SAN JUAN -- An abandoned hotel in the Isla Verde area of this city
that has been closed for more than two years may get a new lease on
life, thanks to hotelier Rick Newman, president of San Juan-based
Newman is negotiating to buy the former Carib Inn, located on
Tartak Street near the Embassy Suites Hotel & Casino and a
short walk from the beach.
Plans call for the 225-room, 35-year-old property to be gutted,
refurbished and converted into a full-service hotel.
Facilities will include tennis courts, a pool, a restaurant,
meetings space and ballrooms.
Flagship Services currently is renovating the airport hotel at
San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin Airport.
The firm also operates Costa Benita Resort on Culebra and Rincon
Beach Resort on Puerto Rico's west coast.
Newman is the former president of the Puerto Rico Hotel &
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