El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, Puerto Rico’s premier luxury lifestyle property, will officially re-open its doors on October 1, 2018, following its closure in September 2017 due to the impact of Hurricane Maria. Re-introducing the elegance, sophistication, and vibrant nightlife for which the hotel is known, the extraordinary 388-room property is undergoing a restoration reflected in its guestrooms, oceanfront villas, public spaces, pools, and lush outdoor landscaping, blending modern tropical splendor with Old-World elegance.
With a long history as one of the Caribbean’s most desired retreats, the restoration, in line with last year’s $65 million renovation, will revitalize the property’s arrestingly detailed interiors and award-winning grandeur. Hosting groups of first responders and aid workers following the devastating storm, El San Juan Hotel is currently playing a leading role in the island’s recovery. Managed and operated by Two Roads Hospitality, the property is part of Curio Collection by Hilton, an exclusive portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character.
“Rooted in timeless elegance, El San Juan Hotel will once again stand as the premier luxury destination in Puerto Rico,” says Craig Waterman, vice president of openings & transitions, Two Roads Hospitality. “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. We cannot wait to welcome back a new generation of guests along with those who have made the hotel a tradition over the last 50-years.”
With an appreciation for the art and craftsmanship found throughout the property, Two Roads Hospitality and hotel’s ownership are committed to maintaining El San Juan’s original look and feel. The highly anticipated reopening will feature various restored areas of the property, including the renowned ornamental hand-carved mahogany that covers the lobby ceilings, property columns and vaulted arch over the registration area. Returning the resort to its former grandeur, all guestrooms will be restored to El San Juan Hotel’s classic aesthetic, bringing a unique blend of historic and modern design.