El San Juan Hotel joins Hilton's Curio collection

The hotel is remodeling guestrooms.
The hotel is remodeling guestrooms.

The El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico will join Hilton's Curio collection of independent hotels when the historic property reopens Feb. 5, following a renovation.

The 388-room property, closed since Aug. 15, will have remodeled guest rooms, a new pool, 22 luxury cabanas, a new fitness center and spa facilities, new restaurants, upgraded shops and a transformed lobby.

The hotel entrance has been redone and features a sculpture by local artist Luis Torruella that floats in a pool of water.

A new dining offering will be Cana, an all-day restaurant that will source its food from local farmers, fishermen and small businesses.

"The rejuvenated hotel will honor the original elegance opulence and energy of this Puerto Rican landmark with new modern elements," said Andro Nodarse-Leon of Leon Mayer & Co., co-owner and asset manager of the hotel.

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