What’s New in ’22 for Puerto Rico Hotels and Resorts

Is a Puerto Rico on your vacation radar for 2022? This amazing Caribbean destination offers enticing options for every kind of accommodation taste. Read on to see what’s new in 2022 for Puerto Rico, the Island of Enchantment.

Fairmont El San Juan

  • Has relaunched its historic lobby, bringing the iconic live music program back to San Juan. The grand lobby greets travelers with a timeless design and lively atmosphere, alongside décor celebrating San Juan’s elegant past and present.
  • Fairmont El San Juan has welcomed Foxwoods El San Juan Casino, adding a $12.5 million investment, anticipated to generate an estimated economic impact of $22 million back to the Island, creating a projected 360 new jobs in the region with over 150 of those being at the casino.

Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve

  • Dorado Beach has recently announced a collaboration with the arte_FITS.Foundation. This extraordinary fashion exhibit incorporates antique Chinese shoes side by side with classic designs from designers like Alexander McQueen, Dolce and Gabbana, Gareth Pugh, Gucci, Julian Hakes, Kei Kagami, Miu Miu, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Thierry de Havilland, Zaha Hadid, Iris Van Herpen, Vivienne Westwood, and Nicholas Kirkwood. Guests will be able to view and enjoy the collection in the Livingston Library at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

  • San Juan Marriott just finished a Ballroom renovation and will be renovating their Main Tower room in 2022.

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar

  • For families, the resort has implemented new kid-friendly nightly entertainment from Kids Dance Parties to an interactive musical show and magic shows.
  • For travelers looking to take home an authentic taste of Puerto Rico, the resort has created the popular new Rio Mar Market. Dubbed the “ultimate pop-up,” this creative hub includeslocal designers, artists, boutiques, home décor and more, conveniently located right in the lobby.
  • Complimentary “Piraguas” (traditional Puerto Rican shaved ice flavor cones) as a sweet or boozy treat on Saturdays.
  • Tuesdays are now “Taco Tuesdays” at the poolside 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill
  • Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort has also partnered with Degree Eighteen Juice, a local food truck business that offers smoothies, smoothie bowls and fresh juices. A shuttle is available at the lobby for guests to bring them to the truck, which is located at the Beach Club.
  • Caicu Bar & Tapas is now offering live entertainment, rum flights featuring a variety of local rums as well as Wine Wednesday specials at any of the resort’s restaurants.
  • And for a post-dinner sweet treat, S’Mores are back for guests on Friday and Saturday nights.

Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve

  • Sand Trap + Grille and Topgolf Swing Suite: featuring simulator bays and a variety of virtual games – including signature Topgolf target games, Zombie Dodgeball, Hockey, Baseball, Football, Carnival games and more – paired with comfortable lounge seating, HDTVs, pool tables and food and beverage service at the Sand Trap Bar & Grille.
  • Floating Waterpark: (open December through June) the island’s first floating waterpark over the ocean, just off the beach, features an obstacle course experience with a climbing wall, swing into the ocean, monkey bars, a slide and more.
  • Vichy Shower Treatment: this new treatment includes an 80-minute water therapy experience to stimulate the chakras, detox the body and boost the immune system, including a mud wrap and targeted massage with organic oils.
  • Regency Suites: the resort also launched 6 newly renovated private villas, offering an outdoor plunge pool, outdoor shower, outdoor dining area just steps from the beach.


  • This year, Dreamcatcher opened two new locations within walking distance. Both properties are self-check-in and guests have full access to all amenities and activities offered at the Dreamcatcher.
    • The Mood Haus:
    • A 70’s inspired house with different moods. Each unit is uniquely designed with its own color theme and named after a famous disco diva. Stylish, curated retro-vintage pieces outfit every suite and outdoor space.
    • DaDa JaJa:
    • Based around the idea of the European avant-garde art movement of the early 20th century named Dada or Dadaism, the property consists of 4 apartments with a mix of vintage and modern furniture in a lofty industrial space.

Puerto Rico offers many benefits as a U.S. territory while having the appeal of an international destination. It stays true to the comforts of a domestic location with no passport requirement for U.S. citizens, the use of the U.S. dollar, no roaming fee concerns and common pharmacies like CVS/Walgreens available Island wide.



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