It's time to take a look at Santiago, The Other City. There has been some interest recently due to renovations and other things happening in the junior metropolis of the Dominican Republic.
dr1 reports: Recent hotel construction in Santiago has placed the nation's second largest city on the tourist map. According to a major article in Diario Libre, the soon-to-be-finished Gran Hotel Cibao and the Crown Plaza will join other hotels and bring the total hotel room availability to 2,500. This is in time for the Caribbean Baseball Championship, scheduled for 2-8 February 2008 in that city. Not only are the two new hotels nearly finished, the city's smaller hotels are expanding. Hotels like the Aloha Sol, Platino, Century Plaza, Los Jardines, El Ambar and others have recently expanded their facilities. In San Jose de las Matas, half an hour away, the Mansion has increased its capacity and now provides 52 rooms for visitors. There are more and more tourist attractions in the city: the Monument, the Leon Cultural Center, the museum at the San Luis Fort, the Cathedral, the golf course at Las Aromas and a bowling center are part of what's now on offer. There are also 100 bars, and 200 large, medium and small restaurants.
Look for more information on Santiago within the week!