Karisma Hotels & Resorts opens the doors to the new five-star Margaritaville® Island Reserve Cap Cana in October 2021, which marks the second resort for the Island Reserve brand created in partnership with Karisma and Margaritaville – and the first in the Dominican Republic.
The new build combines the amenities of a world-class, all-inclusive resort with Margaritaville’s signature easy-going lifestyle.
“After launching the Island Reserve concept in Riviera Maya, we’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Margaritaville to bring this lifestyle to the Dominican Republic in a way that really captures Cap Cana as a destination,” said Mario Mathieu, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Design, and Construction at Karisma Hotels & Resorts. “Cap Cana is the ideal setting for the newest addition to the portfolio, truly encompassing the carefree escapism that is central to the brand.”
The partnership with Karisma has been a fruitful one for Margaritaville as it expands its footprint in the Caribbean.
“We are excited to introduce Margaritaville Island Reserve to Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic, one of the most stunning beaches in the world,” said John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville.
“Our expanding partnership with Karisma is all about delivering the ultimate island experience – relaxation, fun, exceptional dining, over-the-top service, and quality entertainment – all to be enjoyed in the Margaritaville state of mind”.
The resort’s upcoming opening is also expected to have a significant impact on the local tourism industry in the Dominican Republic, bringing much-needed economic growth following the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It has been a privilege to work in partnership with Karisma Hotels & Resorts to bring the famed Margaritaville Island Reserve brand to life in Cap Cana”, added Jesus Barderas, President of the Dominican-based Cobbo Bay Developers SA. “We look forward to witnessing the positive economic impact this resort will have on the local hospitality industry and the Dominican Republic as a whole”, he said.
To ensure a holistic approach to guest safety and wellness, Karisma Hotels & Resorts created a comprehensive well-being program called Karisma Peace of Mind™, which includes a free, on-site antigen test for guests traveling to the U.S. per CDC requirements.