Palacio Provincial, a
member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, has opened in Puerto Rico's historic neighborhood of Old San Juan.
The boutique hotel is set in a storied colonial-era building that the National Register of Historic Places has described as "one of the architectural jewels of the historic district." The neoclassical structure in front of the Plaza de Armas originally housed the Provincial Council of Spain in Puerto Rico and later served as a citadel, a charity asylum and the Institute of Second Education, respectively.
The property offers 43 guest rooms that feature local artwork,
Juliet balconies and unobstructed views of Old San Juan, as well as custom
scents created by Aroma360. The hotel also houses an elegant library space stocked
with a specially curated book collection. Other amenities include a unique
open-air eatery called Consular Restaurant and Bar, as well as several private courtyards that
can host small events. A gym and beach club round out the offerings.
"A new life has been
breathed into this stunning, restored property, and will bring first-class
hospitality for travelers to the wonderful Puerto Rico and Old San Juan
destinations," said general manager Alfredo Arroyo. "Our vision brings guests
an elevation of the vibrant culture found in our iconic neighborhood, offering
a distinctive local and luxury experience."