Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts expands portfolio in the Caribbean

7th Dec 2004

InterContinental Hotels Group announced today that a newly renovated 222-room hotel in San Juan has opened as the Holiday Inn-San Juan after completing a US$14.5 million renovation.The hotel boasts contemporary d├ęcor throughout the lobby and guestrooms and renovations include newly designed bathrooms in all guestrooms, high-impact glass windows and new air conditioning throughout. A free-formed pool and tropical deck area were also part of the hotel’s renovations.

“We are pleased to welcome San Juan’s first Holiday Inn to our family of hotels,” said Mark Snyder, senior vice president, Brand Management, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts. “Development in resort destinations is key in expanding our Holiday Inn consumer base and establishing a strong presence in one of America’s most well-known tourist spots.”

Conveniently located just off Route 26, on the island’s famous Isla Verde Beach area, the newly renovated hotel sits on five acres of greenery, just one block from the beach and is within walking distance to a variety of restaurants and shops. The property is just minutes from the Old City of San Juan, El Yunque Rain Forest, Plaza Las Americas, the Puerto Rico Convention Center and the Puerto Rico Coliseum. The San Juan International Airport and the cruise ship port of San Juan are also a short drive from the hotel.

The hotel has three themed dining facilities: Vin Santo, a contemporary tapas and wine bar; J.H. Yee’s, a modern Asian-fusion eatery and Fantasia, serving Californian-Caribbean cuisine and the Holiday Inn Best-4-Breakfast® menu.

The restaurants also offer the Kids Eat Free program, where up to four children per family eat free for up to three meals per day at all Holiday Inn hotels in the United States and Canada. To participate, kids must be age 12 or younger, order from the kids’ menu in the hotel restaurant and be accompanied by a dining adult. The hotel also features David’s Cookies.


Complimentary high speed Internet access is available in every guestroom as well as WiFi in the public areas.

“Forty years ago, the San Juan Racquet Club sat on this property, and later became the Carib Inn until 1998,” said Rick Newman, president, Flagship Resort Properties. “Vacant for six years, we purchased the property, invested more than $14.5 million to convert this property to a Holiday Inn and we are thrilled with the end result.”


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