Proinversión, with over 30 years of experience and more than US$ 400 million in active and past projects, has established itself as a leader in the dynamic Dominican economy.
Proinversion is focused on delivering the particular solution that each client requires: We are able to offer a full turnkey solution – taking your project from a concept to a reality - as well as developing a particular strategy for a specific project or simply carry out a feasibility study on a business venture.
We also offer investment opportunities through our vast network of clients to put together the right team in particular projects as investors. Many successful projects Proinversion has helped implement also became investment opportunities for other clients as well as for Proinversion itself.
Through our Community Relations service, we highlight our commitment to social integration and sustainable development. Through open communication and active collaboration, we seek to strengthen the relationship with local communities, ensuring a positive and lasting impact on their needs and aspirations.
Sourcing capital and financing for projects, business valuation, appraisals, expansion planning, mergers and acquisitions, and investment funds.
Proinversion manages every process in a hospitality or real estate project. We merge key service providers as are architects, engineers, legal services, accounting, and the personnel to successfully implement a business venture.
We have the necessary infrastructure and network to manage hospitality and real estate properties. We have established direct links with successful and experienced hotel management companies as is Viva Wyndham Resorts and Union Hotelera Dominicana (UHD), which have a proven track record.
Proinversion has been a key player in the real estate market of Dominican Republic, primarily servicing hotel developers. Currently Proinversion has a vast network of associates around the country servicing different market segments of the real estate sector.
Casa Bonita Nature Resort & Spa is located in Barahona, in the isolated and untouched southwestern region of the Dominican Republic, adjacent to the only biosphere reserve in the country. This project offers a unique eco-tourism experience, providing a combination of natural beauty, impressive mountains and proximity to the beach.casabonitadr.com
Cana One is the ideal choice for those looking to acquire a second property – whether to reside, vacation in or as a strategic real estate investment. With a privileged location near the beach in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, this real estate project offers various options to satisfy the individual needs and preferences of buyers.
Coson Bay Hotel & Residences is a tourism real estate development comprising 60 two and three bedrooms apartments in a beach front environment.www.cosonbay.com
Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences is a tourism real estate development comprising 72 beach front units located in Las Terrenas, Samana. The hotel management is conducted under the name of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.www.sublimesamana.com
Homewood Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo opened it's doors in September 2019. This 145 room property is strategically located in the center of the business district at walking distance to the best retail and gastronomy options in the town.https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/sdqhwhw-homewood-suites-santo-domingo/
Viva Wyndham Resorts is a three thousand room All Inclusive hotel chain with properties in Dominican Republic, Mexico, and The Bahamas.www.vivaresorts.com
We created Travegali.com in 2019 to promote travel for people with disabilities. Our purpose is to offer the widest selection of accessible hotels in the world so each person with reduced mobility can book their trip knowing the key accessibility characteristics of each property and make an informed decision.
There are no global standards for accessibility, which negatively affects the experience of disabled travelers and this is where Travegali.com comes in. Through a thorough analysis of the accessibility standards and contents of thousands of hotels, we obtain accommodations that offer accessible rooms and accessible common areas. By creating specialized content, we have built a portfolio that spans 25 countries, over 100 destinations and we continue expanding.travegali.com
Rafael Blanco has been leading Proinversion for more than 15 years. During his tenure, Proinversion has become a leading firm of Real Estate Investment and Costs in the Dominican market. He also serves as a Director in the Viva Resorts hotel chain and as a board member of several real estate and tourism companies.
Rafael Blanco is also part of multiple organizations such as:
Rafael Blanco holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration - MBA - from Babson College of the United States and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Master - PUCMM - of the Dominican Republic.
Geneva, Switzerland. May 2017
Our president, Rafael Blanco Tejera, traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to take part in an expert group meeting organized by the United Nations. The central subject of said meeting was the Contribution of Tourism to Economic Diversification and Poverty Reduction, where least developed countries could identify effective practices from developing countries that have unlocked the potential of tourism.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. May 2018
Our president, Rafael Blanco Tejera, participated in the press conference for Xterra Samana, a triathlon held in Coson Bay, Las Terrenas on the 2nd and 3rd of June. The event will bring the top four triathletes currently ranked in the Panamerican Championship 2018. Xterra Samana is the fifth edition of the triathlon Xterra Dominican Republic, where more than 300 national and international athletes will participate.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. November, 2018
Mr. Rafael Blanco Tejera, has been appointed as 1st Vice President of the Association of Hotels and Tourism in the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES) together with Mrs. Paola Rainieri de Díaz, President, Ramón Rosello, 2nd. Vice President, among other important executives of the Tourism Sector.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, October 2019
Mr. Rafael Blanco Tejera was joined by the President of Dominican Republic, Mr. Danilo Medina, for the inauguration of Homewood Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo. The event was also attended by the Minister of Tourism, other government officials, Hilton Hotels executives and investors.
This Homewood Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo is part of Hilton Hotel’s “All Suites” brand portfolio and this is the 500th Homewood Suites worldwide and the first property in the Caribbean region.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, October 2019
Interview given by our President, Mr. Rafael Blanco Tejera, outlining his contributions to the Accessible Tourism sector in the Dominican Republic.
New York, United States, September 2019
Mr. Blanco participated in a press conference offered to promote the tourism sector of Dominican Republic. This activity was organized within the celebration of the Dominican week in the United Stated (#SemDomUSA19) which is organized by the American Chamber of Commerce of Dominican Republic.
Mr. Blanco was joined by Mrs. Robin Bernstein, Ambassador of the United States to Dominican Republic; Mr. Francisco Garcia, Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic; Mr. Alex Zozaya, President of Apple Leisure Group; and Mr. Bruce Wardkinsky, President of Playa Resorts.
Washington, D.C. United States. September 2019
Mr. Rafael Blanco Tejera participated along with a delegation of the American Chamber of Commerce of Dominican Republic, in a meeting in Capitol Hill with Senator Charles Schumer in order to promote the tourism sector. The United States represents the main market for tourism in the DR with over 2.5 million Americans visiting the island per year.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. August 2019
At a recent press conference, Mr. Rafael Blanco Tejera, President of Proinversión, acting in the capacity of member of the Samaná Tourism Cluster (CTS, for its initials in Spanish) and the Association of Hotels and Tourism Enterprises of Samaná (AHETSA, for its initials in Spanish), recently announced the opening of the “Samaná Exquisita” gastronomic workshops, a culinary event slated to take place in the northeast region of the country from September 6-21, 2019.
Samana, Dominican Republic. August 2019
The Xterra World Tour along with Coson Bay Hotel & Residences, Viva Wyndham Resorts, and Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences, celebrated the Xterra Samana 2019 triathlon in Las Terrenas. For the third year, the Xterra Samana event is successfully celebrated and exceeded the expectations of athletes from around the world by giving them the opportunity to compete in such stunning destination with a challenging course.
Mr. Rafael Blanco Tejera stated his commitment to continue to foster the sports tourism segment in the country in order to contribute to the diversification of the offer available to visitors.
Palma de Mallorca, Spain. July 2019
Mr. Rafael Blanco Tejera entered into a partnership with Omnirooms Group of Spain in order to promote Accessible Tourism through the creation of Travegali.com- an online travel platform that will allow people with reduced mobility to book their accessible hotel rooms online.
Madrid, Spain. January 2019
Dominican Republic, Partner (Guest) Country of FITUR 2019.
On the 39th edition of the FITUR Fair 2019, Mr. Rafael Blanco Tejera, President of Proinversion, participated along with the Tourism Cluster of Samaná and the Ministry of Tourism promoting the leisure attractions and hotels of the province of Samaná.
Rafael Blanco Tejera, new president of Asonahores
“It is a great honor for me to have been chosen to preside over the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic, which over the years and the growth of the tourism sector has become the most important institution in the private tourism sector and a fundamental pillar for the strengthening our industry”
During the third #EncuentroAsonahores dedicated to the "Tourism Sector in a New Work
Environment", #Asonahores reported that it has as a priority to recover the jobs lost as a result of the pandemic, and assured that the sector has successfully adapted to the new post Covid-19 work environment.
The event was attended by the Minister of Labor (@MtrabajoRD), Luis Miguel De Camps (@lmdecamps) and around 20 panelists who addressed various issues relevant to the sector.
The president of Asonahores, Rafael Blanco Tejera, expressed that the recovery of jobs and adaptation to the new work environment is due to the fact that the country, with public-private alliances, came together to decisively support companies and collaborators, through the implementation of fiscal, monetary and labor measures that were vital for the maintenance of the industry and to go in support of the people who earn their living in it.
The president of #Asonahores, Rafael Blanco Tejera, participated in the presentation of the Comprehensive Tourism Development Plan for Samaná, together with the Tourism Cabinet headed by President @LuisAbinder and its executive director, the Minister of Tourism @DavidColladoM. A joint effort with the ministry of @TurismoRD, DPP, CEIZTUR, Samaná Tourism Cluster (@gosamana), AHETSA, Mayors and Municipal District Directors of the #Samana province. #TurismoRD #Dominican Tourismno
Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic
The Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic announced the celebration of its XXXIV Commercial Exhibition that will be held at Blue Mall Punta Cana, from October 19 to 21 of this year.
This exhibition is held annually and is considered the main platform for all suppliers of goods and services related to the tourism industry at a national and international level.
The president of Asonahores, Rafael Blanco Tejera, affirmed that this activity has been held successfully for more than 30 years, being the event with the greatest impact and relevance for the suppliers of the tourism industry.
"This three-day exhibition, with the participation of important international and local actors who have a great deal to offer, brings together hoteliers and suppliers of goods and services from our market to continue with the continued growth of the sector," Blanco Tejera assured.
We underscore the importance of the film sector in the recovery of the Dominican Republic’s tourism industry
The Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Asonahores) stated that the film sector has become a fundamental axis of the local tourism industry, carrying out productions that promote emerging destinations in the country.
Furthermore, it has become a key factor in the recovery of the country's tourism in times of pandemic.
Rafael Blanco Tejera, president of the entity, offered these statements during the "The Impact of Cinema in the Dominican Republic" forum, organized by the British Chamber of Commerce, where he highlighted that "film productions promote the country as a tourist and investment destination." and they are in line with the entire diversification strategy that we are promoting under the leadership of the Ministry of Tourism and Minister David Collado.
"Through the different players that are part of the productions that are carried out, the country's image is promoted in the main issuing markets, and, in addition, they contribute to the productive chain of the basic sectors that boost the economy," Blanco Tejera pointed out.
Moreover, he emphasized Asonahores considers the film sector as an ally of tourism with a win-win relationship which have been reflected in a direct and indirect contribution to the entire tourism industry, including a wide range of complimentary services, driven by a contribution of more than 18,000 jobs generated directly and more than 133,000 hotel nights contracted, through more than 100 film productions made within the national territory in 2021.
DATE ASONAHORES 2022
Santo Domingo. The Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic, ASONAHORES, announced the twenty-first edition of the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, DATE, to be held from May 11 to 13, at the Barceló Bávaro Convention Center, Punta Cana
This activity, held for 21 years, is the main platform for business exchanges between travel agents, international tour operators and the main suppliers of the country's tourism sector.
Rafael Blanco Tejera, president of ASONAHORES, explained that this new edition of DATE will bring together in person the main source markets of the industry with the hotel sector, and the local complementary offer, strengthening confidence in the Dominican tourism product, increasing flow of tourists, and continue contributing to the national economic recovery.
“DATE 2022 is part of ASONAHORES’ strategy to continue contributing to the growth of tourism activity, facilitating expansion and investment opportunities in the sector according to the agreements and businesses established at FITUR 2022, where members of the institution met to promote the country as a destination, as well as the merits recognized by the highest global tourism authorities in the recovery of our industry and the implementation of hygiene and safety protocols from the effort made together with the Ministry of Tourism against COVID-19”, Tejera Blanco indicated.
Celebrating the ASONAHORES’ 60th anniversary, highlighting the work of past presidents and the board of directors. In addition, recognizing the work of the Tourism Cabinet led by President Abinader and managed by Minister Collado, in the successful recovery of tourism in the Dominican Republic.
Our President, Mr. Rafael Blanco Tejera, participated in a ceremony headed by the President of the Republic, Luis Abinader, and accompanied by Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly of the United Nations and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives.
United Nations General Assembly High-Level Debate: Sustainable and Resilient Tourism at the Center of an Inclusive Recovery.