The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, welcomes The Ocean Club, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Norte on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, to its unique set of experiential hotels. Just a 15-minute drive from Puerto Plata airport, the resort is set amidst the island’s expansive seaside landscape. Throughout the property, contemporary and sophisticated design by Chapi Chapo Design is represented while materiality connects with the place – it is an intimate retreat steeped in natural beauty and distinctive cultural experiences.
“Costa Norte is an ideal complement to our growing footprint as we continue to provide our global explorers with exciting launching points from which to explore every corner of the world,” said Philipp Weghmann, vice president and global head of The Luxury Collection brand. “The Ocean Club will be inspired by the natural wonders of the area, and we are thrilled to offer our guests unique design and exceptional service as they experience this magical destination.”
The Ocean Club offers 64 spacious suites designed by French interior designer Nathalie Pain, ranging from one to three bedrooms and five four-bedroom multi-level penthouses, which evoke beachfront elegance with expert craftsmanship. modern make and design. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the interior with natural light and ocean views, while a light color palette with carefully selected artwork and furniture brings a sophisticated eclecticism and residential feel to the suites. The most enchanting accommodation is the resort’s three-story Presidential Penthouse Suite, the largest in the Caribbean with a total of 9,732 square feet of space. The suite has five bedrooms, a fitness center, a Jacuzzi and several terraces offering unlimited views of the surrounding tropical landscape.
“We are thrilled to officially introduce The Ocean Club, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Norte as the most extraordinary place in the Dominican Republic to vacation, congregate, dine and revel,” said Herve Humler, President of the Ocean Club group. “The opening of this new gem further diversifies the reimagining of the Dominican Republic’s north coast.”
The Ocean Club offers three distinct epicurean experiences celebrating the best of Dominican Republic produce and cuisine and The Cellar, a Caribbean speakeasy. Baia, the hotel’s signature restaurant, will offer familiar dishes as well as new dishes inspired by produce from the region. Aguazul offers Asian-Peruvian fusion cuisine, a menu where the elegant and delicate cuisine of Japan meets the freshness and spicy punch of Peru. Rock Bar & Grill, a casual open-air restaurant, offers dining at the foot of the ocean, where the sunset is the backdrop for Mediterranean meals and signature cocktails. The Cellar presents an intimate room to enjoy a collection of world-class vintage spirits and limited edition cigars.
The property has three pools, two of which are adults-only, and oceanfront hot tubs with fire pits perfect for those who want to relax after a day of exploring. Guests who prefer their toes in the sand can take advantage of the secluded beach, with private wooden cabanas, multiple lounges, and bespoke beach service. The property also has a dedicated marina and a helipad to arrive by boat or helicopter.
Inspired by the Mediterranean art of living, L’OCCITANEE Spa is considered the pinnacle of the resort experience. Ocean Club guests can enjoy a range of holistic and wellness therapies in a contemporary setting, inspired by local rituals. With four treatment rooms, the spa has outdoor relaxation areas as well as two sauna rooms, tasty food, and a cafe offering light treats. The hotel also offers free access for all guests to a 24/7 fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights.
With the hotel’s lavish views and stunning grounds providing the perfect backdrop, the Ocean Club is ready to host any occasion, from social gatherings to intimate events with different spaces to choose from.