Condado Vanderbilt – 100 Years of Luxury
By Tim Cotroneo
Condado Vanderbilt, San Juan Puerto Rico’s most elegant hotel, never looked so good.
An architectural masterpiece that opened to great fanfare in 1919, this 319-room luxury property is known as Puerto Rico’s first five-star hotel.
Today’s Condado Vanderbilt Hotel welcomes an international clientele with its glamorous salmon-hued interior, one-of-a-kind spiral staircase, stately meeting rooms, world-class restaurants, a spacious spa, Louvre-worthy artwork, convenient upscale shopping, and one stunning mile of sun-splashed oceanfront.
Suite Sustained Excellence
What is the secret to the Condado Vanderbilt’s sustained excellence? A good place to start is the service delivered by their team of 385 employees.
Of the Condado’s 319 rooms, 107 are suites. Each suite not only includes exquisite indoor and outdoor living space, but also offers around-the-clock butler service.
After a meticulous $220 million renovation, the hotel showcases two new 11-story towers. The hotel’s art-deco lobby serves as the bridge between the latest in modern conveniences and an ongoing hospitality story that is second to none.
Opulent, Spacious, Unforgettable
Opulent, spacious, and unforgettable are just three of the words to describe Condado Vanderbilt’s exquisite accommodations. Living options begin with a 350-square-foot Heritage Guestroom and soars majestically to a 2,590-square-foot, three-bedroom Presidential Suite. The Condado Vanderbilt’s room to room goal is to deliver an unparalleled hotel experience.
Amenities include a 10,000-square-foot Spa, a fitness center with an ocean view, a sublime infinity pool, a cigar lounge, and your choice of wine, martini, and cognac bars. The Condado Vanderbilt also offers a host of conference, reception, and ballroom options that are perfect for the grandest party, as well as the most intimate gathering. And if staying at an oceanfront hotel is your top priority, then the Condado’s beach is sure to thrill.
One-of-a-kind special touches are boundless at the Condado Vanderbilt. The Spa features The Hammam, the island’s only Turkish Bath. The Avo Lounge not only features a rare selection of cigars, you’ll also find a 19th century Chinese Bronze Incense Burner at the entrance. This artifact is one of the many pieces of artwork on display throughout the hotel.
The Condado Vanderbilt’s array of dining options begins with its signature 1919 restaurant led by Michelin Star-rated Chef Juan Jose Cuevas. Guests savor the freshest flavor-forward food that’s seasoned with a contemporary flair. The 1919 is known for world-class dining and locally sourced ingredients.
For guests seeking breakfast, lunch, or dinner with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, then the Ola Ocean Front Bistro offers the best in sensory dining. Ola’s new Mojito Bar and Sunday Brunch are merely two of the Condado Vanderbilt cocktail and culinary diversions you won’t want to miss.
Luxurious, Romantic, Special
Many guests choose the Condado Vanderbilt because its prime Ashford Avenue location makes it the closest luxury hotel to the San Juan/ Luis Munoz-Marin International Airport. The hotel’s positioning in the Condado District also makes for an easy walk or commute to upscale boutique shops, cozy parks, dozens of restaurants, and historic Old San Juan.
Exactly 100 years after the Condado Vanderbilt opened its doors to European and Hollywood royalty, this landmark hotel is still Puerto Rico’s most luxurious, romantic, and special place to stay. Now is the right time to see why the Condado Vanderbilt never looked so good.