March 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Caribe Hilton welcomes the addition of the brand new Caribar – a destination bar and lounge that blends Puerto Rico’s culinary influences with the resort’s heritage to deliver some of the most creative craft cocktails on the island. Bringing the soul of the island to the lobby of Caribe Hilton, Caribar is the newest spot in San Juan to enjoy exquisite tastings, socializing and “being seen.”
With an innovative drinks menu, coupled with culinary specialties created by Mario Ferro, Caribe Hilton executive chef, Caribar delivers the ultimate food and drink experience. Cocktails are made to order with fresh ingredients that tantalize the senses, including the piña colada – prepared the same way as the famed original cocktail invented at Caribe Hilton over 60 years ago. Enthusiastic service, tropical music and renowned DJ’s complete the experience.
To celebrate the launch, Caribe Hilton welcomes guests with a special Caribar Lounge opening package including accommodation, two welcome piña coladas and one appetizer per stay. Valid now through Dec. 22, 2015, the offer starts at US$204* per night based on double occupancy.
Inspired to create a destination experience for hotel guests and local community, Caribar’s design blurs the lines between the indoor and outdoor. By replacing a portion of the lobby’s façade with operable doors, the design allows the bar’s indoor environment to spill into the natural surroundings outdoor creating both architectural depth and contrast. Cascading sculptural elements above the bar are inspired by ocean waves, further enhancing the ambiance. Gloss and semi-gloss finishes on powder-coated aluminum add a touch of fresh modern style, while an undulating wood slat ceiling adds scale and warmth, making the area even more inviting.
Caribe Hilton made history in 1949 when it became the first Hilton hotel outside the Continental U.S. In 1954, it made history again, when it became the birthplace of the piña colada, thanks to then bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero and his creation. 60 years later, Caribe Hilton is writing a new page in history with the opening of Caribar.
Caribar is open Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
For a sneak peek of the new Caribar or to book the Caribar Lounge package, visit caribarsanjuan.com. For hotel reservations or information, visit caribehilton.com or facebook.com/CaribeHilton.
*Package rate is a starting rate only based on double occupancy, subject to availability, does not include taxes, resort fees or gratuities. Package includes one piña colada per person per stay, and one appetizer per room per stay. Other restrictions apply.
Centrally located just minutes from the heart of Historic Old San Juan and 15 minutes from Luis Muñoz International Airport, the AAA Four Diamond award-winning Caribe Hilton sits beachfront on an exclusive peninsula, made up of 17 acres of lush tropical gardens. Already famous for being the birthplace of the piña colada, the resort is also known as the city’s largest hotel with a total of 917 guestrooms, including suites and the Condado Lagoon Villas. For the leisure minded, the resort features a secluded beach, beautiful oceanfront swimming pools, whirlpools, beachside hammocks, a children’s club, and a full-service Olas Spa offering a wide range of relaxing body treatments. The resort is also home to an array of boutiques and a peaceful bird sanctuary. For those traveling on business, Caribe Hilton offers executive floor rooms, business center and the most complete meetings space. Dining options are plentiful with nine restaurants and lounges featuring everything from local to international cuisine, including the renowned Morton’s Steakhouse, Starbucks, the unique Lemongrass Pan Asian Latino and the brand new Caribar destination bar and lounge. What’s more, Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth of the United States and does not require U.S. Citizens to carry a Passport. www.caribehilton.com
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