La Concha Resort

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La Concha, a Renaissance Resort
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a Renaissance Resort
Hotel chain Marriott International
General information
Location San Juan, Puerto Rico
Opening 1958
Management

International Hospitality Enterprises

Melendez International Hotels by Melendez Global Inc
Technical details
Floor count 12
Other information
Number of rooms 483
Number of suites 226
Number of restaurants 5
Website
La Concha Resort

La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort is a luxury resort located at the Condado oceanfront within the district of Santurce in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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The hotel was first opened in 1958 during the Tropical Modernism Movement. The building was designed by Osvaldo Toro and Miguel Ferrer. Another part of the complex, the seashell-inspired building for the restaurant La Perla, was designed by architect Mario Salvadori[citation needed]. La Concha Resort incorporates tropical climate features such as cross-ventilation, natural illumination, open lobbies and seamless transitions between inside and outside spaces, with details relevant to Island traditions: an interior patio, visual allusions to traditional galleries with blinds, a mirador encompassing both the sea and the city and the use of water throughout as a leitmotif. The protective concrete element in the façade, called brise-soleil in French or “quiebrasol” in Spanish, is an architectural element used by famed architect Le Corbusier. The purpose of the “quiebrasol” is to filter the sun’s rays towards the interior corridors. The hotel reopened in January 2008 after renovation. It is also a part of Marriott's Renaissance Hotels brand. Since then, it has been known to be one of the most modern and luxurious hotels in Puerto Rico[citation needed]. It is a popular stay for many well-known Hollywood celebrities[citation needed]. The Losers (2010) production and crew stayed in the hotel for almost two years while the film was being done on the island.[citation needed]

In the summer of 2010, the hotel opened a $100 million addition called The Suites Tower which features an atrium style building with one and two bedroom suites featuring panoramic balconies with ocean views, kitchens, architectural lighting, and high-tech amenities. The hotel's Casino del Mar is located on the street level of the new tower.

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Coordinates: 18°27′26″N 66°04′26″W / 18.45722°N 66.07389°W / 18.45722; -66.07389