Set to open its doors on 15 December at its latest oceanfront resort is the Gansevoort Playa Imbert, located on the Dominican Republic's north coast.
The destination will feature 48 suites comprised of one and two-bedroom lofts, three-bedroom apartments with private plunge pools and spacious terraces and a collection of four-bedroom penthouses.
Floor-to-ceiling windows seamlessly blend the outdoors with the indoors offering dramatic seascapes from every guestroom, while modern interiors provide understated opulence with standard amenities like state-of-the art kitchens, walk-in showers, custom bathtubs and natural stone finishes. Each penthouse has its own rooftop jacuzzi.
Gansevoort prides itself on bringing a whole new level of service and amenities to emerging destinations"
Gansevoort founder and president Michael Achenbaum added, "From Playa Imbert to Cabarete, we love the vibe and beauty of the north coast and believe there's a unique opportunity to create something truly special for the luxury market here."
At Gansevoort Playa Imbert, guests can relax in refinement while basking on the beaches of confectioners-sugar sand, enjoy spectacular scuba diving amidst shipwrecks, explore over 400 acres of protected wilderness reserve or simply take in the nearby historic town.
At the resort's center is a dramatic, 3-tiered cascading infinity pool overlooking Playa Imbert's crescent-shaped beach. A second, adults-only pool will open spring 2015.
Dining at Baia Lounge, now open, features gourmet Mediterranean specialties and Asian-inspired fare flawlessly executed by Executive Chef Giancarlo Fiori, whose credits include the highly acclaimed Peninsula House and world-famous, Michelin 3-star El Bulli restaurant in San Sebastian Spain. Downstairs, La Cantina Wine + Cigar Cellar offers an impressive collection of wines from around the world and a fully-stocked humidor in an exclusive, underground setting.
Other planned amenities include a fitness center, a world-class day spa featuring a Hammam-style sauna, and a meditation and yoga garden. Gansevoort Playa Imbert is located just 15 minutes from Puerto Plata Airport and a short drive from renowned surfing, kiteboarding, golf, tennis, horseback riding and more.
Rates at Gansevoort Playa Imbert range from $595 to $5,000 per night, including breakfast for two.
For its initial property, Gansevoort led the revitalization of the once gritty Meatpacking District in New York City by opening the first and only full-service five-star hotel in the neighborhood, Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC. Recognizing its success in New York, the group opened in the Caribbean, debuting Gansevoort Turks + Caicos as the first island location for the boutique brand. A second Gansevoort hotel in New York, Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC, opened to much fanfare in 2010, and has become synonymous with celebrity, fashion and entertainment.