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Redefining the Concept of Luxury Hospitality by Bringing Old Traditions to the New World

Opening the door and finding yourself in the home you’ve always dreamed of… This is how Casas del XVI, an intimate escape with 14 rooms spread out among five private houses established in the heart of Santo Domingo’s UNESCO World Heritage Center Ciudad Colonial, is redefining the concept of luxury in boutique hotels.

The moment guests arrive at Casas del XVI, they are introduced to their private butler, who will become their host and accommodate their every need during their stay. This revolutionary quality service that has reinvented the traditional concierge and room service standard, has captivated the most discerning visitors and earned the 2017 Mystery Inspectors’ Excellence Award by Small Luxury Hotels of the World.


The uniqueness and charm of each house will captivate your senses and transport you to the colonial era. They all hold their own story through the architecture and décor style that feature ancient Dominican artifacts and beautifully carved furniture, highlighting the special connection of the colonial charm of the “Old World” with the comfort, intimacy and luxury of the modern times.


You realize your stay will be one “for the ages” when you arrive to the welcoming sound of birds that flock the courtyard’s mango tree and find a jar of exquisite marmalade that came from the fruit of that same tree on your nightstand.

For those seeking the tropical feel that embodies the Dominican Republic, guests can enjoy an extravagant oasis outdoors by taking a siesta at the peaceful palm-strewn courtyard or taking a refreshing plunge into the ornate pool; or enjoy it indoors by staying at one of the rooms at Casa Antillana, which décor is full of tropical accents such as prints of palm trees and exotic Caribbean fruits, a combination of textures of wood, wicker and other natural materials, all complemented by ample natural light.

If they wish to feel like members of 16th century Spanish nobility, they can request an unforgettable dinner prepared with local produce by their private chef, have some quiet time in the cozy library, or ask their private concierge for their heart’s desire: a tour throughout all the art galleries and museums in the magical Colonial City of Santo Domingo with an Art Curator; a Dominican Folklore concert just for them; Polo lessons with the new Casas del XVI Polo Team; or bird-watching with an expert on the matter.

As for the modern times amenities, visitors can book and in-casa spa treatment or a personal-training workout session, in addition to enjoying complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, iPod dock, refreshing beverages, air-conditioning and decadent bath products.

For the ultimate in-depth experience of Ciudad Colonial, site of the first permanent establishment of the “New World”, guests can explore the town’s tiny streets that reveal historic treasures like the Cathedral Santa María la Menor and the Museo de las Casas Reales, as well as shopping opportunities at Mercado Modelo and Calle El Conde, which was one of the first roads built by Europeans in the American Continent; all of these are just walking distance from the elegant graceful living of the stylish historic homes of Casas del XVI.

For more information about Casas del XVI visit www.casasdelxvi.com


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