Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has officially celebrated the completion
of $35 million worth of renovations to the hotel with a ribbon cutting
ceremony.Miss Universe, Zuleyka Rivera, was a featured guest and witness
to the celebration. She partnered with the San Juan Marriott for a charity
dinner that followed the ribbon cutting ceremony.
“This is a project that has been in the works for the last 5 years, during
which time it transitioned from a vision to the reality. Our metamorphosis
began with the expansion and renovation of our Stellaris casino, followed by
a makeover to the ballroom and meeting rooms, leading to the final element
of this phase, which was the main tower,” commented General Manager Hans
Rohrbein, who presided over the evening’s ceremony.
The hotel shut down the main tower in June 2006 deciding that would be the
quickest and most efficient way to modernize the structure’s 402 rooms. The
renovation introduced Marriott International’s latest features in design,
luxury bedding and state of the art technology. Marriott’s new ReviveR
bedding featuring 300-thread count sheets, down comforters, sheeted duvet
covers, thicker mattresses with plush toppers and fluffier pillows were
introduced. Lighter, more dynamic colors and textures were used in the
rooms, providing a feeling of luxurious Caribbean elegance while catering to
the cosmopolitan dynamic of the resort’s guests. Completely renovated
bathrooms now incorporate new design features including rain shower style
heads and deep bathtubs with traditional comfort provided by color and
High tech additions to the rooms offer ergonomically designed desks and desk
chairs, wireless internet access in all rooms and public areas and 36” flat
screen LCD televisions with High definition capabilities. Guests also now
have the ability to connect their lap top to the television to work directly
on the larger screen and the capability to connect iPods and other
electronic devices to charge and play through the television sets.
Additionally, the resort’s meeting space, ballrooms and casino underwent
refurbishments in 2006 as well to help keep the resort up to date and in
line with consumer demands.
“We take great pride in being part of this community and understand that our
product is a reflection of what San Juan has to offer. These renovations
are part of our continued efforts to maintain a quality image that
demonstrates the quality of this city. This is only the beginning, because
as we stand here today to commemorate the completion of these renovations,
we are already planning to continue our efforts with a second phase slated
to begin this summer,” commented Rohrbein at the ribbon cutting ceremony
that took place under the porte cochere outside the main entrance of the
hotel Friday evening.
Renovations in 2007 will include updates to the remaining 123 rooms in the
cabana wing, a new look for the La Vista Restaurant, a new outdoor lounge
area and remodeling of the executive lounge.