Following a $150 million restoration, Park Hotels & Resorts’ 652-room Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico reopened. The hotel had been out of commission for 20 months after sustaining significant damage from Hurricane Maria in September 2017.
The resort, which was the first Hilton property to open outside the continental United States in 1949, underwent extensive renovations that touched nearly all aspects of the property, including the guestrooms and public spaces as well as upgrades to all building systems and building envelopes to better protect the exterior against future storms.
The building that houses the fitness center and spa was completely rebuilt, and now features floor-to-ceiling windows and new equipment. The property’s landscaping has been restored to pay homage to the resort’s 1940s heritage. The 11 food and beverage outlets were renovated, including a swim-up bar. The open-air lobby was redesigned to highlight ocean views, and the space got a new color palette that nods to the island. Finally, the property’s 65,000 sq. ft. of meeting space was refreshed.
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