puerto rico sonesta resort

Sonesta Opens First Resort in Puerto Rico

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - January 10, 2021

The Sonesta brand has made its way to Puerto Rico. 

Sonesta has officially opened the Royal Sonesta San Juan Resort in Puerto Rico, following a rebranding of the former InterContinental San Juan. 

The 398-room resort is set in the beach neighborhood of Isla Verde in San Juan. 

puerto rico sonesta resort

It’s home to 24,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, seven restaurants and bars, a spa, a lagoon pool with a swim-up bar, among other amenities. 

The property has relaunched under the “Stay Safe With Sonesta” program of health and safety protocols, which include everything from enhanced cleaning and sanitizing to the requirement of masks in all indoor public areas, among others. 

puerto rico sonesta resort

The rebranding is the result of a transaction with Service Properties Trust, which transferred 103 former InterContinental-branded hotels to the Sonesta brand last summer, as first reported by Caribbean Journal Invest.

puerto rico sonesta resort
A room at the Royal Sonesta.

It’s the first Royal Sonesta resort in the wider Caribbean, now part of a regional portfolio that also includes two all-inclusive hotels in St Maarten: the Sonesta Ocean Point and Sonesta Maho Beach Resort. 

You can find more on Puerto Rico’s entry protocols here

For more visit Royal Sonesta San Juan

— CJ

Popular Posts

The 10 Best Overwater Bungalows in the Caribbean, From Aruba to Belize

Overwater villas at Caribbean resorts aren’t just a novelty — they’re also among the most luxurious and beautiful accommodations you can stay in. And while all of the bungalows perched above the waves have their charms, some stand out among […]

The 10 Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean, From Antigua to Jamaica

all-inclusive hammock cove

All-inclusive resorts are more popular than ever, particularly in the Caribbean. The all-inclusive concept just keeps winning over travelers, who have been drawn to the ease, comfort and convenience of the concept. But the biggest thing within the space isn’t […]

The Bahamas’ Atlantis Paradise Island Just Completed a $150M Renovation

walking on the beach in nassau

A new eatery by Michelin-star Chef Michael White. A new-look casino. State-of-the-art guest rooms and the Caribbean’s first Shake Shack.  The Bahamas’ Atlantis Paradise Island resort has officially completed a $150 million resort-wide renovation, a significant project that included a […]

Related Posts cancun photo caribbean

Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Beach in Cancun, Mexico

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Michael Lockwood, who sent in this lovely shot of the beach in Cancun, Mexico. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the […]

Kimpton's New Dominican Republic Hotel Just Opened Its Doors

The art galleries. The cafes. The 500-year-old streets. The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo remains one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean, a colorful, vibrant, fascinating historic quarter that’s a reason in itself to visit the Dominican Republic’s capital.  […]

More New Nonstop Flights Between Colombia, Bonaire

blue water next to chairs and a balcony

In a boost for Bonaire’s efforts to tap into the increasingly important South American market, a new nonstop flight is launching between Colombia and Bonaire.  Later this month, Z Air will kick off a new nonstop route between Barranquilla and […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You