• Beyond the Border: Santo Domingo From A to Z

    POSTED October 5, 2018

    Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel and JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo Delight in the Dominican Republic. 

  • Beyond the Border: Santo Domingo From A to Z

    POSTED October 5, 2018

    Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel and JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo Delight in the Dominican Republic. 

  • Beyond the Border: Santo Domingo From A to Z

    POSTED October 5, 2018

    Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel and JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo Delight in the Dominican Republic. 

  • Beyond the Border: Santo Domingo From A to Z

    POSTED October 5, 2018

    Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel and JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo Delight in the Dominican Republic. 

  • Beyond the Border: Santo Domingo From A to Z

    POSTED October 5, 2018

    Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel and JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo Delight in the Dominican Republic. 

A: Alcázar de Colón

Also known as Columbus Alcazar, this historical building is located in the Ciudad Colonial. Groups can take tours of the oldest Viceregal residence in the Americas where Diego Columbus, Christopher Columbus’ firstborn son, lived. The building has been turned into a museum which houses the Caribbean’s most important ensemble of European late medieval and Renaissance works of art.

B: Bohio Coffee House

Located in the lobby, this coffee counter serves a variety of flavorful coffee blends, home-made gelato and a variety of snacks including yogurt parfaits with fresh fruit and extra-large cookies.

C: Colonial Zone & Parque Colón

The Colonial Zone, located on the western bank of the river and facing the Caribbean Sea, is the most important tourist destination of the city. It is the historic central neighborhood of Santo Domingo and is the oldest permanent European settlement of the Americas. It is home to many historical landmarks including Parque Colon, the central square which houses a late-19th century Christopher Columbus statue. Other monuments bordering the square include the Catedral de Santa Maria la Menor, Santo Domingo’s Municipal Palace and the Palacio Borgella.   

D: Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic and prides itself on being the first European city in the New World. It remains today as one of the most populous cities in the Central America/Caribbean area and is the main commercial and economic center of the region.

E: Event Capacity

As one of the largest hotels in the city, Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino can adjust to meet any group’s capacity needs. The smallest offerings are three breakout rooms that can hold 30 participants in a classroom setting or up to 80 in a theater or reception setting. The theatre is the property’s largest room, holding up to 1,1000. Other offerings at the hotel include the Anacaona Grand Ballroom, which can host anywhere from 170 to 900 people; and the Palm Court which is perfect for groups of around 500 guests.

F: Fitness Center & Tennis Court

The Renaissance Fitness Club is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Guests can enjoy a mix of new cardio machines and free weights in the state-of-the art gym. The hotel also offers a lighted outdoor tennis court where visitors can work up a sweat before jumping in the hotel pool.

G: Garden Rooms/Meeting Spaces

Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino is made up of the main tower and a garden area that features additional rooms and meeting spaces boasting a more colorful, outdoor feel. This part of the hotel holds 90 guestrooms and two event spaces including the Sol de Oro room, which can accommodate 45 to 160 guests.

H: Happy Hour

Every Wednesday evening, the Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino delights guests with a complimentary happy hour in the hotel lobby. These activities can range from an acoustic concert to a cocktail class from the hotel bartender to a performance from a local classical artist. Happy hour starts at 7 p.m. and it’s a fun way to end a day of meetings without leaving the property.

I: Isla Saona (Saona Island)

This popular tourist destination is a perfect daytrip for groups who want to get out of the conference room and explore the area. Located a short distance from the mainland on the south-east tip of the Dominican Republic, Saona Island is known for its white sand beaches, interesting caves, and coral reefs perfect for snorkeling. Rent a catamaran or small motorboat and enjoy this remote paradise.

J: JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo

Located in the Piantini District, the JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo is perfect for the luxury and business traveler. The hotel features seven meeting and event spaces, unmatched views of the city, onsite catering services, a rooftop infinity pool and deluxe guest rooms and suites. The hotel offers 122 rooms, 28 suites and 7,309 square feet of event space that can host up to 360 guests.

K: Key Amenities

Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino offers a variety of amenities for guests to benefit from during their stay. The hotel is home to a beauty shop, gaming casino, babysitting services and laundry all on-site. Other highlights include complimentary parking for events and hotel guests, and in-room safes that can fit laptops that can charge while you’re gone.

L: Luna Bar & Restaurant

Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino’s restaurant presents International cuisine in a modern fashion. The dishes are crafted with local products and focus on traditional Dominican flavors. Highlights include a daily breakfast buffet, homemade refreshing sodas, and botanical cocktails.

M: Mamajuana

This traditional Dominican Republic drink is concocted by allowing rum, red wine, and honey to soak in a bottle with tree bark and herbs. It is considered one of the first distilled spirits in the Americas, and the Dominicans say, “Whatever tortures you – Mamajuana takes care of it.”

N: Navigators

Wherever you are in the world, the Renaissance Navigators are here to help connect you with the very best experiences around your hotel. Each of the Navigators has been hand-picked to make sure you can find what the guidebooks can’t tell you and what the locals are talking about.

O: Outdoor Pool & Sol Pool Lounge & Restaurant

Just because Santo Domingo doesn’t have a beach, doesn’t mean your group can’t enjoy the water while visiting the Dominican Republic. Sol Pool Lounge & Restaurant is the perfect spot to relax and unwind. Stop by for a natural fruit drink, a light lunch and an afternoon of soaking up the sun.

P: Pat'e Palo European Brasserie

Located in the heart of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, this eatery is a staple for locals and tourists alike. Housed in a five hundred-year-old building with an expansive outdoor terrace, Pat’e Palo European Brasserie offers a menu filled with international character, fresh seasonal products, and Mediterranean dishes with a pirate flair. We recommend the lamb chops and crispy apple appetizer.  

Q: Quisqueya

Quisqueya, one of two names given by the Tainos to the island that Christopher Columbus eventually called Hispaniola. It is believed to mean "mother of all lands" in the Taíno language.

R: Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino

This hotel is known as “the icon of the city” due to its history as one of the first hotels in Santo Domingo. It went through a major renovation in 2015 that included all of the guest rooms, the meeting and event spaces and part of the property’s theater. It’s located in the heart of the capital city and is one of the only hotels in the area that can accommodate large groups.

S: Square Footage

The Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino offers over 45,000 square feet of flexible indoor space, scenic outdoor venues and a theater. La Fiesta Theatre is the Dominican Republic's largest and most versatile venue, with room for 1,100 individuals. The hotel has 15 event rooms, the smallest at 841 square feet, and the largest at 14,000.

T: Los Tres Ojos/ The 3 Eyes National Park

This 50-yard open air limestone cave is located in the Mirador del Este Park and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country. Groups can tour the three lakes from 9 a.m. to  5 p.m. and should be prepared to climb a total of 692 steps. Additionally, the lagoon furthest away, Lago Los Zaramagullones, can only be accessed by a small ferry raft pulled via rope across Lago La Nevera, which is a truly unique experience.

U: It’s Business Unusual

Renaissance Hotel’s motto describes the brand perfectly. At Renaissance Hotels, it’s everything you expect from business travel… just done slightly less expected.

V: Vertygo 101 Lounge & Bar

One of the most impressive features at the JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo is the Vertygo 101 Lounge & Bar. It’s distinctive glass flooring looks down to the busy street below and its rooftop location provides panoramic views of Santo Domingo. Guests can enjoy the outdoor terrace as they savor a specialty cocktail at the upscale bar.

W: Winston Grill & Patio

Winston Grill & Patio, at the JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo, showcases an inventive menu highlighting an array of International flavors, a full bar and a warm, welcoming ambiance. Highlights include pool views, fresh ingredients and homemade desserts.

X: Best LuXury City Hotel in the Americas

The JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo was named in TripAdvisor's 2017 Traveler's Choice Awards as the Best Luxury City Hotel in the Americas. Situated above BlueMall in the exclusive Piantini District, the hotel is close to Colonial Zone, Basílica Catedral Santa María de la Encarnación and El Conde Street.

Y: Yanidel Duarte

As the sales manager for Marriott Hotels of Santo Domingo, Yanidel Duarte is the woman to contact for all your meetings and event needs. Call her at (849) 763-3074 or email her at yanidel.duarte@marriott.com

Z: Zui Spa at Jaragua

Recover the balance of your energies with treatments designed to renew, restore and relax at Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino’s spa. Zui Spa provides massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures to hotel guests, locals and members. Guests can also stick around to unwind in the lounge and steam rooms, all of which are technology-free zones.

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