Discover Puerto Rico as revealed a new initiative to underscore the progress Puerto Rico’s tourism industry has made since Hurricane Maria.
International Hospitality Enterprises has appointed Andrea Moczo as spa director for the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. Located on prime beachfront in the chic Condado District of San Juan, the hotel reopened in 2014 following a $200 million renovation to unveil a spa sanctuary boasting Puerto Rico’s first and only Hammam.
Meliá Hotels & Resorts has announced that its Puerto Rico retreat will be rebranded as Meliá Coco Beach. Previously part of the Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts family, the resort will undergo renovations throughout 2017 to transition to a different brand within the Meliá Hotels International portfolio.
The ground-breaking ceremony for the first AC Hotel by Marriott in San Juan took place earlier at 1369 Ashford Avenue, a privileged location within the active and progressive Condado Area. Ashford 1369 Hospitality, an affiliate of Interlink, acquired the former Radisson Ambassador Plaza & Casino. A comprehensive renovation of the property will take place to convert it into the sophisticated and contemporary Marriott International brand.
Next year Puerto Rico will welcome the largest cruise ships in the world, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, both from the Royal Caribbean line. The news was announced earlier by Puerto Rico Tourism Company executive director, Ingrid Rivera Rocafort, and Port Authority executive director Colberg Ingrid Rodríguez.
To launch its Puerto Rican Salsa season, the eastern Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico will be inviting agents to join in the action with a party at Floridita in London’s west end. The event will launch a national advertising campaign by the tourism authority, which is looking to raise the profile of Puerto Rico to the UK market.
The latest Johnny Depp film, The Rum Diary, shot entirely in Puerto Rico over 49 days, generated nearly $20 million in economic activity on the island, 200 direct jobs and more than 6,000 hotel room nights. Johnny Depp also had high praise for the island and brought his wife, Vanessa Paradis, and children to Puerto Rico during filming, confirming its identity as a celebrity hotspot.