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El Embajador, A Royal Hideaway Hotel, Santo Domingo

The El Embajador is a landmark hotel in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic that has reputation as the “go-to” place for high level dignitaries and celebrities. The property was also featured in the Godfather trilogy of movies.

TLDI was retained by Barcelo Hotels & Resorts to provide construction management of a $35M deep renovation – including a complete internal gutting and renovation of all guest room floors, as well as common spaces. TLDI successfully repositioned the property as the first Royal Hideaway property for Barcelo – all while the hotel remained approximately 50% occupied.

We successfully delivered the following improvements:

  • Complete internal gutting and renovation
  • Comprehensive renovation of 198 Hotel Rooms
  • Addition of two club levels for elite / VIP guests
  • Addition of a story to provide a Presidential Suite (now used regularly by heads of state)
  • Full renovation of an existing restaurant
  • Partial renovation of the existing lobby
  • Conversion of the casino into 850 square meters of conference space and new staff office
  • Addition of a new staging kitchen to service the conference rooms
  • Repair of the parking lot including new asphalt and striping
  • Landscaping improvements