Renovation10 October 2017
Royal Hideaway Relaunches El Embajador
The grand dame of the Dominican Republic”s luxury hotel world has been given a new lease on life by the Barceló Hotel Group, with a two-year, $40 million renovation that includes state-of-the-art enhancements and renovations. Now under the Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts banner, El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, retains its old school Santo Domingo glamor, seamlessly blending past and present for guests to immerse themselves in.
Opened in 1956, El Embajador quickly became the place to see and be seen in the Dominican Republic, attracting famed personalities from the worlds of film, music, culture and politics. Its Embassy Club hosted the best musical performances in the nation; the facilities were used as the set of great films, such as Francis Ford Coppola”s The Godfather Part II and The Lost City among others. In 1965, it even hosted an assembly of the Organization of American States (OEA), which was attended by dozens of heads of state.
With this rich history and exquisite hilltop location in the exclusive Bellavista neighborhood, with the Caribbean Sea providing a spectacular backdrop, El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, is shining once again. Its resurgence is thanks to the Barceló Hotel Group, which acquired it in 2015, and to the exclusive Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts brand, which has made the property its top urban icon.