OLD SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO PROPERTY EST. 1651 Located in the historic walled city of Old San Juan, Hotel El Convento is a former Carmelite convent that dates back to 1651. Vacated by the nuns in 1903 and left for ruin, the convent was nearly destroyed in the 1950s. It was saved by Puerto Rican tourism, cultural officials, and millionaire Robert Woolworth, who purchased it in 1962 and converted it into a European-style luxury hotel. A multi-million-dollar effort restored the intricate beauty and Spanish features of the original convent, including Andalusian tile floors, mahogany beams, and antique hacienda-style furnishings. In 2004, Old San Juan was named one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The hotel’s architects, Urban Peacock and Armin Frank, were largely known for their work on Art Deco theaters. CONVERTED HOTEL CLASSIC SERVICE TRADITIONAL DÉCOR SPANISH COLONIAL REVIVAL AMENITIES 58 distinctive guestrooms and suites. Each with cordless telephone, complimentary wireless Internet access, bathrobes, LCD TV, Bose® radio/CD player, safe, and minirefrigerator. Fitness center with massage services and sundeck with plunge pool/ whirlpool; valet parking, concierge, and complimentary newspapers. Daily manager’s reception, including complimentary wine and cheese for guests on La Veranda Terrace. DINING Two diverse restaurants serve cuisine ranging from Spanish tapas to traditional Puerto Rican fair for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. LOCATION Outside the lobby, guests can wander the streets of colorful Old San Juan to experience the finest museums and attractions, including stunning cathedrals and world-renowned historic forts. When the sun goes down, the vibrant Puerto Rico nightlife scene awaits, just steps from the hotel. Luis Muñoz Marín Int’l Airport: 6 miles, 15 minutes. 100 Cristo Street Old San Juan, PR 00901 T 787.723.9020
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