Hostal Nicolas de Ovando
In Santo Domingo’s beautifully preserved colonial zone, you’ll find this 16th-century hotel. The 104 spacious rooms channel old-world romance with high ceilings, solid wood beds topped by snowy white duvets, and shutters on the windows. At the hotel’s French-inspired restaurant, locals and visitors gather for duck breast with honey and ginger.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.