Reed Travel Features
SAN JUAN -- Another property has joined the beachfront scene in
San Juan with the opening of the 10-story, $10 million Colony San
Juan Beach Hotel this month.
Facilities include 71 rooms and 11 suites, a gourmet restaurant
and terrace bar and grill, banquet and conference rooms, a business
center, a rooftop pool with a swim-up bar and Jacuzzi, a fitness
center, two restaurants, a Kids Corner, a piano bar and valet
Colony Hotels manages 23 additional properties worldwide,
including two other Caribbean properties: Point Pleasant on St.
Thomas and Timothy Beach Resort on St. Kitts.
The Colony San Juan is set in the Isla Verde section of the
city, a one-mile, $10 taxi ride from Luis Munoz Marin International
Airport. Nearby properties include the Sands Hotel & Casino
Beach Resort, El San Juan Hotel & Casino, the new Embassy
Suites Hotel & Casino and the soon-to-open Hampton Inn.
According to Arnaldo Altoran, director of sales and marketing,
the medium-priced property is targeted at a mix of markets.
"We expect that the hotel will appeal to corporate travelers and
locals during the summer season and to a mix of leisure and
business travelers in the high season," he said.
Small corporate groups can be accommodated in a boardroom that
seats 15 and a meeting room for 70 people in theater-style
The property fronts a mile-long stretch of beach ringed in part
by coral reefs and offers a variety of water sports.
An opening rate, valid through April 14, is set at $169 per
room, per night, double. Special Super Saver summer rates will
begin at $125 per room, per night, double.
Rack rates from April 15 to Dec. 15 start at $135 per person,
double, in a room with a partial ocean view. Two children up to 12
years of age are accommodated free when sharing room with
Ronald K. Maidens is the general manager of the Colony San
For information and reservations, contact the hotel at (888)
COLONY 9 or Colony Hotels at (800) 777-1700.