Remodeled El San Juan Hotel to Open Feb. 5
SAN JUAN — The El San Juan Hotel, in Carolina’s Isla Verde district, will reopen its doors February 5 under the “Curio–A Collection by Hilton” flag after undergoing its most extensive remodeling ever, hotel execs announced Wednesday.
The hotel’s modernized image includes 22 new cabins, a two-story gym, spa facilities, renewed meeting rooms, new restaurants, boutiques, and artwork by Puerto Rican sculptor Luis Torruella inspired in music, dance and nature.
The 388-room hotel boasts an 11,000 square foot grand ballroom space, four pools, nine award-winning restaurants, 15 active bars, and 12 acres on Isla Verde Beach, all located within two miles of Puerto Rico’s main international airport.
“The hotel’s commitment is to create local experiences through art, culinary offer and innovative programs, which will surely attract the visitor who wants a distinctive and authentic stay,” said Mark Nogal, director of Curio – A Collection by HiltonTM.
The San Juan Hotel, scheduled to resume operations on February 5, 2017, will continue expanding and renovating facilities throughout the year while preserving old favorites like Brava club and Meat Market Rest.
Nogal guaranteed the hotel will offer a diurnal and nocturnal entertainment program with “magnificent” culinary options. Prominent among these new installations is Caña restaurant, which combines social and environmental gastronomy by working hand in hand with local farmers and fishermen and using artisanal produce.
Nogal said that “the new hotel will honor its elegance, opulence and positive energy that has always characterized it and placed it as an icon in Puerto Rico’s history and culture”, adding the hotel and its associates are “eager to open [its] doors to the world and create extraordinary experiences for our guests and local visitors.”
Hilton currently has a portfolio of nearly 20 hotels and resorts in the Caribbean and it is currently developing 10 hotels in the region. As part of this portfolio, The San Juan Hotel will participate in Hilton Honors, a loyalty program for guests from the hotel chain’s 13 brands. Hilton Honors associates receive free Wi-Fi, digital amenities and other benefits.