By the Caribbean Journal staff
Puerto Rico’s legendary El San Juan hotel is now targeting a December reopening.
The landmark 388-room hotel in Isla Verde will hold its grand reopening on Dec. 14.
The property, which has been shuttered since Hurricane Maria, had originally been slated to debut this month.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of this milestone moment in Puerto Rico’s recovery, and for the destination’s hospitality industry, as El San Juan Hotel marks a premier luxury destination within the Caribbean,” says Martin Smith, Managing Director of El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. “Both rich in history and contemporary in style, the hotel has served as the beating heart of Puerto Rico since it debuted in 1958. We are experience-ready with a rejuvenated look, incomparable amenities and authentic, island hospitality.”
The property has undergone an “extensive restoration,” that included the hotel’s rooms, the poolside and oceanfront villas, public spaces, pools and landscaping, among other changes.
El San Juan had undergone a $65 million renovation project before the storm.
“The reopening of El San Juan Hotel comes at a perfect time during Puerto Rico’s holiday season—which happens to be one of the longest in the world,” said Leah Chandler, Chief Marketing Officer of Discover Puerto Rico, in a statement. “Luxury offerings like El San Juan appeal strongly to leisure and business travelers who seek impeccable service, rich amenities and reimagined accommodations. Discover Puerto Rico is thrilled to welcome this property back to the market for travelers to book, experience and enjoy.”