Owner & Developer
Playa Grande is being developed by Discovery Land Company, a real estate development firm specializing in the creation of world-class, private golf and residential communities. Discovery’s core philosophy is to enhance the natural character and spirit of each property it develops to provide its residents and Members with a unique golf and lifestyle experience.
Guided by these ideals, Discovery Land Company has become one of the country’s preeminent recreation and residential developers with successful, high-profile communities in North America, The Bahamas and Mexico.
Aman currently owns or manages 29 small luxury hotels worldwide. The ethos of Aman is founded in providing the simple luxury of a gracious home in a unique environment.
Since 1988, when flagship Amanpuri (“place of peace”) opened in Phuket, Thailand, Amanresorts has established resorts in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, France, French Polynesia, Indonesia, India, Laos, Montenegro, Morocco, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, the Turks & Caicos Islands, Italy, Japan, Turkey, and the U.S.
Playa Grande marks the first Aman resort in the Dominican Republic, the second Aman resort in the Caribbean and the first golf-integrated Aman in the world.
London-based Heah&Co is an internationally renowned architectural firm that enjoys a highly collaborative relationship with Aman. The firm is led by award-winning architect John Heah, whose celebrated portfolio features the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan in Ubud Bali.
In addition to Amanera at Playa Grande, Heah&Co’s experience includes the design of the Aman at Kea and the Oberoi at Scorpio Bay Resort.
Golf Course Design
Founded in 1974 by Rees Jones, son of iconic architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Rees Jones, Inc. has since grown into one of world. His company customizes the design and supervises the construction of new layouts for private clubs, resorts, real estate communities, and municipal and county golf facilities across the globe. The team is also renowned for restoring, redesigning, and modernizing existing courses. Original designs include the Andalusia Country Club at South La Quinta, Bear Creek Golf Club at Hilton Head Island (SC) and the Nantucket Golf Club. Among its most prominent redesigns are the Mauna Kea Golf Course in Hawaii, Lyford Cay Club in The Bahamas, and the Breakers Rees Jones Course in West Palm Beach. Throughout his career, Rees Jones has had the unique pleasure of renovating a number of his father’s prestigious designs, including Playa Grande.