The 325-room adults-only resort was renovated in 2019 and features five a la carte restaurants, six bars, five pools, and Sanctuary Town, the resort’s nightlife destination. Owned by Francisco Martínez, Sanctuary Cap Cana is set to become the first resort managed by Playa under a Marriott International brand.

“We are thrilled to bring our first all-inclusive brand extension The Luxury Collection to the Dominican Republic and we are grateful to the Martínez family for developing such a unique resort,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, Development Director, Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International. “We are also delighted to have the opportunity to work with Playa Hotels & Resorts, a highly regarded all-inclusive operator.”

“In our first joint venture with Marriott International, Sanctuary Cap Cana is the perfect choice for the level of style and sophistication that has made Marriott’s The Luxury Collection resorts the standard bearer for unique, one-of-a-kind vacations,” said declared Fernando Mullet, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Playa Hotels & Resorts. “I want to personally thank Mr. Martinez for his continued confidence in Playa and his commitment to the success of this magnificent property.”

Marriott International entered the segment in 2019, leveraging seven of its world-renowned brands, and currently offers a portfolio of 28 all-inclusive properties. The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts brand includes 123 hotels worldwide in 41 countries and territories.

About Playa Hotels & Resorts NV
Playa Hotels and Resorts NOT.V. (NASDAQ: PLYA“Playa”) is a leading owner, operator and developer of all-inclusive resorts sea ​​side locations in popular holiday destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Playa owns and/or manages a total portfolio consisting of 22 resorts (8,366 rooms) located in Mexico, Jamaicaand the Dominican Republic. Playa draws on years of expertise in operating all-inclusive resorts and relationships with globally recognized hotel brands to deliver a premier experience and exceptional value to its guests, while establishing a direct relationship to improve customer acquisition cost and drive customer retention. Playa owns and operates 15 resorts (6,004 rooms) across Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Playa also has two resorts in the Dominican Republic which are managed by a third party and manages five stations on behalf of third party owners. For more information, please visit

About The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts
The Luxury Collection® is comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique and authentic experiences that evoke lasting and treasured memories. For the world explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and treasured expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s native charms and treasures. Created in 1906 under the CIGA® as a collection of Europe most famous and iconic properties, the Luxury Collection brand today is a sparkling collection of more than 120 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 40 countries and territories. All of these hotels, many of which are centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the best in the world. For more information and new openings, visit or follow Twitter, instagram and Facebook. The Luxury Collection is proud to be part of Marriott bonvoy®, Marriott International’s global travel program. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits, including free nights and recognition of Elite status. To register for free or for more information about the program, visit


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