September 05, 2017
The 175-room Aloft San Juan, which will be the first Aloft hotel in the Caribbean, will be part of the new $125 million live entertainment destination known as the District that is scheduled to debut in the second half of 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The district also 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 what the developer, PRISA Group, calls Caribbean's largest LED screen; an urban attraction created by zip-line operator Toro Verde; and more than 15 bars, lounges and restaurants.

"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."

Near the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan's Miramar neighborhood, the Aloft's amenities will include 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."