Global hospitality firm Marriott International has planned to bring its W Hotels brand to Dominican Republic with the signing of W All-Inclusive Punta Cana in Uvero Alto.

The company signed a management agreement with Grupo Puntacana and MAC Hotels to start the construction of the new hotel.

W All-Inclusive Punta Cana Uvero Alto will have 349 guest rooms with balconies and pools, as well as several suites.

Other guest amenities will include a spa featuring 11 treatment rooms, a retail space, three pools with pool bars and eleven food and beverage destinations.

Construction for the new hotel will start in the coming months with opening expected in 2025.

The adult-only, all-inclusive luxury property hotel is expected to be one of the first W all-inclusive resorts globally.

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Marriott International Caribbean and Latin America chief development officer Laurent de Kousemaeker said: “Punta Cana is the perfect destination for both the W Hotels brand and an all-inclusive luxury resort.

“We look forward to bringing the vision for this fun adult playground to life with Grupo Puntacana and MAC Hotels.”

The investment marks the third project for MAC Hotels in the country.

For Grupo Punta Cana, the agreement is part of its diversification and growth strategy.

MAC Hotels CEO Begoña Amengual said: “Today’s signing with Grupo Puntacana and Marriott International allows us to move up to the next stage in our company’s growth and development, and we thank both Marriott and Grupo Puntacana for the confidence they have shown us.

“We are excited to provide an unparalleled experience for guests coming to the beaches of Punta Cana.”

Earlier this year, Marriott International partnered with real estate developer and operator TEMES to develop W Costa Navarino, the first W Hotels worldwide hotel in Greece.