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Paradors recover from Hurricane Maria’s impact in Puerto Rico

By on February 23, 2018

SAN JUAN — The Puerto Rico Parador Owners Association announced Thursday that all member lodgings have resumed operations five months after the passage of Hurricane Maria and in preparation for the summer season.

The co-owner and operator of Parador Boquemar in Cabo Rojo, Ángel Rodríguez, stressed that the association’s inns have been operating at maximum capacity since December, with tourists and recovery personnel in the temporary housing program.

“Part of the success during the past months is due to the teamwork of the members of the Association after the emergency and the focus by the paradors to continuously improve the quality of their tourism offering,” association’s vice president Tomás Ramírez said.

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The capacity of the four paradors that make up the association reached its peak during the weekend before Valentine’s Day, when a 100 percent occupancy was reported, said the co-owner and general manager of Combate Beach Resort, Xavier Ramírez.

It is also anticipated that Easter week’s occupation will also reach capacity because there are few available rooms left. Although several parador areas still run on generator, such as restaurants, the service is offered without interruption, said the president of the association and owner of Parador Villas Sotomayor in Adjuntas, Jesús Ramos.

“We have restored our properties and we are providing the high-quality service demanded by our clients,” Ramos affirmed.

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