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Caña, a New Culinary Hotspot in Puerto Rico

 Puerto Rico’s already-smoldering food scene is getting a major new addition. El San Juan Hotel is welcoming Puerto Rican native, Chef Juliana Gonzalez, back to Puerto Rico for the opening of the resort’s signature restaurant, Caña by Juliana Gonzalez. Created and …

AC Hotel Opens in San Juan’s Condado Neighborhood

 Marriott has opened its first-ever AC Hotel in the Caribbean: the AC Hotel by Marriott San Juan Condado. Set in the increasingly chic residential district of Condado, the design-heavy hotel has 233 brand new guestrooms, including 46 suites. Onsite amenities …

San Juan Marriott Sold to Buyer from China

 The San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has been sold to a buyer from China, brokerage JLL announced. The 527-key Condado resort’s sale was arranged by JLL on behalf of Rockwood Capital and Interlink Group. Terms of the deal …

LATEST NEWS

 A luxury San Juan, Puerto Rico penthouse has hit the market for $3.2 million, Caribbean Journal has learned. Margaret Pena Juvelier of Puerto Rico Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing on the property, which is located in the Candina Reef …

 San Juan, Puerto Rico will play host to the next edition of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference. The Caribbean’s largest marketing event, it will be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center from Jan. 30 …

 Southwest Airlines is continuing its rapid expansion push in the Caribbean in 2017. The carrier has announced that it will add a new nonstop route between Chicago Midway International Airport and San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. Southwest is …

 How to stay cool in San Juan By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor From his tiny Old San Juan house, Juan Eddie Rosado has been keeping Sanjuaneros cool for 46 years. During that time he’s sold his refreshing cups of fruit-flavored …

 There’s a new wave of nonstop flights to the island of Puerto Rico. US-based Allegiant Air has launched nonstop service to Puerto Rico from three airports: Orlando, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. The flights began operating on Dec. 14. “Allegiant’s arrival in …

 Thousands of Caribbean Journal readers have spoken, and now there’s a winner. San Juan, Puerto Rico has taken home the crown as the Caribbean Journal Readers’ Choice Award winner for Caribbean City of the Year in 2016. San Juan beat …

La Casita de Rones

 It’s one of the world’s rum capitals, and now Puerto Rico has finally given rum a home in its top tourist destination: Old San Juan. La Casita de Rones officially opened this week as the flagship store of Rums of …

Ada Perez

 The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan has named a new general manager for its casino. The luxury Puerto Rico hotel has named Ada Perez to the role, following more than three decades of experience in the casino operations and hospitality fields. “We …

Ruta de la Salsa

 Salsa and Puerto Rico — they’re practically inextricably tied. And now, thanks to a surge in tourist interest, the island has officially launched a new “Ruta de la Salsa,” or Salsa Route, on the island. The route aims to provide …

La Pizza La Pasta San Juan

 A top chef’s newest eatery in San Juan By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Say “Hola” to La Pizza La Pasta, a new restaurant helmed by Puerto Rico celebrity chef Roberto Treviño. In San Juan’s Condado neighborhood, the restaurant in the …

San Juan

 San Juan Marriott General Manager Jose Gonzalez talks to CJ Contributor Simons Chase answers the question “Why should a traveler come to San Juan?” and explains some of the best ways to experience the city, from enjoying the town like …

 Nowhere is Puerto Rico’s unique cultural complexity (a blend of African, Spanish and other European influences reflected in its history, food, arts and culture) more apparent than in its cosmopolitan capital of San Juan. And since there’s no passport required …

 Dark lighting. High-backed leather chairs. A top-shelf spirits selection. A breadth of cigars. There’s even a library. These are the ingredients to a great cigar lounge, and the Avo Lounge at San Juan’s Condado Vanderbilt hotel. This is the classic …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the world’s leading cruise conferences is coming to Puerto Rico. The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Cruise Conference and Trade Show will take place in Puerto Rico on Sept. 26-30, with more than 1,000 participants …

 Old San Juan. It’s a charming, historic place that’s unlike the rest of the region. Its cobblestone streets are portals to another time, filled with cultural and artistic wonders. When it comes to staying in the historic corner of Puerto …