La Concha Resort has opened a new, $100 million, all-suite guest tower along the shore of San Juan’s Condado Beach. The 235-room tower is ideal for groups, and part of the 483-room hotel. Each suite features a full balcony, sleeper sofa, kitchenette, and high-tech amenities. Added recently as well are “spa suites,” each of which includes an outdoor terrace hot tub. The new tower comes with a dedicated concierge, adults-only pool and lounge, and private parking facility. The resort’s ballroom accommodates 300 guests for a banquet.
The 184-room Doubletree San Juan has completed a comprehensive renovation. The hotel is located in the popular Condado area of Puerto Rico's capital city, within walking distance of sandy Puerto Rico beaches and the best casinos, and also convenient to the airport and Old San Juan. The hotel offers 2,200 square feet of meeting space and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout.
Isla Verde Beach Resort, situated on the biggest beach in the metro area, offers upscale service and local flair. A $5 million room renovation will begin in May 2011. Just five minutes from San Juan Airport, the 260-room hotel has free Wi-Fi, high-tech fitness center, adult pool with swim-up bar, a casino—and complimentary salsa classes. The hotel team hosts Chef’s Table dinners with Chef Nelson Rosado, creating a highly personalized experience. Chef Nelson is a local celebrity, known for his authentic Puerto Rican cuisine with a twist. Meeting space holds up to 220 guests.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has marked the opening of its 21st St. Regis property—The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico. The 139-room resort offers more than 26,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 3,000-square-foot Astor Ballroom. St. Regis is the luxury brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, named for the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City, which opened more than 100 years ago. The Bahia Beach property is the next step in the brand’s global expansion, which will include resorts in Argentina, Mexico, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Tibet, Abu Dhabi, and more.