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15029 05 May 2021

Bahia Principe Leads Vaccine Campaign for Employees in the Dominican Republic

A new vaccination campaign offering on-site vaccinations for all its employees.

Miami, FL (May 3, 2021) In support ofBahia Principe Hotelsand Resorts' continued efforts to fight the global pandemic and long-standing commitment to ensuring the safest conditions for its communities and guests, the leading all-inclusive brand has recently launched a new initiative to facilitate on-site vaccination for all its employees at properties in the Dominican Republic. The effort is in collaboration with the Dominican Republic Responsible Recovery of Tourism program that encourages vaccinations in the country through the "Vacunate RD" campaign.

The properties that have offered the vaccines, which are provided complimentary by the local government, include the hotels currently open in Punta Cana (Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana, Bahia Principe Fantasia Punta Cana, Bahia Principe Luxury Ambar), and in Samana (Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo).In addition,employees atBahia Principe Grand La Romana have also been vaccinated, as they are serving the recently named Golf Course PGA Ocean's 4 and Residences belonging to Grupo Pinero, Bahia Principe Hotelsand Resorts' parent company.

"We are fortunate to be in a position where we can offer this service to our employees and we are very pleased with the number of employees who have already taken the first shot," said Helen Montijano, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the U.S. and Canada. "By next month with their second shot, these employees will be fully vaccinated, which will provide another layer of peace of mind for our guests and local community."

The Dominican Republic serves as the second location Bahia Principe Hotels and Resorts has launched a vaccination campaign, as they recently led similar efforts in its property in Jamaica (Bahia Principe Grand Jamaica), successfully vaccinating more than 4,500 locals over three days. Among those vaccinated were Bahia Principe employees as well as many locals and high-ranking members of the community who showed tremendous gratitude and appreciation to the resort and local Jamaican government for leading the efforts. The campaign received praise from several country officials including the Minister of Health and Wellness and the Prime Minister of Jamaica, the honorable Andrew Holness.

Further driving their commitment to offering a safe experience for their guests, Bahia Principe Hotelsand Resorts also provides complimentary COVID-19 antigen tests for all guests who are returning to a destination that requires it for entry. The antigen tests are being carried out by medical professionals, in partnership with local laboratories, in designated areas of the brands resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Jamaica. Guests are guaranteed test results within 72 hours before departure in written and/or electronic format. In the event, a guest tests positive while staying at a Bahia Principe property, they (and a plus one) will be able to extend their stay and quarantine on-site for up to 10 nights complimentary.

In addition to the employee vaccination and guest antigen efforts, Bahia Principe Hotels Resorts extensive safety and hygiene program will continue to take precautionary measures such as proper social distancing, an increase of cleaning and disinfection, continuous training, routine health checks, and digitalizing experiences to further assure the wellbeing of all.

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About Bahia Principe Hotelsand Resorts

Grupo Pinero's Bahia Principe hotel chain has a presence in the Dominican Republic, where it is the market leader in terms of the number of hotel beds, as well as the Riviera Maya (Mexico), Jamaica and Spain (in the Canaries and Balearic Islands). Year after year, the Bahia Principe hotels receive a large part of the most prestigious international awards for quality that are given in the vacation industry. Alongside its high-end hotel facilities, the Piero familys company also manages two large luxury home resorts: Playa Nueva Romana Residences Golf (Dominican Republic) and Bahia Principe Rivera Maya Residences Golf (Mexico). The company has also developed other lines of business in the tourism industry, the most notable of which include the tour operator business (Soltour and BP-USA Travel) and a destination management company (Coming2).