When it's complete in the second half of 2019, San Juan, Puerto Rico's new convention district -- a $125 million live entertainment destination known as "The District" -- will feature a state-of-the-art performance venue for up to 6,000 spectators; an eight-screen movie theater; a 23,000-square foot "day and night" club; television and radio broadcast studios overlooking a central plaza with the Caribbean's largest LED screen; an urban attraction created by zip line operator Toro Verde; and more than 15 bars, lounges, and restaurants.
And for groups that want to make The District the backdrop for their meeting or event, it also will include a new hotel: Aloft San Juan, which will be the first Aloft hotel in the Caribbean, developer PRISA Group announced last week.
"Aloft Hotels is the perfect match for The District," said PRISA Group CEO Federico Stubbe Jr. "Its modern, cutting-edge design and vibrant social atmosphere cater to a new generation of travelers, young in age and young at heart, who appreciate style and a buzzing social scene -- all at competitive rates. The Aloft guest and experience fit perfectly with the fun and festive atmosphere we envision for The District."
Located near the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan's Miramar neighborhood, Aloft San Juan will feature 175 loft-like guest rooms, a lounge, a grab-and-go café, a bar, an infinity pool, a 1,152-square-foot fitness center, and 6,000 square feet of meeting space.
"This new hotel concept … portrays the convention district we all envision. It will surely enhance our visitors' destination experience, which in turn will increase our competitiveness in the groups and convention market," said Omar Marrero, executive director of the Puerto Rico Conventions District Authority. "It is a commitment of the governor, Dr. Ricardo Rosselló, to develop all of our venues in order to enhance Puerto Rico's economic growth. There is no doubt that we will accomplish that statement by positioning the island as a main convention destination."
Concluded Stubbe, "Establishing Aloft in Puerto Rico is a clear vote of confidence on the island's potential as a world-class travel destination. PRISA and its partners are more committed than ever to Puerto Rico's social and economic recovery."
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