InterContinental San Juan Reopens After Extensive Multi-Million Dollar Resort Transformation

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Comprehensive resort-wide renovations include new guest rooms and bathrooms, updated dining venues, conference spaces and spa

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Today marks the reopening of the all-new InterContinental San Juan, following a multimillion-dollar reimagination that ushers in a new decade for the beachfront hotel. Situated minutes from the nightlife of Old San Juan overlooking the palm-fringed Isla Verde beach, the seaside oasis has been completely renovated to reflect the tropical spirit of the destination while appealing to today’s modern traveler. Outfitted with the latest in design, technology and comfort, each new touch reflects the rich culture of Puerto Rico and reinstates InterContinental San Juan’s status as a top destination for both business and leisure travelers. The resort offers 398 guest rooms and suites, over 24,000 square feet of meeting and event space, an outdoor lagoon pool with a swim-up bar, seven restaurants and bars serving up a variety of exquisite cuisines, and a full-service spa.

“We are thrilled to unveil the reimagined InterContinental San Juan, which has been a labor of love as we sought to update the resort while staying true to the local culture and personality of the city,” said Michael Herrmann, general manager of InterContinental San Juan. “The revitalized resort offers contemporary amenities for today’s traveler while welcoming back guests with familiar faces, serving up our brand of Puerto Rican hospitality.”

Designed by Boston-based Parker-Torres Design, all guestrooms, suites, and Club rooms have been updated with a crisp blue and white palette combined with soft wood tones that echo the island’s pristine beaches and bright waters. The redesigned accommodations reflect the vibrant yet relaxed energy of the destination. San Juan-based 3MG-PR spearheaded the design of the lobby, restaurants and landscaping, ensuring guests are welcomed by the local culture and beauty of the island as soon as they walk through the doors. Intentional touches that highlight the spirit of the region can be found throughout the hotel, including new art pieces, furnishings, and pops of color that rival Old San Juan’s vibrantly painted homes.

Beautifully decorated suites, including an entirely new master suite and two executive suites, provide VIPs, honeymooners, and groups with spacious accommodations during their stay. Besides social travelers, InterContinental San Juan remains a hub for business travelers, with over 24,000 square-feet of meeting space that can be configurated for a variety of meeting needs. An updated conference floor, pattered with rich textures, houses meeting rooms featuring floor to ceiling windows with scenic views. The largest spaces are the 6,036-square-foot Preciosa Ballroom, the 5,065-square-foot Grand Ballroom, the 2,850-square-foot Caribbean Ballroom, and the 2,344-square-foot Atlantic Ballroom.

InterContinental San Juan is home to seven restaurants and bars including Ocean Breeze, known for having the only toes in the sand oceanfront bar in Isla Verde serving up inventive cocktails and fresh salads, sandwiches and homemade pizzas, and SAK-I, offering an artful blend of Asian flavors with a tropical twist. Additional dining options include Ruth’s Chris Steak House; Alelí, the hotel’s main breakfast restaurant; La Bodeguita, a café and wine bar offering gourmet breakfast, lunch and evening delights; Akua Bar, a casual swim-up bar serving light lunch and popular tropical cocktails; and Karaya, the resort’s indoor/outdoor main bar.

In addition to a full-service fitness center, guests can also relax at the newly remodeled Akua Spa (opening February 2020), which features a sauna, steam bath and five private treatment rooms where guests can enjoy signature ocean-inspired massage, face, and body treatments for the ultimate vacation experience.

Interest in Puerto Rico is stronger than ever as major airlines continue adding nonstop flights to the sun-kissed paradise from more and more U.S. cities, giving visitors access to the Caribbean without having to bring along a passport. Room rates on average at InterContinental San Juan start at $329.00/night. For more information about InterContinental San Juan or to book your stay, please visit

About InterContinental San Juan:
Set in picturesque Carolina, Puerto Rico, the InterContinental San Juan is a cherished landmark and lead attraction for both business and social travelers. The 398-room and 16-story property combines the beachfront sophistication and modernity of the setting while providing guests a variety of high-class amenities. The resort features a full-service ocean-themed spa, four restaurants with a variety of cuisines, a lagoon-style pool with a swim-up bar and over 24,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. The property re-opened in January 2020 after a multimillion-dollar re-imagination that reflects the dynamic culture, local flavors and amazing adventures the island of Puerto Rico is known for. All new rooms, restaurants and amenities are ready to welcome guests back to rediscover a corner of paradise on Isla Verde beach.

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