The government of the northwestern town of Camuy announced Tuesday the upcoming start of construction of the $19 million Los Farallones, a municipal hotel that will feature 100 rooms, a pool and activity hall.
The facility will be the island’s first to be financed with federal funding to include a casino, Camuy Mayor Edwin García-Feliciano said during a presentation of the hotel to potential developers as well as the Tourism Company.
“With this project, we hope to give a dramatic boost to tourism development in the region of Arecibo, especially to our town of Camuy,” the municipal executive said.
The project will generate more than 150 jobs during the construction phase and about 300 indirect jobs in the operational phase. It will be financed in part through the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s Section 108 federal program.
“We’re very plesed with the town of Camuy’s initiative to build this hotel on their land and promote the integration of efforts between the municipal and central governments, as well as the private sector,” said Tourism Company Executive Director Luis Rivera-Marín.
“Somehow, we’re all part of the project and through it, we promote tourism improvement in the Porta Atlántico region and boost the economy of not only the area but throughout Puerto Rico,” he said, referring to a nine-town region that stretches from Dorado to Camuy in the north.
The Porta Atlántico region is currently experimenting significant tourism growth, with the simultaneous construction of four new hotel projects under international flags: the 130-room Dorado Ritz Carlton Reserve, the 104-room Hyatt Place in Manatí, the 130-room Wyndham Hotel in Barceloneta and the 184-room Hampton Inn & Travel Plaza in Arecibo.