Standing Tall for Puerto Rico

IHE Standing Tall

Standing Tall for Puerto Rico

You may not know us by our parent companies name but we are sure you know Hotel El Convento, the Doubletree San Juan, the Courtyard Marriott Isla Verde & its Casino del Sol, the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, the BW Condado Palm Inn and La Concha Resort and its Casino Del Mar.  These hotels and its more than 1,500 employees make up International Hospitality Enterprises (IHE).

IHE Standing Tall is an opportunity we have created to give financial support to over 200 members of the IHE family who lost most of their valuables and in many cases completely lost their homes due to Hurricane Maria.  Your donation will be 100% dedicated to help those affected rebuild their lives.

This moment gives us an opportunity to appreciate what we already have, share our blessings and be compassionate to others. Our priority has always been the safety and well-being of our hard working employees, guests and clients, and now the moment has come to help them recover their safest place: their home.

Join us in lending a helping hand!

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A Distinction for The Condado Vanderbilt and Hotel El Convento

Congratulations to the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel and Hotel El Convento

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Two of our sister properties are winners in the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards 2016. Under the category of Best Caribbean and Central American Hotel, the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel won 3rd place and Hotel El Convento  won 4th place. It should be noted that this selection comes from the vote of the readers of this prestigious publication.

Hotel El Convento Celebrates 20 Years

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On January 7th, 1997 Hotel El Convento opened its doors as International Hospitality Enterprises’ first hotel. “During all of these years El Convento has been at the forefront in setting the standard of excellence in facilities and service in Puerto Rico”, said Hugh Andrews in remembrance of such an important milestone.

 

Adrenaline on High for a Good Cause

Congratulations to the group of brave colleagues who represented us at the event Desafío Rappelling. They successfully conquered rappelling down Banco Popular Center and in doing so, IHE donated $10,500 for Fundación Ricky Martin.

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Militza #1!

Militza #1!

Congratulations to La Concha, A Renaissance Resort’s Militza Orama for being selected Sales Leader of the Year 2014 for franchise hotels in the Americas. Militza received this important recognition yesterday at Marriott International’s Global Leadership Awards event held in Washington D.C. We are proud of Militza and La Concha’s team.

Homage to Chef Alfredo Ayala

Homage to Chef Alfredo Ayala

IHE presented a grand culinary celebration in the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel and Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa in honor of the distinguished Chef Alfredo Ayala which featured special guest, Chef Eric Ripert. The proceeds from the event benefit the Scholarship Foundation for Hotel and Tourism.

Guest chefs that assisted in paying tribute to Chef Alfredo Ayala were past students and collaborators:

    Wilo Benet; Pikayo Restaurant
    Mario Pagan; Laurel and Lemongrass
    Jose Santaella; Santaella Restaurant
    Jeremy Cruz; Villa Montaña Beach Resort
    José Enrique Montes; José Enrique, Capital, and el Blok
    Augusto Schreiner
    Luz I. Ferreira
    Jimmy; Jinya’s Restaurant
    Luis “Apa” Ramos; Lechonera La Ranchera
    Juan José Cuevas; Executive Chef at Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
    Angel Rivera; Executive Chef at Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa

We are proud of our ongoing commitment to the Scholarship Foundation and its development of future talent within our industry!

IHE Wins “Best of the Best” Awards

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It fills us with great pride to share the news that three IHE team members received “Best of the Best” awards during the annual convention of the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association celebrated last week. Our winners were:

  • Lydia Pagán from the Doubletree by Hilton San Juan, selected for the Employee of the Year – Restaurants award
  • Guillermo Marquez, Casino del Sol General Manager, selected for the Casino Executive of the Year award
  • José Padín, Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort General Manager, selected for the Hotelier of the Year award

We would also like to congratulate and thank all of the other nominated team members

It’s a new stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde!

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It’s “full speed ahead” with the renovation of the 260 Rooms at our Courtyard by Marriott Beach Resort in Isla Verde. One third of the project has already been completed, with the rest to be finished by mid November. In the next months, we will also be remodeling the Lobby and Hotel Entrance

By this winter, it will truly be a New Stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Beach Resort.

Congratulations to our Award Winning Chefs

Culinary National Team

The Puerto Rico Culinary National Team was crowned as the “Best Culinary Team in the Caribbean” at the Taste of the Caribbean competition held recently in Miami. The Puerto Rico team included 2 IHE team members: Luis Castillo from Hotel El Convento and Christopher Vega from the Condado Vanderbilt. In addition to the team competition, Luis won a silver medal in the meat competition and Chris won a silver medal in the Junior Chef of the Year category.
Felicidades Luis y Chris!