By Alexander Britell
The Caribbean’s hippest hotel is expanding.
Puerto Rico’s celebrated O:live Boutique Hotel, set in the heart of San Juan’s chic Condado district, is opening a brand new property next door.
It’s called O:LV Fifty Five, and O:live’s sister hotel is slated to open this summer.
Loisse Herger and Fernando Davila’s ultra-sleek, design-focused hotel will be a city-style alternative to the Mediterranean-inspired, 15-room O:live.
It will be set just steps from its sister hotel with a common address: 55 Calle Aguadillla, set right on the edge of the Condado Lagoon.
The stunning project will have a bit of everything: a rooftop pool — a higher level rooftop deck — a restaurant and cafe and a total of 26 rooms, all with terraces and sweeping views of the lagoon.
It’s a big boost for Puerto Rico’s rebounding tourism sector, but it’s also a sign that Puerto Rico has a full-fledged destination-within-a-destination on its hands: the increasingly hip Condado, an urban, luxury destination that’s unique in the Caribbean.
For more information, visit O:LV 55.