ATLANTA-BASED EV Hotels, a new technology-centric hotel brand founded by Ken Patel, has partnered with Spanish company CLERHP to build a luxury resort in the new Larimar City & Resort project in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The 400-room hotel will be built on nearly eight acres, the company said in a statement.
Larimar City & Resort will be on the Farrallón de Verón promenade, which offers views of Punta Cana, said Leonardo Padron Hermes, CEO of Blacklions International Group, a company associated with CLERHP in the development of real estate projects in the Dominican Republic. . The area includes restaurants, clubs, shops and an 18-hole golf course.
“After many years of working behind the scenes to develop a hotel brand that innovates and revolutionizes the industry, it is truly gratifying to now see EV making an impact across the world. And trust me, we are just getting started” said Patel, “Larimar City & Resort will be one of the best tourist attractions in the world and our team at EV is thrilled to be part of this Smart-City. Growth doesn’t come with one action. It’s the result of perseverance, courage and hard work. What we do here is create an experience that brings hospitality back and brings it back to life. Innovation is a team sport.
CLERHP is a Spanish company with subsidiaries in Bolivia, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic in the construction and engineering sector. The company has investments in “buildtech” companies that seek to develop tools to improve productivity in the architecture, engineering, construction and operations industries.
“We find the agreement with EV Hotels particularly gratifying and motivating, a company that bets on technology in its hotels and whose values are very close to ours,” said Juan Andrés Romero, president of CLERHP. “It fits perfectly with the new smart city that is Larimar City & Resort”,
International demand for EV Hotels has grown, said Brian Esposito, chief strategic officer and CEO of EV Hotels and founder of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises.
“Now, with a confirmed location in the Dominican Republic, we are honored to begin serving the Caribbean with cutting-edge IoT technologies, enhanced guest and staff services, a true health and wellness component with our partners. FitNest, as well as our claim to fame for Crypto, NFT and Blockchain components,” Esposito said.
FitNest will equip the hotel’s fitness center.
“FitNest is making a collaborative effort with EV Hotel to bring wellness and fitness to the hospitality industry. To create a unique experience for all guests who stay at EV Hotel as well as staff. We are extremely excited to bring this combined experience to the Dominican Republic. Giving the gym state-of-the-art equipment, training support and more will make this an amazing stay for all guests as well as an experience for property owners. ‘local businesses and residents,’ a FitNest spokesperson said.
Recently, EV Hotels entered the “metaverse” through a partnership with the “metavestor” club BAPESWORLD. EV Hotels properties will include a “crypto trading room” in partnership with cryptocurrency and NFT Chicago Digital Exchange where the crypto trading community can meet in person to share information and expertise.
Individual traders and corporations will be able to purchase membership trading rights through CDX which will include reduced foreign exchange fees and other foreign exchange amenities at the EV Hotel trading rooms. As part of the new deal, BAPES will be featured in the “non-fungible tokens” lobby where it will offer NFTs for sale in person and in the metaverse.