New-look Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo resort re-opens in Dominican Republic

Grupo PiñeroBahia Principe Hotels & Resorts’ parent company, has re-opened Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo in, Dominican Republic that includes a $10 million transformation Committed to reactivating tourism and helping the local community in Samaná.

“We’re pleased to bring this beloved property, Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo, back to life now with a fresh and serene new look that reflects the crystal blue waters that surround it,” said Isabel Piñero, vice president of marketing at de Grupo Piñero. “The property, which celebrates its 20-year anniversary next year, was not on the roster to undergo extensive updates, but after experiencing a fire on-site while closed and evaluating its value in the region as well as for the local community, we decided to make this substantial investment and bring it back for all to experience and enjoy.”

The company has a total of four resorts in Samaná, a peninsula located on the northern region of the Dominican Republic best known for its lush greenery and postcard perfect beaches.

Located in one of the more privileged enclaves of the Samaná peninsula and next to a picturesque and emblematic town of the country, Las Terrenas.

The resort’s renovation concept, “Mirror of the Sea,” can be seen through the colors, textures, and lighting, all of which mimic the surrounding marine environment. The entire complex itself takes the shape of charming coastal town, with characteristic architecture such as a central square that serves as the heart of the resort locale.

Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo has six restaurants that present cuisine from the seven seas. The Gourmet La Terriene features exquisite French cuisine in an elegant ambiance, an ode to the French colony that came upon the same shores over 70 years ago. The main buffet restaurant, El Limón, offers a colonial-tropical environment with an abundance of options in an easy format for guests of all ages. Additional options include the Fish Bar, offering the fresh seafood in a casual setting; the Greek, showcasing a Peloponnese; and the Sports Bar

Additional amenities for guests are two swimming pools; a wellness spa;  children’s water park; and  theater for conventions and events.


Photo Credit: Bahia-Principe Hotels & Resorts


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