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At the Aire de O:live in Puerto Rico, Redefining the Beach Hotel

By: Guy Britton - October 22, 2022

Chill. It’s what you feel you get when you stay here.   

All hotels have rooms.  At an O:live Collection hotel, it’s about something more: feelings and experiences. Not just the room. It doesn’t hurt, though, when the rooms themselves are impossibly beautiful. 

That brings us to the new Aire de O:live in Puerto Rico, a property that delivers new experiences and redefines the modern beachfront hotel.  

Owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Loisse Herger and Fernando Davilla, creators of the successful O:live Boutique Hotel and the O:Live 55 in the Condado neighborhood of San Juan, Aire de O:live breaks new ground.  

If you’ve been lucky enough to experience one of the O:live hotels, you’ve seen how Loisse and Fernando are masters of transforming, renovating and restoring boutique hotels. 

We stayed in the newly renovated rooms earlier this month, and the transformation of San Juan Water and Beach Club into the Aire de O:live was still n process. (While they are working on the other floors you can still come and enjoy the new rooms and all the hotel’s amenities.) 

Each room here is different and special, designed and decorated to create a relaxing, earthy environment. There is low energy lighting and natural materials are used throughout the rooms and common areas. 

Yes, this is a pool inside of a guest room.

It’s set on the sand in Isla Verde, and the laid-back beach vibe is apparent the minute you arrive. The hotel is in a residential area and people walk and hang out in a park-like atmosphere along the beach and adjacent streets. Even in the heart of the city, this feels far more like a beach town. People are friendly, the town feels welcoming, confident, and upcoming. 

To the East, you are five minutes from the airport and to the West you are 5-10 minutes from the Condado and Old San Juan: close to everything, and so close to the beach you can hear the ocean from your room. 

We stayed in the 600-square-ffoot Aqua de O:live master suite, which has a heated plunge pool dramatically overlooking the ocean. It’s a two-room suite with a king sized bed and open design so you can even see the ocean from the shower. It’s one of the most beautiful rooms in all of Puerto Rico, in a hotel that sets a new standard for cool on the island. 

Ascend to the rooftop and you find a fantastic restaurant and tres-cool bar called KUMO which aptly means cloud in Japanese.  KUMO serves food all day long, and the specialty of the house is Japanese robatayaki. 

It’s joined on the roof by a breathtaking pool overlooking the ocean and the beach. 

A beautiful beach, a great pool deck, an awesome bar and restaurant and, well, an instant, lasting, unforgettable chill. 

For more, visit Aire de O:live

See more in the latest CJ Video at the top. 

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