Nestled in Condado, a sun-splashed corner of prime Caribbean beachfront in San Juan’s most elegant district, La Concha Beach Resort offers a luxurious beachside retreat with magnificent views, fine dining and award-winning service. La Concha is not only conveniently located within walking distance of San Juan’s top attractions and beautiful beaches, it also boasts all the luxury facilities and amenities the discerning business and leisure traveler could desire.

Designed by Osvaldo Toro and Miguel Ferrer and built in 1958, the retro-style La Concha epitomizes the Tropical Modernism Movement, the architectural style of the time. This beautiful building incorporates tropical climate features such as open lobbies, natural lighting, seamless connections between interior and exterior spaces and brise-soleil, the concrete protective element in the façade that filters the rays of the sun.

The hotel is filled with details relevant to ancient island traditions, including a mirador encompassing both the sea and the city, visual allusions to traditional galleries with blinds and the use of water throughout as a leitmotif. The famous sea-shell shaped restaurant Perla (meaning pearl) was designed by Mario Salvador and stands as an architectural landmark of that time today. The hotel underwent a massive renovation in 2010 during which the atrium-style Suites Tower was added complete with ocean-facing suites, the Ocean Lounge with adults-only swimming pool and the Casino del Mar.

The resort features no less than seven excellent restaurants, bars and lounges, a state-of-the-art casino and more than 480 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites.

1.La Concha Rooms & Suites

La Concha Rooms & Suites  

La Concha Beach Resort offers 483 well-appointed guest rooms and suites located in the Ocean and Suite Towers. Guest accommodations throughout the hotel are contemporary and chic, with spacious living areas, large bedrooms, private en suite bathrooms and private balconies with beautiful views.

Room amenities include deluxe pillow top beds with crisp linens and plush duvets, work desks with electrical outlets and ergonomic chairs, and LCD flat screen televisions with premium channels. Other deluxe amenities include luxurious walk-in, spa-style showers, plush terry bathrobes and slippers, organic bath products, coffee makers, hair dryers, iron and ironing board and iPod docking station with radio and stereo. Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet is available throughout the resort and ADA rooms and facilities are available.

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Pool Cabana Guest Rooms feature one king-size bed, a private en suite bathroom with spa-style shower and deluxe bath products, plush terry bathrobes and slippers along with other standard room amenities. Pool Cabana Guest Rooms have beautiful ocean views. Ocean Front Guest Rooms offer one king or two double beds with stunning ocean views, modern décor and private en suite bathrooms with walk-in, spa-showers. Modern amenities abound, including flat panel televisions, coffeemakers, work desks with ergonomic chairs and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.

Junior Suites add an element of luxury to the regular suites with added living area space, comfortable sofa beds and private balconies with unfettered sea views. Private en suite bathrooms offer spa-style showers, plush terry robes and slippers and organic bath products while the sitting area has a flat screen television, coffee maker and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet. Ocean View One Bedroom Suites enjoy retro-chic décor and feature one king-size bed, a pull-out sleeper sofa and a private balcony. Modern amenities are included as well such as flat panel televisions, iPod docking stations, coffeemakers, work desks with ergonomic chairs and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.

The Suite Tower is home to a range of modern, new all-suites that take luxury to a higher level. Featuring comfortable, chic décor and furnishings, fully-equipped European-style kitchens, en suite grand bathrooms with spa showers and soaking tubs, designer lighting and imported carpets, Suite Tower accommodations are havens of opulent tranquility.

Named for its breathtaking views of the city, the City View Suite is a spacious one-bedroom suite with a king or two double beds, an en suite marble bathroom with spa shower and soaking tub, and deluxe bath products. The living room is bright and airy with a sofa bed, flat screen television and a balcony that offers stunning vistas. The Partial Ocean View Suite offers the same amenities as the City View Suite, however with partial ocean views.

The Spa Suite is ideal for honeymooners or couples wanting some privacy and romance. This one-bedroom ocean-facing suite features one king-size bed, a luxurious en suite bathroom with walk-in shower for two, a whirlpool tub and a balcony boasting unrivaled views towards the horizon. The Ocean View Suite offers the same amenities as the Spa Suite, as well as a sleek European-style kitchenette and intimate dining area, comfortable lounge with entertainment center and television and fast wireless Internet throughout.

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2.Dining & Entertainment

Dining & Entertainment  

La Concha Beach Resort offers guests an array of dining and drinking options, with no less than seven restaurants, bars and lounges to choose from. Offering everything from fine dining and sushi to casual fare and cocktails, La Concha Beach Resort has something for every occasion. Perla is the hotel’s signature seafood restaurant with its shell-shaped design and beautiful reflecting pool. Designed by Jorge Rosselló, the restaurant is housed in a dramatic shell-shaped structure surrounded by a reflecting pool with eight hand-blown Murano glass lamps illuminating the shell-shaped ceiling.

The award-winning restaurant is known for serving unrivaled seafood fresh from the ocean, along with other refined contemporary American cuisine. The cuisine is paired with wines from the climate-controlled cellar, which contains more than 4,000 bottles with over 1,000 labels. Guests can sample an array of more than 30 wines with the exclusive wines-by-the-glass program.

Delicias serves outstanding Puerto Rican cuisine in a more casual setting. Open daily for breakfast and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, Delicias offers a menu of distinctive local and regional cuisine such as Caldero de Arroz, Buñuelos and Serenata. Solera is a sophisticated open-air, multi-level terrace poolside restaurant that serves light lunches during the day time and famous tapas in the evenings. As the sun sinks, Executive Chef Ericka Gomez puts together mouthwatering tapas and sharing plates, accompanied by delicious sangría and flavored mojito pitchers. Solera features restaurant-style seating for dining guests and a more casual lounge area for guests wanting to enjoy a drink in a laid-back tropical setting.

La Concha’s Sereno Bar & Grill is a stylish poolside restaurant located in the Ocean Tower that offers an unrivaled oceanfront dining experience. Sereno serves an array of delicious starters, salads and entrées accompanied by signature drinks and cocktails against a backdrop of breathtaking ocean views. Sereno Bar & Grill is open daily from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Komakai Sushi Bar is the place to go for super fresh sushi, seafood and dim sum. Meaning “small and detailed,” Komakai is an intimate 13-seater sushi bar located in the hotel lobby that serves a menu of freshly prepared sushi, sashimi as well as several signature and traditional rolls every night. There are also hot items on the menu and guests can enjoy the sushi menu in the Lobby Bar or Solera if there are no seats available at Komakai.

A slice of Italy comes to San Juan with the New York-style Serafina. The global restaurant offers an inventive take on traditional Italian fare in an eclectic, contemporary environment.

Aroma is perfect for those on the go who want to grab a quick coffee or sandwich before heading to the beach. Situated in the lobby of the hotel, Aroma also serves a full breakfast buffet in the morning on the mezzanine level that features á la carte classics, healthy options and local favorites, paired with beautiful ocean views.

The hotel’s breezy Lobby by Day is naturally lit with a cool, refreshing ambiance and offers the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee with a newspaper, savory continental breakfast or get together with a client for an early morning meeting. Night time brings a total transformation to the Lobby, with resident DJs, chic cocktail parties and hot fashion shows.

Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort combines excitement and sophistication under one roof with an array of high-tech slot machines, card tables and cutting-edge gaming facilities, as well as restaurants, bars and other forms of entertainment. The Casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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3.Weddings & Conferences

Weddings & Conferences  

La Concha Beach Resort offers a variety of outstanding facilities for conferences, meetings, corporate and social events and weddings. Conferences and business meetings feature cutting-edge technology, including flat panel HD screens, innovative lighting systems and background music, high-speed Internet connection, PSAV presentation services and comfortable ergonomic chairs.

The Las Nereidas Ballroom is a grand ballroom with high blue-tinged recessed ceilings and ornate chandeliers perfect for banquets, balls and elegant dinners. The ballroom can cater for up to 300 people or be divided into two separate rooms or smaller gatherings, has a lovely outdoor terrace and is kitted out with sophisticated sound and light systems.

The sea-facing Salon Del Mar is a luxurious yet compact space for meetings, corporate banquets, luncheons and corporate training. Catering for up to 60 persons in a banquet-style, the room is naturally lit by large windows and opens onto an enchanting oceanfront outdoor terrace with gorgeous views.

The Boardroom is an intimate venue that seats 12 people around a long marble conference table for high-level meetings. Quality amenities include a large LCD screen for presentations, ergonomic chairs and rich wood-paneled walls. Marble topped sideboards and a wet bar are available for catering purposes.

Located under the signature Perla seashell, Atlantiko presents a sweeping beachfront panorama behind seven huge windows with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. The hip industrial loft-style space can accommodate 550 persons in banquet seating formation and more than 800 standing and is ideal for cocktail parties, AV presentations and awards ceremonies.

The Mirador and Mirador Terrace are two private rooftop spaces on the 12th floor of the hotel with spectacular panoramic views that lend themselves perfectly for VIP press conferences, corporate seminars, presentations, banquets and cocktail parties. The Indigo Room is a flexible banquet space located in the Suite Tower that can seat up to 160 people and offers bird’s eye views. The Indigo Room is accessed via a modern, glass-enclosed bridge suspended over water and is a perfect venue for business meetings, corporate events and special luncheons.

Featuring a stunning pool-level semi-circular design, the Ocean Pool is a stunning spot for sunset cocktails and enchanting al fresco evening parties.

La Concha Beach Resort offers the perfect place for a beautiful beachside destination wedding with stunning tropical sunsets, pristine beaches and shimmering Caribbean waters. The beachfront resort presents an array of exceptional wedding planning and catering services that include wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsals and banquets, catering menus, wedding cakes and bridal changing facilities.

1077 Ashford Avenue, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907, Phone: 787-721-7500

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