This new year brings a new lifestyle hotel to Puerto Rico with the opening of Palacio Provincial, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, in January 2021. Set within a storied Colonial-era building in San Juan's most historic neighborhood, the 43-room hotel has been meticulously restored and reimagined into a flawless, light-filled home base for discerning travelers seeking the best of Old San Juan's rich history with top-service and accommodations.
Embodying the spirit found in the streets of Old San Juan, Palacio Provincial celebrates the history of the destination, while incorporating edgy design elements throughout the property. As an early 19th century building, the hotel's antique structure reflects Colonial Architecture and is full of rich diplomatic nods throughout its decor. For most of its 200 years of existence, the building housed the center of diplomacy for Puerto Rico. Through its halls walked the most distinguished congressmen, thinkers and artists, whose lives are reflected throughout the building's newest transformation. Perfectly marrying the antiquity of the structure with modern cosmopolitan style, guests will be transformed to another past time while feeling like they haven't left the present.
Palacio Provincial boasts 43 guest rooms and spacious suites with strikingly high ceilings consistent with its Colonial-era architecture, all modernly appointed with regional and residential spirit. Each comfortable and sumptuous guest room incorporates locally curated artwork, Juliet balconies, and unobstructed views of Old San Juan's vibrant streets. In partnership with Aroma360, Palacio Provincial offers custom scents in each room, subtly filling each space with a scent of the guests' choice. Tying in the structure's honorable guests, the Infanta Suite is inspired by the iconic Princess Eulalia of Spain, known for her progressive yet elegant personality, which is reflected throughout the unique design of the suite through the neutral inviting tones and pristine white-tiled accents.
Upon arrival, visitors are welcomed with a locally beloved icy treat Limbers, which gained its popularity in 1928 when Charles A. Lindbergh enjoyed this sweet while staying at the Governor's Mansion just down the street from the hotel. Hotel guests can soak up the Puerto Rican sunshine while sipping on hand-crafted cocktails and enjoying lite bites on the rooftop pool and terrace space, providing unparalleled views of Old San Juan and San Juan Bay. The property also houses an elegant library space, enclosed in beautiful 14 ft. glass walls. Filled with nods to the building's rich past, the library provides guests with an escape through its specially curated book collection, or a relaxing moment with its intimate afternoon teatime, served by a personal attache. In the evening, visitors will indulge in the hotel's daily happy hour, Forty-Three x Forty-Three, which features a different cocktail each night on the rooftop terrace. Other on-site amenities include a unique open-air dining concept, Consular Restaurant and Bar, an impressive diplomatic-themed mixology program, spacious private courtyards and beautiful, intimate event spaces for small group gatherings or weddings.
Located in the heart of Old San Juan, Palacio Provincial is the ultimate stay for an authentic travel experience. Whether travelers seek historic attractions, such as the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista and San Felipe del Morro Fortress, or want to absorb the vibrant street energy found in the colorful rows, the hotel is conveniently steps away from it all. Old San Juan's iconic street, Calle del Cristo, is also nearby, where guests can experience some of the destination's top culinary and cocktail scenes, including world renowned La Factoria and Hotel El Convento's restaurant, Santisimo. Getting to Palacio Provincial is simple as the nearest airport is San Juan International Airport is just 17 minutes from the hotel.
For a limited time only, Palacio Provincial's opening rate will start at $195/night. The property will start accepting reservations beginning December 24. For more information on Palacio Provincial, please visit www.palacioprovincial.com or follow along @palacioprovincialsj.