Visitors may be interested to learn that Punta Cana specifically started out as our company’s name, a brand created in the early 1970’s by Frank Rainieri, for a piece of land originally called Punta Borrachón (Drunkard’s Point). Today, Punta Cana is the most recognized Dominican brand in the world. As a result, our brand name is now “Puntacana Resort & Club”. Currently, Punta Cana is the most highly visited Caribbean destination and is easily accessible from all over the globe.
The development of Puntacana Resort & Club dates back to 1971 when Dominican businessman and hotelier Frank R. Rainieri and Theodore W. Kheel, the prominent New York attorney and labor mediator, created a partnership to construct a resort and real estate community that respects the natural habitat of Punta Cana while offering a world-class vacation experience. Maintaining a dedication to sustainable tourism, Puntacana Resort & Club has since grown to encompass over 26 square miles and now includes Tortuga Bay, The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village, Six Senses Spa, the Puntacana Ecological Foundation and diverse residential communities (Corales, Playa Serena, Hacienda, Hacienda del Mar, Arrecife, Tortuga Bay and The Marina), a full service marina, restaurants, a shopping village, a P.B. Dye designed golf course, a Tom Fazio designed golf course and Punta Cana International Airport a modern facility that incorporates innovative and eco-friendly design. In 1997, Julio Iglesias and Oscar de la Renta joined the Group as co-investors and have made Puntacana Resort & Club their home.