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Sheraton Old San Juan completes $4M in renovations

The Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino has completed an extensive, $4 million renovation of its facilities, including upgrades to guest room, corridors, and key public areas, the Palio Restaurant, as well as building exteriors and new technology, sales and marketing director Armando Emanuelli said Wednesday.

The work was completed in January.

The 240 guestrooms and suites were renovated with new paint and colors, new carpets, modern sitting chairs, ottoman, bedside tables and lamps, modern collage artwork pieces and bathroom vanities.

The Sheraton Old San Juan also added new in-room amenities such as: iHome music radio charging stations, new guest link by Sheraton computers, expanded WiFi bandwidth, as well as free WiFi in all the hotel areas.

“The brand new feel was designed to embrace the architectural mélange of buildings in Old San Juan and appreciating the historic nature of the hotel,” Emanuelli said.

The KBCO Design firm used the grand stair at the hotel lobby and intricate wood detailing as its design inspiration, while layering in color and patterns indicative of the surrounding area for a fresh twist on traditional design, he said.

The guestroom transformation is “light and airy with splashes of teal and orange for a more Caribbean influence,” he added.

The upgrades are also visible throughout the hotel’s public areas, like corridors, building exteriors and its Palio Restaurant. With a redesigned wireless infrastructure, guests will experience faster Internet service within the public areas, guest rooms, and meetings facilities free of charge, Emanuelli noted.

“We look forward to announcing additional renovation plans in a very near future like San Juan’s first and only Bacardi Rum Bar, outdoor lounges, a renewed website, upgrade to all their meeting facilities, elevators and a new coffee shop,” Emanuelli said.

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Business reporter with 29 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other segments of Puerto Rico’s economy.

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