Industry Update
Press Release 6 August 2013

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Welcomes San Juan’s The Condado Plaza Hilton To The Brand’s Growing Portfolio

Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza Renamed to Reflect History and Legacy of both the Hilton Brand and Condado Plaza

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico and MCLEAN, Va. -- Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced today that the 571-room hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, formerly known as Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza, has been renamed and rebranded as The Condado Plaza Hilton. Joining more than 550 Hilton hotels and resorts in 79 countries across six continents, The Condado Plaza Hilton now represents the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand's fourth hotel on the island.


Designed by renowned architect Morris Lapidus, the Condado Plaza - the hotel's original name - was inaugurated in 1963. Since then, the San Juan hotel has shared a wealth of names, including its own historic connection to Hilton, having once operated as the San Geronimo Hilton. In 2008, the property was revamped and redesigned by noted designer Leo Daly, and in 2009, branded as part of Hilton Worldwide's Conrad Hotels & Resorts portfolio.

The new name, which places the hotel's original name at the forefront - The Condado Plaza Hilton - represents the significant value placed on the hotel's heritage on the island, as well as Hilton's history in Puerto Rico.

"Puerto Rico holds special significance to Hilton Hotels & Resorts, as Hilton International was launched with the opening of the Caribe Hilton, San Juan in 1949, and then enjoyed having the San Geronimo Hilton in its portfolio for several years. We are proud to reconnect this hotel with its roots, both as The Condado Plaza and as a member of Hilton Hotels & Resorts," said Danny Hughes, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide.

While embracing the hotel's historic roots, the rebranded The Condado Plaza Hilton will maintain its distinct DNA as the only city retreat in San Juan overlooking both the Atlantic Ocean and Condado Lagoon, and now welcome guests to the Hilton Hotels & Resorts'brand promise of providing refreshing hospitality while ensuring that every guest feels cared for, valued and respected.

"This is an exciting time for us as we once again form part of the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio - a powerful and respected brand on the island," said Raúl Bustamante, managing director, The Condado Plaza Hilton. "The Condado Plaza Hilton will continue to offer our guests the high level of quality service they have come to enjoy, with the same management and team committed to delivering a warm and friendly welcome."

The Condado Plaza Hilton is the fourth Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Puerto Rico, joining Caribe Hilton, San Juan; El San Juan Resort & Casino, A Hilton Hotel; and Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort.

For reservations or further information about The Condado Plaza Hilton call +1 800-HILTONS or visit .

About The Condado Plaza Hilton

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Condado Lagoon, The Condado Plaza Hilton is strategically placed to take advantage of ocean breezes, breathless sunsets and beautiful water views. The relaxed island lifestyle of Puerto Rico blends seamlessly with the electrifying energy of the island's largest casino and a wide array of activities at the hotel. The sleek design of the hotel makes it the ideal urban retreat for business or leisure travel, with cosmopolitan sophistication that blends with San Juan's colonial tradition.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Founded in 1919 as the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of savvy global travelers at more than 550 hotels across six continents. Hilton is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader in hospitality with Team Members shaping experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Access the latest news at and begin your journey at or for the latest hotel specials. View a list of official social channels at . Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market leading brands.

Karla Visconti
Director of Communications - Caribbean & Latin America
Phone: +1 786 866 7240
Fax: (786) 866-7261
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