Tropicalia is a sustainable luxury resort development created by Cisneros Real Estate, offering sophisticated architecture in a captivating and breathtaking site of diverse natural beauty in northeast Dominican Republic. Comprised of residential and resort developments and a Tom Doak golf course, Tropicalia integrates smart design with the natural landscape, creating a sense of balance between time and space. The project embodies the philanthropic and cultural values of the Cisneros Family and is uniquely positioned to be a model for sustainable luxury tourism in the Caribbean and the world.
Four Seasons Tropicalia
The project’s first phase of development, known as Four Seasons Tropicalia (FST), includes a 169-key Four Seasons resort and 40 branded residences, both of which are located on the Costa Esmeralda beachfront and were designed by Brazilian architect, Isay Weinfeld. Amenities include a luxurious spa, meeting and banquet spaces, a kids’ club, and a fitness center. Four Seasons Tropicalia’s minimalist architecture and tropical modernism diminish the barriers between indoor and outdoor space, evoking natural luxury and effortless transitions for the ultimate peace of mind. Amenities offer a rich combination of adventure and leisure activities to guests and residents alike.
Management and Governance Mechanisms
Sustainability Management System
In an effort to ensure we focus on reporting and measuring material topics about Tropicalia, we rely on our Sustainability Management System, which prompts us to analyze issues in sustainable destination management, community development and other key topic areas.
Labor and Human Rights
In 2010, we committed to the United Nations Global Compact’s universal principles on human rights, labor the environment and anti-corruption.
Tropicalia’s Sustainability Committee is a cross-functional team that meets annually to discuss strategy, report progress and define goals for the upcoming year. The diversity of our Committee members brings strength to this corporate governance body.
Commitments to the UNGC and SDGs
We continue to require our major partners to comply with the UNGC principles and other sustainability and environmental obligations by incorporating these requirements into our contracts, thereby making them legally binding.
KEY COMMITMENTS TO SUSTAINABILITY
Economic sustainability is an intrinsic part of our project. The financing of Tropicalia by IFC and IDB Invest as their first sustainable high-end resort in Latin America and the Caribbean is a testament to our environmental and social commitments.
Tropicalia’s work to advance environmental sustainability complements its design process as well as its community engagement initiatives. We protect and conserve the natural environment using sustainable site development and destination management to maintain biological integrity, habitat connectivity, and green space.
In addition to aligning Four Seasons Tropicalia’s design with the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) standards to pursue LEED certification, the design of Four Seasons Tropicalia is positioned to comply with the IFC’s rigorous standards for Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE).
Since 2008, Fundación Tropicalia (FT) supports the socioeconomic development of the Miches community through multisector partnerships and high-impact and innovative programs related to sustainable agriculture, gender equality, education, environmental education, entrepreneurship, microfinance; in four key areas: productivity, environment, education, and sociocultural advocacy.