The El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico has joined Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, rebranding as the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel. The historic property is set on Isla Verde Beach, close to Old San Juan, the downtown San Juan area and Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport.
The hotel has 338 guestrooms, suites and poolside and oceanfront villas; a full-service spa and fitness center; four pools with a swim-up bar and luxury cabanas; a pro-level tennis court; watersport rentals, including jet skis, banana boats and parasailing; and 11 food and beverage venues.
Designed by famous Miami Beach architect Morris Lapidus, the resort first opened on February 1, 1958. By the 1960’s it had become one of the island’s most-visited destinations, hosting performances from top entertainers including Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Milton Berle, Paul Anka, Liza Minelli, Marco Antonio Muñiz and Julio Iglesias.
The hotel reopened in December 2018 following a $65 million restoration led by Jeffrey Beers.
The Fairmont El San Juan Hotel marks the first property in Puerto Rico for the luxury brand, which also operates The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Mayakoba in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club in Bermuda, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai. The new property is also the first in Puerto Rico for Fairmont’s parent company, AccorHotels. The hotel is now part of the ALL – Accor Live Limitless loyalty program.