The Dominican Republic is a destination like no other, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history and rich culture.
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south, the country boasts over 1,500 km of coastline, 400 km of the world’s top beaches, magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation, and entertainment options, making it one of the most desired destinations for a combined business and leisure trip.
Santo Domingo, the capital city, is also the most modern and dynamic metropolis in the Caribbean, where the old and the new converge seamlessly from centuries old architecture and history to large shopping malls, art galleries, an electric nightlife, and a booming gastronomy scene.
All in all, we couldn’t have chosen a better destination to host our first route development event in and for the Americas and the Caribbean!
Must-see in Santo Domingo: a taste of what is to come
Discover the first European settlement of the Americas and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. This historic neighbourhood consists of a pedestrian-friendly maze of narrow streets brimming with 16th to early 20th century architectural wonders. They lead toward colonial buildings turned museums, shops, hotels, restaurants, and sidewalk cafés. Hop on the Chu Chu Colonial train for a 45-minute tour of the area or take a walk through the main tourist attractions of the colonial zone of Santo Domingo: Alcazar de Colon, Colon Park, Calle Las Damas and Catedral Primada de America. Shop at one of the exclusive malls or at an artisan gallery in the Colonial City—get a linen chacabana shirt, a leather handbag, or a ceramic faceless doll. Dine in style at brand hotels citywide where renowned chefs create twists on Dominican and international cuisine. Relax with a Dominican puro at one of the open terrace-bistros overlooking Plaza de España or mingle at rooftop lounges on Gustavo Mejía Ricart Avenue. When you’re ready to unwind why not head for the beach, a forty-minute ride lands you onto Boca Chica’s soft, white sands facing a crystal-clear Caribbean Sea, where seafood restaurants and entertainment await.
Located in the heart of the busy city centre, next to all Official Hotels, the award-winning luxury JW Marriott hotel will be the official Host Venue for CONNECT New World 2023.
Ideally placed in the Piantini District of downtown Santo Domingo, the hotel’s prime location puts you within easy reach of the Colonial Zone, Catedral Primada de América and Alcázar de Colón. The SDQ airport is located 30 minutes away from the hotel by car.