San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

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San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
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Address 1309 Ashford Avenue

San Juan, PR

Opening date 1964
No. of rooms 525
Total gaming space 11,000 sq ft (1,000 m2)
Casino type Land-Based
Previous names Puerto Rico-Sheraton Hotel, Dupont Plaza Hotel
Years renovated 1990,2006-2007
Website San Juan Marriott Resort

San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is a hotel casino located on the beach in Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is operated by Marriott International.

San Juan Marriott has 525 hotel rooms and a casino. In addition, the hotel has 8 meeting rooms with a total of 10,900 sq ft (1,010 m2) of meeting space.

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The hotel was built originally in 1964 as the Puerto Rico-Sheraton Hotel and it was one of the main lodging spots in Condado. At the time, it was famous for its olympic-sized swimming pool.[citation needed] Also, it was the venue for lots of sports activities like boxing. It was renamed the Dupont Plaza Hotel in the late 1970s.

In 1986, the hotel was the site of the second deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history, started by disgruntled employees in the middle of a labor/salary dispute. The fire claimed 97 lives and caused 140 injuries. The ruined hotel sat vacant until it was renovated and reopened in 1995 as the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.

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Coordinates: 18°27′22″N 66°4′13″W / 18.45611°N 66.07028°W / 18.45611; -66.07028