The Team

A visionary collaboration of some of the world’s leading resort investors and developers, along with some of the finest industry consultants, make up the team for Playa Grande.

Owner & Developer


Dolphin Capital Investors


Dolphin Capital Investors (Dolphin) is a leading global investor in the luxury residential resort sector of emerging markets and the owner of Amanzoe in the Peloponnese in Greece, regarded today as the top luxury resort in the Mediterranean.

Dolphin is one of the largest real estate investment companies quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM in terms of net assets and develops sophisticated leisure-integrated residential resorts in the eastern Mediterranean, Caribbean and Latin America.

Hotel Operator


Aman Luxury Resorts and Residences


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, the U.S. and recently Dolphin’s Aman in Greece.

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.

Resort Architect


Heah & Co


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 with Dolphin includes the design of the Aman at Kea and the Oberoi at Scorpio Bay Resort.

Golf Course Design


Rees Jones, Inc.


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.