Image Captions: (from left to right) David Collado, Minister of Tourism, President of Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader & CEO of Karisma Hotels & Resorts, Rafael Feliz.

WhatKarisma Hotels & Resorts, the award-winning portfolio of properties spanning Latin America, the Caribbean and Mexico, today celebrated the official opening of the newest laid-back luxury addition to the Margaritaville® Island Reserve brand, Margaritaville® Island Reserve Cap Cana, which opened its doors November 2021. Joined by top company executives and Dominican Republic elected officials, the event featured an opening speech by President Luis Abinader, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, live entertainment, signature cocktails, and dining experiences.

The five-star resort, located in one of the most sought-after stretches of beach in the Dominican Republic, is the first purpose-built location under the Island Reserve brand, which combines Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ world-class, all-inclusive amenities with Margaritaville’s signature sense of lighthearted fun and escapism. The resort boasts 228 suites and 40 ultra-luxe villas plus an expansive Entertainment Village that serves as the main hub of the property with live daily performances on two stages, 10 food & beverage venues, a world-class St. Somewhere Spa, and much more.

Who: Luis Abinader, President of the Dominican Republic; Rafael Feliz Germán, Chief Executive Officer of Karisma Hotels & Resorts; Jorge Feliz Germán, President of Karisma Hotels and Resorts Dominican Republic; David Collado, Minister of Tourism; Samuel Pereyra, Administrator of Banreservas.

When: Jan. 12, 2022

Where: Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana, Juanillo Beach, Cap Cana, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic

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Exterior Lobby Entrance, Inaugural Event Long Shot


About Karisma Hotels & Resorts 

Karisma Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning luxury hotel collection that owns and manages an impressive portfolio of properties in Latin America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe. Property brands include Margaritaville® Island Reserve by Karisma; El Dorado Spa Resorts by Karisma; Azul Beach Resorts by Karisma; Generations Resorts by Karisma; Karisma Villas; Hidden Beach Resort by Karisma; Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts. Properties have been honored with the industry’s top accolades including Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 100 Hotels in the World,” Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 30 Hotels in Cancun,” TripAdvisor® Traveler’s Choice “Best Hotels for Romance,” and AAA’s “Five Diamond Award” and “Four Diamond Award.” Karisma Hotels & Resorts is committed to employee and community support while delivering authentic experiences to guests, receiving worldwide recognition for its compassionate and creative approach to hospitality management and product innovations.  

About Margaritaville 

Margaritaville, a state of mind since 1977, is a global lifestyle brand inspired by Jimmy Buffett, whose songs evoke a passion for tropical escape and relaxation. 

Margaritaville features over 20 lodging locations and over 20 additional projects in the pipeline, with nearly half under construction, two gaming properties and over 60 food and beverage venues including signature concepts such as Margaritaville Restaurant, the award-winning JWB Prime Steak and Seafood and 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill. More than 20 million travelers every year change their latitude and attitude with a visit to a Margaritaville resort, residential real estate destination, vacation club, vacation home rental or restaurant. Consumers can also escape everyday through a collection of Margaritaville lifestyle products including apparel, footwear, frozen concoction makers, home décor, a satellite radio station and more. 

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