With regard to the two unfortunate events that took place in the Dominican Republic, and after various media, digital platforms and social networks disseminated, reposted or distributed false information, Bahia Príncipe Hotels & Resorts wishes to express its profound respect to the authorities and investigations in progress.
The Majestic Elegance hotel located in Punta Cana has broken its silence on the incident involving a United States tourist who was seriously injured during her stay there.
"He was fine", niece Chloe Arnold said of her uncle, Fox News reported. "He started feeling very sick, he had blood in his urine and stool right afterwards".
USA officials were restrained in their feedback, fully confirming deaths when asked.
Despite the eerie similarities and the fact that another American couple are suing the hotel for falling ill in similar circumstances past year, the resort says there is nothing to worry about. That was April 11; on April 13, a hotel doctor decided he needed to be hospitalized, and by April 14 he was dead.
Tourism Minister Francisco Garcia said Thursday that the Dominican Republic is safe and called the deaths "isolated incidents".
"When it came up that they died from the same exact thing as my husband I thought 'No, no. there's no way two people could die of the same exact thing, '" said McCoy.
The resort company's said the alleged misinformation that has been circulating related to the case has impacted the hotel chain, which they said has "suffered great damage to its image and reputation". According to them, 41-year-old Shupp, whose hotel was adjacent to the hotel, where he died, Holmes and day, died of a heart attack, although her family said she was healthy. Maryland couple Cynthia Ann Day, 49, and her fiance Nathaniel Edward Holmes, 63, were staying at the same Grand Baha Principe hotel. "We salvage no longer need this to happen to anyone else".
For 24 years, Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts has operated in the Dominican Republic, which is one of the most internationally recognized destinations, and receives 7 million tourists from around the world annually. Scared about their symptoms, they chose to cut their trip short and booked an early flight home, she said. A resort employee chanced on them unresponsive of their room after they didn't verify out.
While announcing exiguous publicly, then all over again, teams of consultants and inspectors from plenty of world businesses, including the Centers for Illness Regulate and Prevention, performed tests Thursday at the Bahia Principe properties the build USA vacationers died.
Families said the three died of pulmonary edema and respiratory failure.
Their families came forward after seeing how three other Americans, including an engaged couple, died suddenly last month within five days of each other at another all-inclusive resort on the island. Montes recalled that she and her boyfriend had a few drinks at the bar before going up to their room.
The resort has publicly denied any connection between the deaths on their properties, and has discouraged speculation about the incidents.