SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — (Marketwire) — 12/12/12 — The hotel Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge has been selected by the French magazine Htel & Lodge as one of the four best properties around the world this year in the “Lodge” category for the quality of its services.
The delivery of the V edition of the awards will take place on December 20 in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the magazine, dedicated to showcasing the most exclusive establishments for the demanding French market.
Polibio Schiffino, Vice President of Casa Bonita, said this is an honor not only for the hotel but for the country. “It was great news learning we were nominees in this category, where only four hotels participate, helping to position the destination of Barahona and Dominican Republic worldwide. This motivates us to continue to provide a unique experience to our guests with personalized and professional service.”
Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge is a boutique hotel with 12 suites adapted to an elegant rustic style. Located on the southern coast of the island of Hispaniola with a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea in an area of tropical forest surrounded by rivers and mountains, Casa Bonita is located at kilometer 17 of Barahona on the coastal road that leads to Pedernales.
This year the hotel received the 2012 “Certificate of Excellence Award” granted by TripAdvisor, for achieving a rating of 4.5, the highest awarded by the respondents of the renowned firm. Casa Bonita’s guests also enjoy the Tanama Eco Spa, Canopy Tour, hiking, tennis, mountain biking, snorkeling, surfing and innovative services in the area of health, wellness, adventure and the use of fresh ingredients in its cuisine, grown in the establishment’s organic garden.
A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, there is now development of a tourism real estate project on the same property where the hotel is located, intended to be a model of sustainable development.
Casa Bonita signed an agreement with Prohotel International, a company that operates, markets, develops and repositions elite boutique hotels in markets around the world with presence in Spain, Mexico, France and Nicaragua. The company has developed programs for hotels in Greece, United States, Thailand, Peru and Costa Rica.