Palacio Provincial Opens in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The 43-room boutique hotel is housed in an historic colonial building in the island capital.

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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."