Location: San Juan
Brand Affiliation: Doubletree by Hilton
Built in 1957, Hotel Pierre was operated as a Best Western hotel until 2001 when a new group of investors bought the property and IHE acquired the management contract for this hotel catering to the economy business traveler. A repositioning strategy was developed and after considering various branding affiliation opportunities, it was decided that Doubletree by Hilton was the ideal match for the needs of the market.
The next step in the hotel’s evolution was a $30 million renovation and rebranding while maintaining continuous hotel operation. Concluding in October 2007, the renovation included design and reconstruction of all guest rooms, enlarging and remodeling of the lobby area, as well as renovation and the construction of four additional meeting rooms. The hotel debuted as the first Doubletree by Hilton in the Caribbean. Also, IHE was awarded the management contract for the Gallery Plaza, which includes commercial and food and beverage spaces.
The Hilton chain has consistently recognized Doubletree by Hilton San Juan. Most recently, in 2013 it was the recipient of the Connie Pride Award, Hilton top award for quality management, cleanliness, physical conditions and brand standards. Also, Doubletree by Hilton has been recognized as #2 hotel in San Juan by travelers on Trip Advisor.
Average Rate: $169