As the island of Puerto Rico has been hit by one challenge after another, it has shown itself to be the epitome of resilience in the face of insurmountable adversity, providing a model for the wider meetings industry on overcoming challenges. Coming back stronger than before is the ever-iconic Caribe Hilton, the first Hilton Hotel outside the continental United States with the classic clean lines reflective of 20th-century modernism and a storied history of over 70 years.
Set on 17 acres of lush tropical gardens bordering the Atlantic Ocean and San Gerónimo Fort, this historic property is a positively paradise resort destination ideally located just seven miles from Luis Muñoz Marín Airport and a short distance from historic Old San Juan, the lively Condado district and the Puerto Rico Convention Center. But the reasons to extend your stay include oceanfront pools with swim-up bar, whirlpools, and children’s area; an exclusive beach, outdoor playground, and three lighted tennis courts; and a full-service spa and modern fitness center. The choice of 11 dining options ranges from Morton’s The Steakhouse and Starbucks to one-of-a-kind local flavors in Lola’s Puerto Rican Cuisine and Mojito’s Caribbean Fusion. Caribar offers live music on weekends and is where bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero invented the piña colada in 1954.
Ready to welcome meeting and incentive groups after a more than $150 million restoration, guests are greeted with tropical reflections of the local culture from the moment of arrival. Everything from the open-air lobby to the 652 guest rooms and 15,700-square-foot Gran Salón Los Rosales – one of the largest exhibit halls on the island – has been modernized and refreshed in a colorful pallet inspired by this island of enchantment. With over 65,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor oceanfront meeting and event space, Caribe Hilton can accommodate groups of up to 3,000 people and offers three ballrooms, 24 conference rooms, an auditorium, and stunning landscaped outdoor spaces coupled with a tenured staff focused on delivering authentic focused service.
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