Hilton reflags San Juan Conrad property

Hilton reflags San Juan Conrad property

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has renamed the 571-room Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza in San Juan, Puerto Rico the Condado Plaza Hilton.

Following the decision the property joins more than 550 Hilton hotels and resorts in 79 countries across six continents.

The Condado Plaza Hilton also now represents the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand’s fourth hotel on the island.

Designed by renowned architect Morris Lapidus, the Condado Plaza - the hotel’s original name - was inaugurated in 1963.

Since then, the San Juan hotel has shared a wealth of names, including its own historic connection to Hilton, having once operated as the San Geronimo Hilton.

In 2008, the property was revamped and redesigned by noted designer Leo Daly, and in 2009, branded as part of Hilton’s Conrad Hotels & Resorts portfolio.

The new name, which places the hotel’s original name at the forefront - The Condado Plaza Hilton - represents the significant value placed on the hotel’s heritage on the island, as well as Hilton’s history in Puerto Rico.

“Puerto Rico holds special significance to Hilton Hotels & Resorts, as Hilton International was launched with the opening of the Caribe Hilton, San Juan in 1949, and then enjoyed having the San Geronimo Hilton in its portfolio for several years.

“We are proud to reconnect this hotel with its roots, both as The Condado Plaza and as a member of Hilton Hotels & Resorts,” said Danny Hughes, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide.