One of the leading resorts in the Dominican Republic is reopening in July, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The Casa de Campo resort in La Romana will be reopening for travelers on July 1, timed with the Dominican Republic’s official tourism reopening.
The five-star resort, which has been closed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been working on a series of enhanced health and safety protocols called “Casa Cares.”
Those measures include temperature checks for all guests upon arrival; COVID-19 tests for all staff before returning to work and pre-shift temperature checks; the installation of 130 new hand-sanitizer dispensers across the property; new plexiglass screens for counters and reception areas; required masks and gloves for all staff; distancing floor markers throughout the property; and the encouraging of cashless transactions, among other protocols.
““Since 1971, Casa de Campo has earned the loyalty and trust of guests from around the world. In the wake of COVID-19, we realize it is incumbent upon our team to take our focus on health and safety to an even higher level,” said Andres Pichardo Rosenberg, president of the Casa de Campo Resort and Villas. “We have been working diligently on a plan and are pleased to announce our ‘Casa Cares’ program. It highlights our new standard operating procedures and protocols to safeguard the well-being of our guests and the entire Casa de Campo community.”
The sweeping new protocols will also cover food and beverage outlets, which will have reduced capacities and digital and disposable menus; room service will be delivered in disposable packaging and left outside the door to avoid direct contact.
Casa de Campo, long considered the leading golf resort in the Caribbean, has also made changes to its golf practices: that means golfers will be required to carry their own bags and clubs; the addition of a “touchless” ball retrieving mechanism; and PGA-guided physical distancing and sanitation protocols.
On the beach, lounges, tables and umbrellas will be cleaned every day, while beach capacity will also be reduced.
The changes are part of what is, at least for now, the new normal of travel; but the return of one of the Caribbean’s legendary resorts is a major boost for the Dominican Republic and the wider industry.
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