Golf News for Monday, August 19, 2013 | Resorts

Casa de Campo awarded membership in Preferred Hotels and Resorts

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic -- Casa de Campo, the 7,000-acre luxury resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic, has been awarded membership in Preferred Hotels & Resorts®, the ultimate luxury hotel collection and a brand of Preferred Hotel Group™. Casa de Campo is honored to be the only property in the Dominican Republic represented by the Preferred Hotels & Resorts brand, a collection of more than 250 of the world's most desirable destinations conveying the highest standards of hospitality and service.

"Casa de Campo is very proud to be part of a prestigious group such as Preferred Hotels & Resorts," says Peter Bonell, Chief Marketing Officer at Casa de Campo. "The magnificence of our resort experience aligns perfectly with the brand's expectations of excellence."

"The Dominican Republic is a key destination for our company and for our guest, so we are thrilled to renew our presence in the country with the addition of Casa de Campo. A destination in its own right, this wonderful property truly exemplifies the Preferred Hotels & Resorts brand, and we look forward to a successful partnership" continues Phillip Weghmann, Area Managing Director of Latin America and the Caribbean for Preferred Hotel Group.

Boasting a guest list that reads like a "who's who" of the social registry, Casa de Campo is known worldwide as a posh escape attracting financial moguls, politicos and Hollywood's elite with spacious hotel accommodations and extravagant villa homes. Additional draws include five-star The Beach Club by Le Cirque, Casa de Campo Spa and its own artists' village, Altos de Chavon, modeled after a 16th-century Mediterranean city with a 5,000-seat Grecian-style amphitheater inaugurated by Frank Sinatra.

Casa de Campo is the Caribbean's premier golf destination, with three resort courses, a total of 90 holes, all designed by legendary architect Pete Dye, including the famed Teeth of the Dog. And if golf weren't enough to keep guests busy, "The Sporting Life" experience beckons a 245-acre Skeet/Trap Shooting Center, La Terrazza Tennis Club, Polo & Equestrian Club and a 370-slip Marina & Yacht Club.

For ease of arrival, the resort's Casa de Campo / La Romana International Airport (LRM) is just eight minutes from check-in and is serviced by: JetBlue Airways direct flights on Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and American Airlines with daily non-stop service from Miami International Airport (MIA). A quick 45-minute drive, Santo Domingo International Airport (SDQ) and Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) operate daily direct flights from all major U.S. airports.

Members of Preferred Hotels & Resorts receive support through a portfolio of business solutions, which include innovative distribution services worldwide, resourceful technology solutions, a dedicated international sales team, and strategic communications and marketing support. For more than 45 years, Preferred Hotels & Resorts' legendary commitment to quality has ensured an unparalleled experience for travelers, from the very best amenities to anticipatory service and elegant sophistication. Additionally, all Preferred Hotels & Resorts guests are eligible to enroll in the iPrefer guest loyalty program, which provides members-only benefits such as complimentary Internet access and priority early check-in/late check-out. (Casa de Campo bookings will soon be available on Preferred Hotel Group's website).

Preferred Hotels & Resorts is a brand of Preferred Hotel Group™, a global leader in the hospitality industry that represents more than 650 of the finest hotels and resorts in over 85 countries. Other collections represented in the company's worldwide portfolio include Preferred Boutique™,Summit Hotels & Resorts™, Sterling Hotels™, Sterling Design™, and Summit Serviced Residences™.

For reservations and a complete description of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection, visit www.preferredhotels.com. For more information on Casa de Campo, call 1 (855) 255-1229, visit casadecampo.com.do>,

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