• Almost two years after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is livelier than ever

     
    POSTED July 12, 2019
     
  • Almost two years after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is livelier than ever

     
    POSTED July 12, 2019
     
  • Almost two years after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is livelier than ever

     
    POSTED July 12, 2019
     
  • Almost two years after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is livelier than ever

     
    POSTED July 12, 2019
     
  • Almost two years after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is livelier than ever

     
    POSTED July 12, 2019
     

Discover Puerto Rico, the island’s first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), has reported that in the past year, the island had its highest revenue and visitors numbers of all time. This is largely due to the DMO’s campaign “CoverTheProgress,” which encourages media outlets to highlight Puerto Rico’s progress and beauty, rather than the devastation.  

Since the campaign began, Puerto Rico has seen significant enhancements, including the reopening of many iconic hotels such as the Caribe Hilton, as well as the opening of many new spots like Boho Beach Club. Beyond hotels, visitors can also explore the only rainforest in the U.S. Forest System and experience the longest zip line in the Americas.  

Thanks to such successes, Puerto Rico is looking to the future. “Our objective is to put the transformative power of travel to work to benefit the Island's residents and businesses,” says Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico. “We’re excited to see the Island thriving and will continue to market Puerto Rico as a premier global tourism destination that provides a completely unique experience.” 

With so much to see, do and support, Puerto Rico’s vibrant culture, one-of-a-kind attractions and welcoming people are sure to give visitors an experience they’ll never forget (and one that doesn't require a passport or currency exchange requirement for U.S. citizens). 

The Austin Marriott Downtown is raising a glass to the completion of its structural framework, literally. Instead of raising the “final beam,” the hotel held a “topping-off” event where guests watched a large crane raise three Garrison Brothers bourbon barrels onto the hotel’s rooftop, in collaboration with local spirit masters Garrison Brothers Distillery.

 

Tampa Marriott Water Street revealed its multi-phase renovation, including extensive enhancements to the 727 guest rooms, more than 40,000 square feet of meeting spaces, the lobby, and two new and original restaurant concepts by chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval.

 

Tattersall Distilling reveals its first event space, Clover Club. Adjacent to the original Tattersall building, Clover Club is a 7,000-square-foot with 2,400 square feet used as the event space and the rest dedicated to barrel storage.