gran Almirante Hotel, in Santiago de los Caballeros.
The workshop was offered by Ginny Jacobo, coach, trainer and international speaker with more than 20 years of experience supporting professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and business people and their collaborators in the process of learning and achieving their goals, who addressed the topic "How to be an agent of transformation, both at work and personally".
"The leader who embraces transformation is a good leader, but the leader who becomes an agent of transformation is essential for an organization, so the key is to be aware of this difference and take action," said Jacobo when introducing the activity.
Jacobo indicated that "through our training, with methodologies and tools used in the best global leadership schools, we provide the individual with the tools to discover and develop their strengths and capabilities, supporting them in the continuous search for excellence in their environment and constant growth".
He assured that it is part of his mission to accompany individuals to discover their own resources and strengths in order to establish and achieve their life objectives.
At the end of the workshop, Edmundo Aja, President of Hodelpa Hotels and Resorts expressed words of praise and gratitude to the facilitator and her entire team for fertilizing the seeds of personal growth and development for all the company leaders who enthusiastically participated in the workshop.
Hodelpa Group develops Xanadú Resort & Residences
PUERTO PLATA. –The Hodelpa Group began the development of the Xanadú Resort & Residences real estate project, in the exclusive Playa Dorada complex in Puerto Plata, on a 35,000 square meter site with an investment of US$36 million, the only project in the area surrounded by two impressive beaches, with a view to being ready by March 2023.
With the new investment in Xanadu Resort & Residences, the hotel group assures that it "reaffirms its confidence in Puerto Plata and in the Dominican Republic's real estate and tourism industry," as the project will be generating 100 permanent jobs when it begins operations.
"The country's beautiful beaches are the perfect place for those seeking tranquility and access to an ideal vacation destination, such is the case of the exclusive Playa Dorada complex in Puerto Plata, with its magnificent golf course, lakes and gardens, golden sand and warm waters," Hodelpa executives point out.
Currently, 90% of the apartments in the complex have been sold, and the last phase of the project has been opened, which will be built by TE-EX Architects, and will have several buildings with units from 33mts2 to 153mts2, with bedroom, bathroom, living area and equipped kitchen. Each building will have an elevator, parking, beach, pool or garden view.
Xanadu Resort & Residences will offer an attractive range of facilities and services for family fun, such as: restaurant, lounge bar, gardens, assigned parking, 24-hour security, playgrounds, elevators in each building, concierge, beach gazebo, power plant and 7 private pools in exclusive buildings.
Also, more than 300mts of beach, social area, cistern, surveillance system, bowling alley, tennis court, gym, playground, massage center, event room, one coffe shop, wi-fi in common areas and common laundry area.
Owners at the new Xanadu Resort & Residences complex will have access and special discounts in bars and specialized restaurants at Emotions Puerto Plata Resort, such as Orégano Dominican Fusion; the Italian restaurant Amaci, the Mexican Lolita, the seafood grill Bígaro, and the exclusive Evolutions Spa.
After Punta Cana, Puerto Plata is the most complete and important tourist destination in the country, offering beach, mountain, golf, adventure, culture and city in an area of a few square kilometers; and it is also the closest tourist destination to the 14 provinces of Cibao, which is a very important national market.
The Hodelpa Group points out that the project's buyers are 50-50 between nationals, mostly residents of Cibao provinces, such as San Francisco, Santiago, Puerto Playa and La Vega; and foreigners from the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Europe.
"This complex is an opportunity for people who value the advantages of owning a second home to escape the crowded city life and enjoy natural and open spaces in contact with nature," said Grupo Hodelpa.
Hodelpa celebrates II Xanadú Golf Cup at Playa Dorada
PUERTO PLATA. – César Rodríguez and Enrique Rodríguez, with 87 points, were the winners of the Xanadú Golf Cup, II Hodelpa Couples Golf Circuit, held from October 7 to 9, 2022 at the Playa Dorada Golf Course in the Playa Dorada complex.
Xanadu Golf Cup
The Xanadu Golf Cup is a bet on sports tourism of the Hodelpa hotel chain, in which the winners will represent the Dominican Republic in the final of the International Pairs to be held in Andalusia, Spain from November 14 to 18, with all expenses for airfare, lodging and participation in the tournament covered.
The sporting event was held in the BestBall modality in pairs, with two rounds, in which the competitors faced a tight final, resulting as runners-up the couple formed by Annie Gagnon and Frank Sanchez, with 86 points.
Other special mentions were Luis Javier Garcia with the most accurate drive on Hole 8 and Carlos Jimenez with the flag approach on Hole 12.
Unlike other cups, Hodelpa gives golf a competitive character with the alliance of International Pairs, to offer an experience where the participants enjoyed a different weekend, with a sporting spirit in a good and social way at the same time.
The sporting event
The competition began with a first round on Friday, to close the evening with a cocktail party to welcome the participants, sponsored by Procigar, where the players enjoyed a tasting of rums and cigars.
The second round was held on Saturday, concluding with an awards party on the beach of the Emotions By Hodelpa Puerto Plata hotel, where the players were awarded prizes and received special gifts for their participation.
The II Hodelpa Couples Golf Circuit was sponsored by Xanadú by Hodelpa, Emotions by Hodelpa, Construcciones Morrobel, Sky High, Banreservas, Iberomuebles del Mar, Sentinel Seguros y Corredores, Banco Caribe, Heineken, MAPFRE Salud ARS, Avis Rent a Car, Budget, Procigar, and United Brands.
In addition to Blue Moon, Caribbean Coffee, 1 Concier / T-Y Group, Brugal, Seguros BanReservas, CardNet, Helados Bon, Pepsi and Café Santo Domingo.
Founded in the early 90's, HODELPA Hotels is one of the leading hotel companies in the Dominican Republic, headed by tourism entrepreneur Edmundo Aja. It is currently one of the chains with the largest presence in the country, with facilities in 4 different destinations: Santiago, Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata and Juan Dolio.