Iconic Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico to reopen in May

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The Caribe Hilton will reopen after being closed to guest bookings following the 2017 hurricanes.
The Caribe Hilton will reopen after being closed to guest bookings following the 2017 hurricanes.

Reservations are now being taken for the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, which is set to reopen May 15 following a $100 million restoration and renovation program.

The 652-room property, which will celebrate its 70th anniversary this year, has been closed to guests since the 2017 hurricanes, although part of it remained open to house emergency workers until it fully closed in February 2018.

The top-to-bottom makeover included all guest rooms and suites, eight food and beverage outlets, the fitness center, spa and tennis center.

The hotel was the first operated by Hilton outside of the continental U.S. and has been named the birthplace of the pina colada/

"The opening of the Caribe Hilton in 1949 was a genesis of tourism that introduced travelers to the island of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean," said Danny Hughes, Hilton's executive vice president and president for the Americas.

"The revitalization of this emblematic property is a continuation of that genesis, inspiring anticipation and pride among the Hilton family, locals, guests and all who have an enduring affinity for this cherished San Juan hotel," he added.

Opening rates start at $179 per room, per night, double.

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