by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 25, 2017
Puerto Rico's San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin Airport, which partially reopened this weekend following its closure for Hurricane Maria and the storm's aftermath, will allow more international flights to and from the island beginning today, though the airport's operating hours for flights are still restricted to between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., according to press reports.
 
With tourism entities Meet Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Tourism Co. and the Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association still assessing the damage inflicted by the storm on the island's hotels, the Caribbean Hotel & Travel Association has posted a partial list of the status of some key properties.

According to the CHTA, the following hotels are not taking reservations until further notice: Condado Plaza Hilton, El San Juan hotel, Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach Resort, Ritz-Carlton Reserve Dorado Beach, Ritz-Carlton San Juan and W Retreat in Vieques. The organization also reported that Hilton properties - Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino, El Conquistador, Las Casitas at El Conquistador, Caribe Hilton, Hilton Condado Lagoon Villa, Embassy Suites Isla Verde, Hampton Inn Isla Verde and DoubleTree Hotel San Juan - are not taking new reservations until Sept. 30; while two Hyatt hotels, Hyatt Place and Hyatt House in San Juan, are not accepting reservations prior to Oct. 15. The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is currently closed.

"We are confident that Puerto Rico will quickly recover," reads a statement at the Caribbean Travel Update site, created by Tourism Cares and the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association to keep travelers and the tourism industry informed about hurricane damage and recovery efforts in the islands. "We came together not long ago to help our Caribbean neighbors post-Irma and it's this generosity, the hospitality of our people, and the beauty of our Island that we know will continue to entice millions of travelers like you to visit us."

To support relief efforts, visit the Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund.