The first boutique hotel from the Serafina restaurant group, Serafina Beach Hotel brings cool-kid glamour to an oceanfront setting in Condado. Ninety-six rooms and a beachfront pool deck mark this as a piece of St. Barts in San Juan. Rates start at $299; serafina beachhotel.com.
Tucked along the Condado Lagoon, O:live Boutique Hotel is a chic, intimate hideaway with a stunning rooftop deck. Rates start at $229; oliveboutiquehotel.com. Fortyfive minutes outside of San Juan, all 114 rooms and the spa at the spectacular Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve have been updated. New dining options include a ceviche bar and a culinary center offering cooking classes and private dinners. Rates start at $999; ritzcarlton.com.
The recently rebranded 543suite Melia Coco Beach resort, 25 minutes from San Juan, is ready to welcome guests and golfers at its championship
Tom Kite course. Rates start at $255; melia.com. Upgrades at the St. Regis Bahia Beach, 30 minutes outside of San Juan, include a $60 million renovation with a sleek new look by local designer Nono Maldonado.
Rates start at $599; stregisbahia beach.com. El San Juan Hotel, a Curio Collection by Hilton hotel, underwent a $65 million renovation pre-hurricane, and is now freshly restored with 388 rooms, two miles of sandy beach, 16 bars and restaurants, four pools, a nightclub, and a spa. Rates start at $192; elsanjuanhotel.com.
Loisse Herger’s OLV:55, with 26 rooms, greenery-covered balconies, a two-tiered pool deck, and a rooftop bar, is set to open in December. Look for the Condado Plaza Hilton to reopen in mid-December, the Caribe Hilton in January 2019, and the Ritz-Carlton San Juan in April 2019.