La Concha Resort—which first opened in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the late 1950s during the Tropical Modernism Movement—unveiled a $15 million renovation to the 235 guestrooms of its original tower.
The new design by Jorge Rosselló gives nods to the mid-mod character of the original building, evoking passive cooling through tropical lighting and a color scheme of blues, creams and whites. The rooms now have furniture also designed by Rosselló and artwork that emerges from a brick diamond (called “quiebrasol”) sourced from the original walls.
As part of the transformation, the Ocean Tower now also has five brand-new Corner Suites, each with a living room and balcony area with floor-to-ceiling windows complete with views of the sea, providing guests with a classic Puerto Rican indoor/outdoor living concept.
Additional renovations to the property include a refreshed lobby, new oceanfront bar Marena, and The Loft rum bar and restaurant by chef Adam Torres. The property also has a brand-new adults-only pool and oceanfront cabanas.
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