Restaurants at this level offer a distinctive fine-dining experience and attentive service, according to AAA. Their offerings are typically distinguished by highly creative chefs using top-quality ingredients.
Passion by Martin Berasategui at Paradisus Palma Real is part of a select group of establishments within North America. Currently, just 1,548 hotels and 729 restaurants hold the AAA Four Diamond Rating. “This rating acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our staff and we are honored to be recognized as an AAA Four Diamond restaurant,” said Rafael Torres, Managing Director of Paradisus Resorts in the Dominican Republic. “At Paradisus Palma Real, we are committed to exceeding guest expectations and providing a premier dining experience.” “AAA is delighted to recognize Passion by Martin Berasategui as a Four Diamond restaurant,” said Michael Petrone, director of AAA Tourism Information Development. “To maintain the exceptional standards required for this rating on a daily basis is an outstanding achievement. AAA Four Diamond establishments are attentive to guests needs and consistently deliver memorable travel and dining experiences.”
One of the world’s most accomplished chefs, Chef Martin Berasategui started cooking in his teens, helping his mother and aunt in their family-owned eatery in San Sebastian, Spain. Training in France in addition to other unique culinary countries and cultures, influenced Chef Berasategui’s approach to service and techniques. Today, Chef Berasategui leads the culinary direction at Lasarte y Loidi at the Hotel Condes in Barcelona, the MB Restaurant at the Abama Resort in Tenerife, the Santo by Martin Berasategui at the Eme Hotel in Seville, the DOMA at the Silken Gran Domine Hotel in Bilbao and the Martin restaurant in Shanghai. Passion by Martin Berasategui and Tempo by Martin Berasategui are his first restaurants in the Americas.
Passion by Martin Berasategui offers a sophisticated à la carte menu or tasting menu in a warm, modern and elegant atmosphere. The restaurant is part of the extraordinary dining experience at Paradisus Palma Real, a luxury all-inclusive resort situated among white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters in the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic. The resort boasts an array of chic suite accommodations and exclusive offerings for guests, creating a distinct and memorable vacation experience. Guests can unwind in a relaxing oasis at the YHI Spa and the Oriental Garden inspired by YHI Spa; participate in exciting Life Enriching Activities; and so much more.
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About Paradisus ResortsParadisus Resorts is an all-inclusive luxury resort brand owned and operated by Meliá Hotels International, (formerly Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts) one of the world’s most successful hotel companies. The growing brand currently has two hotels in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: Paradisus Palma Real and Paradisus Punta Cana and three resorts in Mexico: Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla (adults-only), Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda (for everyone) and the new Paradisus Cancun. Boasting unique room categories and luxurious upgrade options such as the adults-only Royal Service and family-only Family Concierge, the resorts are ideal for a wide spectrum of guests including couples, family vacations, destination weddings and business travelers. The properties in Punta Cana each feature The Reserve at Paradisus, an exclusive resort-within-a-resort concept where guests experience private check-in and stay in residential style accommodations, among numerous other services and amenities. Paradisus Resorts will continue its growth with the opening of a brand-new property in Papagayo Bay, Costa Rica, scheduled to open in 2015. Follow Paradisus Resorts on Twitter – @Paradisus, Instagram – @ParadisusResorts and Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/Paradisus.Resorts. For more information, visit www.paradisus.com.