Gansevoort Playa Imbert in Dominican Republic will open in December

Gansevoort Playa ImbertGansevoort Hotel Group’s latest oceanfront resort, the Gansevoort Playa Imbert on the Dominican Republic’s north coast will be officially opening its doors December 15, 2014.

Gansevoort Playa Imbert will feature 48 suites comprised of one and two-bedroom lofts; three-bedroom apartments with private plunge pools and spacious terraces; and a collection of four-bedroom penthouses. Each penthouse offers a private rooftop Jacuzzi. Floor-to-ceiling windows seamlessly blend the outdoors with the indoors offering dramatic seascapes from every guestroom, while modern interiors provide understated opulence with standard amenities like state-of-the art kitchens, walk-in showers, custom bathtubs and natural stone finishes.

While the north coast has been well served by value-led all-inclusive resorts, it hasn’t lacked a contemporary, chic, service-led option that urbane and discerning luxury travelers seek; until now. At Gansevoort Playa Imbert, guests can relax in refinement while basking on the beaches of confectioners-sugar sand; enjoy spectacular scuba diving amidst shipwrecks; explore over 400 acres of protected wilderness reserve or simply take in the nearby historic town.

At the resort’s center is a dramatic, 3-tiered cascading infinity pool overlooking Playa Imbert’s crescent-shaped beach. A second, adults-only pool will open spring 2015. Dining at Baia Lounge, now open, features gourmet Mediterranean specialties and Asian-inspired fare flawlessly executed by Executive Chef Giancarlo Fiori, whose credits include the highly acclaimed Peninsula House and world-famous, Michelin 3-star El Bulli restaurant in San Sebastian Spain. Downstairs, La Cantina Wine + Cigar Cellar offers an impressive collection of wines from around the world and a fully-stocked humidor in an exclusive, underground setting.

Other planned amenities include a fitness center, a world-class day spa featuring a Hammam-style sauna, and a meditation and yoga garden. Gansevoort Playa Imbert is located just 15 minutes from Puerto Plata Airport and a short drive from renowned surfing, kiteboarding, golf, tennis, horseback riding and more.

Rates at Gansevoort Playa Imbert range from $595 to $5,000 per night, including breakfast for two.