The Mediterranean-Inspired Luxury Resort Marks First Dominican Republic Hotel to Be Invited to the Prestigious Collection

PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Nov. 25, 2013 – Eden Roc at Cap Cana, Solaya Hotel & Resorts’ premier property, announced today that it has become a member of Relais & Châteaux, a collection of the world’s finest hotels and gourmet restaurants.  As the first hotel in the Dominican Republic to be named to the organization, and one of only 7 in the Caribbean, the Eden Roc at Cap Cana is the leading example of intimate elegance on the island.

“Just 11 months after opening, we are delighted and humbled to receive this accolade and to be part of the exclusive Relais & Châteaux hotels, resorts and restaurants,” said Paolo Sanavia, CEO of Solaya Hotel & Resorts. “This distinction affords

Eden Roc at Cap Cana the opportunity to showcase our amenities to a global audience, including placing our restaurants and bar among the best in the world, and to champion Punta Cana as an upscale, high-end destination.”

Since opening in December 2012, Eden Roc at Cap Cana has accomplished many major milestones. First was the opening of its signature restaurant Mediterraneo helmed by Executive Chef Gianluca Re Fraschini in February 2013, which offers guests flavors from the Mediterranean through imported artisanal European ingredients blended with local Caribbean elements. The grand opening of Riva Bar occurred in May 2013 and features classic cocktails and ones with a Caribbean twist in a setting influenced by the Riva Aquarama pleasure boat that was the symbol of glamour in 1960s Monte Carlo. Most recently, in September 2013, La Palapa by Eden Roc at the Caletón Beach Club completed a full refresh that added a Sushi Bar to its terrace overlooking the ocean.

The resort, which is located just 20 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport, is inspired by the glamorous resorts of the French and Italian Rivieras.  Each of the 34 free-standing suites feature their own swimming pool and relaxation area with complimentary Wi-Fi, bespoke toiletries by Laura Tonatto, smart technology iPad to control room settings and additional in-room amenities.  Eden Roc at Cap Cana also offers five restaurants and bars, access to the Caleton Beach Club and La Palapa restaurant, a 4,090-square-foot swimming pool, Solaya Spa, Koko Kid’s Club, intimate meeting space and one Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf course at Punta Espada, among other leisure activities.

Rates for Eden Roc Cap Cana begin at $800 per night in the entry-level Junior Suite, inclusive of daily breakfast and airport transfers.  Guests may book their Eden Roc at Cap Cana experience by calling 1.809.469.7469 or visiting


About Eden Roc at Cap Cana

 Redefining luxury in the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc at Cap Cana, the premier property by Solaya Hotels & Resorts, consists of 34 freestanding suites that offer its jet-setting guests an unprecedented level of intimate luxury that personifies glamour. Eden Roc at Cap Cana privileges to spoil further with extravagant amenities such as the resort’s full service spa, golf course at Punta Espada, Caletón Beach Club, Koko Kids Club, six diverse culinary selections and more.

About Solaya Hotels & Resorts

 Solaya Hotels & Resorts is a privately held company with its main interest in the development of ultra-luxurious boutique hotels. Eden Roc at Cap Cana will be the first luxury resort from the group and will set the vision and tone for the company’s future growth within the hospitality industry. Solaya was born from the passion and quest for excellence of its founders, who have created a unique concept of intimate luxury.

About Relais & Châteaux

 Established over half a century ago, Relais & Châteaux is an association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality. Relais & Châteaux has redefined luxury hospitality by emphasizing holistic experiences that transport its guests, taking them on a journey and introducing them to a deeper, truer understanding of the Art of Living. Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of more than 520 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries. The prestigious family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world share a passion for and a personal commitment to ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony, an unforgettable celebration of the senses. From the vineyards in the Napa Valley to the Fiji Islands, from the olive trees in Provence, to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Châteaux offers all the stops on the finest route for discovering each special place and country. For more information, visit