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El San Juan Hotel to reopen in Puerto Rico in October

The El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico has announced it will officially reopen to guests in October after it was forced to close when it was damaged by Hurricane Maria last year. The luxury hotel is a Curio - A Collection by Hilton property located in Isla Verde. It has 388 guest rooms and is undergoing repairs and renovations to its accommodation and facilities.

El San Juan Hotel to reopen in Puerto Rico in October

The El San Juan Hotel, Curio - A Collection by Hilton will reopen to guests this October, following its closure when it was damaged by Hurricane Maria last year. The hotel is undergoing repairs and renovations to its accommodation and facilities.

The luxury hotel is located in the Isla Verde district of San Juan in Puerto Rico, and first opened in 1958, but was taken over by Hilton last year. The property is owned and managed by Two Roads Hospitality, who said they are committed to restoring the property to its original look and feel.

Craig Waterman, Vice President of Openings and Transitions, Two Roads Hospitality,  commented:

“Rooted in timeless elegance, El San Juan Hotel will once again stand as the premier luxury destination in Puerto Rico. Both rich in history and effortlessly stylish, the hotel has served as the beating heart of the island since it debuted in 1958 and we’re thrilled to reopen with a rejuvenated look, incomparable amenities and authentic, Puerto Rican hospitality.”

Scheduled to open on 1st October 2018, the El San Juan hotel will have renewed public areas and facilities This will include the restoration of the hand-carved mahogany that covers the ceilings of the lobby, and the vaulted arches over the registration area.Ornamental hand-carved mahogany that covers the lobby ceilings, property columns and vaulted arch over the registration area.

The upscale hotel has 388 elegant rooms and suites with views of the city and sparkling sea. Guests will have access to luxury facilities including four swimming pools, six bars and lounges, the El Juan Beach Club, an 11,000-square-foot grand ballroom for celebrations, exhibitions and conferences, and a state-of-the-art spa and fitness centre. The hotel’s five restaurants are led by Executive Chef Gonzalo Rivera and feature diverse international cuisine with produce supplied by local fishermen, farmers and small companies.

El San Juan Hotel sits on two miles of white sand crescent-shaped beach in the bustling Isla Verde district. The area is home to live music in bars and clubs, stylish boutiques, gourmet restaurants and historical sites. In the Old San Juan district, tourists can wander along narrow streets that lead to museums and old theatres, and verdant parks that overlook the soaring mountains or the bustling harbour. The city boasts 16th-century Spanish colonial architecture includes El Morro, El Catedral de San Juan Bautista and La Fortaleza.

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