Puerto Rico Expanding Posadas Program with New $3.8 Million Hotel
PHOTO: Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, PRTC’s executive director. (photo by Brian Major)
Officials from the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) joined the mayor of the city of Rincon to launch construction this week of the Ojo de Agua Posada, a $3.8 million, 16-room hotel planned for the city’s center. The hotel’s design and decor will embody a “water” theme, said officials, reminiscent of a body of water that previously passed in front of the hotel property.
PRTC’s Posadas program complements the agency’s support of development and renovation of several major island hotel properties. "Posadas" are themed inns whose decoration, design and atmosphere are designed to represent the history and culture of the Puerto Rico cities and towns. Several historic urban buildings are being restored into small hotels of seven to 75 rooms under the program.
“The network of Puerto Rico Tourism Company Posadas, contributes to the revitalization of the economy and urban centers of towns on the island,” said Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, PRTC’s executive director.
“These Posadas contribute to the diversification of tourism products offered by Puerto Rico,” Rivera Rocafort added, “highlighting the best of our streets, architecture, monuments, theaters, museums, restaurants and everyday life.”
Ojo de Agua Posada amenities will include a restaurant, pool, concession area, meeting rooms and terraces. To date, PRTC has certified the Da'House Inn in Old San Juan and the Hotel Colonial in Mayaguez into its Posada program. Ojo de Agua is a short distance from Balneario de Rincon, a popular beach and surfing destination.
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