El San Juan reopens as a Hilton property
Puerto Rico’s iconic El San Juan Hotel, has reopened as a Curio – A Collection by Hilton property. As Hilton’s rapidly expanding global collection of distinctive upper upscale hotels, Curio caters to passionate travellers seeking local discovery and authentic experiences. Asset managed by Leon, Mayer & Co., who is also a co-owner of the hotel, and co-managed by Imprint Hospitality and Aimbridge Hospitality, the 388-guestroom hotel marks the first property in Puerto Rico for Curio – A Collection by Hilton.
“With the reopening of El San Juan Hotel, we are proud to continue our growth throughout the Caribbean by welcoming it as the first Curio Collection property in this spectacular destination,” says Mark Nogal, global head, Curio – A Collection by Hilton. “As a hotel that honours its proud past while offering the modern features that today’s curious traveller has come to expect, the fully remodelled and upgraded property will provide guests visiting San Juan truly authentic and remarkable experiences.”
Originally opened in 1958 to much fanfare and a favourite for celebrities that included Tony Bennet and Sammy Davis Jr., the oceanfront El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton property is located in the Isla Verde district of San Juan, situated on two miles of pristine beach. With some of the finest beaches in the world, Puerto Rico has become a favourite destination of travellers searching for a warm weather destination with world class historical, cultural and recreational amenities.
“In the 1960’s, Puerto Rico became one of the most visited destinations in the United States, with El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, being at the centre of its vibrant music and entertainment scene. After a $60 million-dollar restoration, we are thrilled to reopen a property that pays tribute to the history of Puerto Rico and carries on the hotel's legendary entertainment and music programming.” says Stefan Huber, managing director and general manager, El San Juan Hotel. “By joining Curio – A Collection by Hilton, we are grateful to be a part of this unique collection of remarkable hotels, and to deliver authentic service and exceptional accommodations, dining and entertainment to our guests and the community.”
Designed by Jeffery Beers International, one of the top hotel and restaurant designers in the world, the modern look and lavish feel of the property can be felt throughout. Providing diverse and distinct dining experiences, El San Juan hotel features five award-winning restaurants. In addition to its restaurants, El San Juan Hotel boasts an 11,000-sq ft grand ballroom – the second largest in San Juan – four pools, six bars and the vibrant El San Juan Beach Club.