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Renovations at Courtyard Marriott in Isla Verde?

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Renovations at Courtyard Marriott in Isla Verde?

Does anyone know the specifics about the renovations for the Courtyard Marriott in Isla Verde? I have seen some comments on the message boards, so I contacted the hotel and they are being vague and telling me they don't know the schedule. I will likely change hotels if it's going to be under construction. Any advice would be great!

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1. Re: Renovations at Courtyard Marriott in Isla Verde?

Below is the information about the renovation:

The Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort is launching a $32 million renovation that will enhance the oceanfront property’s overall guest experience.

The resort, which recently added a new oceanfront bar and lounge, is continuing property upgrades in celebration of its 10th anniversary.

The $32 million renovation will focus on guestroom enhancements including, upgrading bathrooms, living space, and décor. Slated for completion by November 2013, the property refresh will also include upgrades to the resort’s ballroom, public spaces, and casino.

As first reported by CARIBBEAN BUSINESS online in February, the resort will invest between $12,000 to $15,000 toward each of the 260 guestrooms and suites, updating them to include all-new furniture, curtains, bedding and bathrooms. The bathrooms will be upgraded with modern glass-walled showers and modern sinks. The one-dedroom oceanfront suites and junior oceanfront suites will also receive upgraded wet bar areas with new cabinetry, floors and appliances.

The renovation will enhance the guest arrival experience by modernizing the entrance and lobby, creating more open spaces, adding water fountains and increasing natural light. The resort will also transform many of the public spaces by updating guest floor landings and hallways, enlarging the pool area, and re-carpeting, redecorating, and installing new lighting in the Casino del Sol. Additionally, the ballroom will be expanded under the renovation in order to accommodate larger groups, and all food and beverage outlets will receive new decorations and furniture.

“We look forward to offering a refreshed Isla Verde Beach Resort following this transformation period,” said General Manager José Padin. “The Isla Verde Beach Resort caters to business travelers, families, wedding parties, and leisure guests, and we continually seek ways to keep our resort at its best for a positive guest experience.”

Renowned interior design and architecture firm, Jorge Rosselló, will revitalize the guestrooms, meeting space, casino, lobby and public spaces. Founded 40 years ago, Jorge Rosselló provides architectural, interior design and space planning services on projects in the Caribbean, Central America and the U.S. The company has significant design experience in Puerto Rico, and has worked on prominent hotels such as La Concha Resort and Hotel El Convento.

July 4, 2013

Caribbean Business Magazine

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2. Re: Renovations at Courtyard Marriott in Isla Verde?

Wow, thanks for the response! I am trying to decide between the Courtyard and the San Juan Water and Beach Club. We are traveling as a couple, staying for 3 nights, and plan to relax and venture into town. Doesn't sound like they are doing anything related to the pool at the Courtyard, so maybe it will be ok.

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3. Re: Renovations at Courtyard Marriott in Isla Verde?

It's difficult to say unless someone is there now and can give you an update. Have you checked recent TripAdvisor reviews on the Marriott? I would take the timeline (Nov '13) with a grain of salt as nothing in PR seems to proceed on schedule.

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4. Re: Renovations at Courtyard Marriott in Isla Verde?

I was just there very recently and there are no signs of a renovation starting yet so the timeline in that report has obviously been delayed. That is usually the case here. If you are traveling soon, I don't think you should have any issues. Especially if the hotel couldn't give you an exact date, that would probably indicate it will still be a while

Edited: 22 August 2013, 14:44
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5. Re: Renovations at Courtyard Marriott in Isla Verde?

Have you considered Intercontinental? It's on a much better location (restaurants are just across the street), and the hotel is nicer than Courtyard.

Edited: 22 August 2013, 15:40
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6. Re: Renovations at Courtyard Marriott in Isla Verde?

I was at the Courtyard just last weekend. They do have a new bar with new furniture outside by the deck (great for relaxing). The beach and pool are the best in Isla Verde (right next to the Ritz Carlton). I asked about the renovation and they were only doing some changes to the hallways in the twelfth floor. This didn't affect me at all and there was no construction in the lobby or outside by the pool. I asked, and they said they would be making some minor upgrades to the pool but beginning next year. ( I guess they did fall behind schedule). I don't think you should be having any problems. Once you see the beach I'm sure you wont regret staying there!

I hope this helps! :)

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7. Re: Renovations at Courtyard Marriott in Isla Verde?

I liked it there. Great band in the bar, lively scene, good buffet, nice beach too, and more affordable. Intercontinental is nice too, more money though, and a resort fee on top.

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8. Re: Renovations at Courtyard Marriott in Isla Verde?

The Courtyard by Marriott in Isla Verde also charges a resort fee.

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9. Re: Renovations at Courtyard Marriott in Isla Verde?

Every hotel charges a resort fee

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10. Re: Renovations at Courtyard Marriott in Isla Verde?

any more updates on construction? for relaxing and great beach would you choose courtyard Marriott or carib Hilton we are trying to decide between the two thanks!