Just minutes from historic Old San Juan, the beachfront Caribe Hilton has reopened following a $150 million restoration—just in time for its 70th birthday.
Since its mid-century opening at the height of the jet-set glamour era, Caribe Hilton lured the likes of celebrities, politicians and royalty. This, combined with its position on an exclusive peninsula in Puerto Rico surrounded by 17 acres of lush tropical gardens, 65,000 sf of indoor-outdoor meeting space and the accolade “birthplace of the iconic pina colada,” have made it a popular choice for incentives over the years. The resort’s top-to-bottom makeover pays homage to this history and allure, with the added touch of modern accommodations and amenities and Old San Juan’s bustling, vibrant character.
“Caribe Hilton was our first hotel to open outside the continental US and the birthplace of the pina colada,” explains Danny Hughes, executive VP and president of the Americas for Hilton. “For that reason, it has always been an incredibly important hotel for Hilton. It is with great pride that we say ‘welcome back’ or bienvenidos to this emblematic property. We are extremely proud of our new product and the resilient team members who worked to re-develop a resort worthy of its history.”
Along with redesigned guest rooms, groups will have access to a secluded beach, oceanfront pools, beachside hammocks, a full-service spa, a peaceful bird sanctuary and tennis center, in collaboration with Puerto Rican Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig. Reimagined dining features everything from local to international cuisine.