The adults-only CHIC by Royalton Punta Cana debuted in December, raising the bar in terms of amenities and stylish furnishings offered at an all-inclusive resort. Located on the Dominican Republic’s Uvero Alto beach, the 323-suite resort features a mermaid pool, a DJ booth in the pool, personal poolside cabanas, an oxygen bar and a spa with hydrotherapy circuit—not to mention the 6-room mansion and innovative culinary concepts.
Attendees are initially invited into a colorful lobby space, featuring an intricately crafted chandelier illuminating the magenta and lime accents throughout. The 2-person swings hanging from the ceiling matched by the patterned lounge chairs create a fun vibe that extends throughout the property.
Small groups, for instance, will appreciate the 6-room CHIC Mansion. The 3,505-sf private complex features its own pool, Jacuzzi, fully stocked bar and lounge, full kitchen, dining room, fire pit, BBQ, wine cellar and pool table. This is a perfect spot for top execs to stay or for meeting planners to use as a private event space or even for a teambuilding activity.
For upscale cuisine, the Chef’s Table is available for 10 attendees twice a night—once at 6:30 p.m. and once at 9:00 p.m.—says Jonathan Iriarte, the hotel manager. Attendees will get to taste the chef-customized menu, which constantly changes depending on the seasonal ingredients available. The chef will interact with attendees by explaining the dishes and answering any questions they might have—a conversation starter for attendees who don’t know each other well. The five a la carte restaurants also feature distinct gourmet experiences, ranging from Moroccan cuisine to a traditional steakhouse. A buffet service restaurant, cafe, grill and 24-hour room service are also available.
A newer experience for all-inclusive resorts, the oxygen bar brings attendees together to breathe in flavored oxygen that can increase relaxation. The oxygen bar is specifically geared towards attendees who are looking to reduce stress levels, increase energy, reduce headaches and sinus problems, and even diffuse the effects of a hangover—especially helpful the morning after a late-night event.
The property is ideal for smaller groups of 50 attendees or less, says Iriarte, as it does not have a formal meeting space. However, it has a spacious cocktail room or function space in addition to the CHIC Mansion space. The resort can coordinate on- or off-property excursions and activities for groups, and can work directly with the planner to determine the best experiences available. In fact, the resort offers access to complementary non-motorized sports equipment.