Renovated El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico to be opened by Curio - A Collection by Hilton in February
Curio – A Collection by Hilton has revealed that its newest Caribbean property will open on 5th February, 2017. The refurbished El San Juan Hotel will launch on the island of Puerto Rico, and it will have 387 upgraded guest rooms and suites, plus facilities including a spa, modernised meeting spaces, a fitness centre, a new pool, new restaurants, and 22 new beach cabanas.
Curio – A Collection by Hilton has announced the opening date for its first hotels in Puerto Rico. After closing for several months for renovations and expansions, the El San Juan Hotel will reopen to guests on 5th February, 2017.
The property marks Curio’s entry into Puerto Rico, and the refurbished property will 387 guest rooms and suites. The multi-million dollar renovation programme included the upgrade of accommodation and facilities including the spa, fitness centre, the lobby, shops and meeting spaces.
New additions at the luxury hotel include a new swimming pool, and 22 stylish beach cabanas. There will also be a new restaurant named Cana which will be led by Chef Juliana Gonzalez. The dining venue will feature food and ingredients providing by local farmers, fishermen, and small business, bringing a touch of Puerto Rican heritage into the restaurant.
“We are elated to see the re-opening of El San Juan Hotel become a reality. The rejuvenated hotel will honour the original elegance, opulence and energy of this Puerto Rican landmark with new, modern elements that will make the property very current and appealing to our target guests that seek authentic luxury lifestyle experiences.”
Explained Andro Nodarse-León, from León Mayer & Co., the co-owner and asset manager of the El San Juan Hotel.
The renovation project was led by the hotel and restaurant designer Jeffery Beers, and local Puerto Rican artist Luis Torruella, who created an eight-foot sphere that floats in a pool of water at the front of the hotel and a cobblestone plaza entrance. The art installation was introduced to symbolise the hotel’s relationship with music, dance and nature.
El San Juan Hotel was originally designed by Morris Lapidus and Max Borges, and is located on 15 acres of beachfront, just two miles from the Luis Munoz Marín International Airport. While staying in the chic district of Isla Verde, holidaymakers can dine in exquisite restaurants, enjoy drinks and live music in bars and clubs, shop in boutiques, visit historical sites, or relax on the crescent-shaped beach.
During their stay at the hotel, guests can relax on beach cabanas, the tropical gardens, or by the poolside in the Caribbean sunshine. In San Juan, tourists can discover the history of the city by wandering along the streets admiring the 16th-century Spanish colonial architecture such as El Morro, El Catedral de San Juan Bautista and La Fortaleza. In Old San Juan, narrow streets lead to old theatres and museums, while the green parks are a great place for picnics, games, or views of the harbour or mountains.
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