With easy and affordable access by air, no passports required, and the benefits of a major city and key business hub, San Juan and the island of Puerto Rico offer planners all the ingredients to help create successful meetings, including three distinctive properties to choose from, each offering groups an inspirational and productive meeting experience.
When choosing a location to host a group function, Hilton Worldwide’s Puerto Rico properties – El Conquistador Resort and El San Juan Hotel & Casino, both part of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, as well as the Conrad Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino – help planners organize a truly fruitful and constructive affordable meeting experience with optimum value and award-winning service. And with each property offering new amenities and recently-renovated facilities, meetings are not only made simple, they are made great!
Offering newly renovated guestrooms and the $42 million addition of the Grand Atlantic Conference Center, the El Conquistador Resort is the largest non-convention center facility in Puerto Rico. The Grand Atlantic Conference Center provides two adjacent conference areas with two ballrooms, complemented by 16 additional breakout rooms, offering meeting planners over 100,000 square feet of meeting and event space, which translates into more square feet of flexible meeting space per available guestroom than any other resort in the Caribbean. In addition to indoor spaces, a number of scenic outdoor and poolside areas provide meeting planners additional venues for group functions, including terraces with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and El Yunque Rainforest; the new sea-side Coqui Water Park; as well as the resort’s private Palomino Island, which can be reserved for the most exclusive themed events. The resort also offers meeting planners and attendees a variety of on-site amenities and activities such as a Waldorf Astoria Spa; Arthur Hills golf course; casino; and numerous dining options, including Strip House steakhouse. Las Casitas Resort is an intimate resort that shares the grounds of El Conquistador and is an additional accommodation option or retreat for group executives seeking a higher level of attention and privacy.
The El San Juan Hotel & Casino located in the Isla Verde District, recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation to the lobby, guestrooms and meetings facilities. Featuring 35,000 square feet of versatile event space, El San Juan Hotel & Casino offers a magnificent ballroom and 14 meeting rooms – all designed by Robert Barry of Barry Design; a selection of executive boardrooms ideal for smaller receptions and business meetings; as well as unique outdoor spaces, such as the Banyan Tree, Panorama and Encanto Beach locations, which offer views of mountain slopes and the turquoise surf of the Atlantic. The alluring pool and beachside experience, called Encanto Beach Club, is the hotel’s newest and most unique setting for outdoor events and was built by acclaimed architect Stephane Dupoux. All event and meeting spaces offer high-speed Internet access, a full-service business center, multilingual staff, state-of-the-art audio-visual support and professional catering.
Located on the Condado Strip, just one mile from Puerto Rico’s brand new convention center and ten minutes from the Hato Rey Business District, the Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza, has also been redesigned with an intensive refurbishment of all rooms, meeting and public spaces, and an impressive new lobby. For group functions, the hotel offers more than 41,000 square feet of meeting and event space with a myriad of flexible indoor and outdoor venues that provide spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Condado Lagoon. Featuring 18 conference and meeting rooms with versatile floor plans and retro-modern design; the latest equipment in audiovisual technology; high speed Internet access; and a business center that provides both PC and Mac computers, the Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza also offers catering and event planning with customized menus; innovative local and contemporary cuisine; as well as the newly opened Pikayo Restaurant, by renowned Chef Wilo Benet, which houses additional meeting and event spaces.
About El Conquistador Resort
Located on the eastern tip of Puerto Rico near the fishing village of Las Croabas, and dramatically set along the length of a 300-foot bluff, the El Conquistador Resort spreads across 500 acres and overlooks the converging waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The resort destination offers 750 redesigned guestrooms and suites, boasts the recently opened Coquí Water Park; private Palomino Island, which offers an array of water sports and other recreational activities along white sand beaches; a renowned Waldorf Astoria Spa; an Arthur Hills 18-hole golf course; Tour Desk offering excursions to San Juan and the famous bioluminescent bay; a casino equipped with table games and a new collection of slot machines; as well as numerous dining options including an outpost of New York’s famed steak restaurant, Strip House.
About El San Juan Hotel & Casino
Dramatically set on one of Puerto Rico's most picturesque beaches, the El San Juan Hotel & Casino has long been recognized as one of the leading hotels and casinos of the Caribbean, and is now better than ever having completed a multi-million dollar redesign, renovation and refurbishment including enhancements to the lobby, guestrooms and meeting spaces, and an alluring new pool and beachside experience, Encanto Beach Club. The hotel’s recent evolution highlights already-impressive amenities including an extensive selection of dining and entertainment venues, a 16,500-square-foot casino and 35,000 square feet of versatile meeting and event space. For information or individual reservations, call 1-888-579-2630 or visit www.ElSanJuanHotel.com. For information on group reservations, call 1-800- 544-3912.
About the Conrad® San Juan Condado Plaza
The recently redesigned Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza overlooks both the azure Atlantic Ocean and the Condado Lagoon. Considered San Juan’s premier urban resort, the hotel offers an array of activities, dining and nightlife. The hotel’s sleek, new modern design makes it the ideal urban resort destination for business or leisure travel while still capturing the dynamic energy of the island of Puerto Rico. For more information, call (888) 722-1274 or visit www.CondadoPlaza.com.
About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
CONRAD® HOTELS & RESORTS is Hilton Worldwide’s global contemporary luxury brand, offering a seamless intersection of life, business and pleasure for today’s sophisticated traveler. Each Conrad hotel is a dynamic reflection of its city and culture, as well as a showcase for striking design and distinct surroundings. With hotels & resorts across 6 continents, the world’s gateway cities and most sought-after resort destinations, Conrad invites each guest to enjoy the personalized service and business savvy that truly delivers The Luxury of Being Yourself®. For further information on Conrad please visit www.conradhotels.com.
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 26 iconic properties in the world’s most sought after destinations. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com. Learn about the brand by visiting http://news.waldorfastoria.com or following the brand on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.