Marriott’s Aloft San Juan Opens in Puerto Rico
Aloft Hotels, Marriott International’s brand for properties with an emphasis on a lively environment, on Wednesday inaugurated Aloft San Juan, the first Aloft hotel in the Caribbean.
According to a news report posted on Caribbean Business, Aloft San Juan is part of the expansion of PRISA Group with Caribe Hospitality and managed by Marriott International. With 177 rooms, the property, located in the island capital’s Convention Center District, features a loft-inspired design and is near the Isla Grande Airport, Miramar, Condado and Old San Juan.
The new Aloft hotel features the brand’s W XYZ Bar, located next to the lobby offering cocktails and “light bites.” During the day, the bar serves as a space for “working and networking,” and at night becomes a live music venue hosting the brand’s Live At Aloft Hotel program for emerging artists to perform.
Guests can exercise at the 24/7 Re:charge fitness center or relax in the pool located on the third level of the hotel.
The property’s flexible event spaces were designed for large trade shows and company conferences, as were the open spaces and terraces overlooking the fountains of the Convention Center as an ideal environment for social events.
The hotel is one of the anchor properties of El Distrito and the first to open in the 50,000 square-foot entertainment district’s central plaza. The plaza will feature a “digital scenery system” composed of more than 14,000 square-feet of LED screens, including one of the largest horizontal screens in the United States, where content such as art, nightly fireworks, social media feeds and sports events are displayed.
Incorporating high-wire rigging, hologram effects and other cutting-edge features, the outdoor, roofed Plaza will be flanked by two outdoor bars and anchored by a center stage for public performances with daily programming.
Founded in 2008, there are now more than 160 Aloft hotels in over 25 countries and territories. They are part of Marriott International’s portfolio of more than 7,300 properties under 30 brands in 134 countries and territories.