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Updates from La Concha Resort

La Concha Updates
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Updates as of November 9, 2017

We would like to keep you informed on the daily progress of La Concha Resort and Puerto Rico in general.

  • The hotel is fully operational; with all its amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, potable water and connected to the Puerto Rico Power Authority.
    • All meeting and restaurant outlets are open for guests, including Salon Mirador and Atlantiko which have been renovated.
    • Accommodation amenities:
      • All guest rooms feature 37″ LCD flat-screen tbs; DVD players and iPod dock; premium cable and movie channels; turndown service, hair dryers; robes and slippers; spa-style showers; coffee makers; iron and ironing boards.
      • The Suite Tower features three room types: one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and studio suites, all with chic furnishing, European-style kitchenettes and entertainment center. “Spa Suites” also feature a jacuzzi on the balcony.
      • We have completed installing new carpets in the Suite Tower rooms and began the installation in Ocean Tower rooms.
      • A coin operated laundry is located on the 4th floor of the Suite Tower for the convenience of our guests.
    • Our ocean front complimentary fitness center is operating featuring early morning classes.
    • The following restaurant venues are open to guests and general public:
      • Aroma Café at the lobby bar featuring continental breakfast.
      • Delicias serves breakfast, dinner and Sunday brunch with local flavor.
      • Solera is a sophisticated, open-air, poolside restaurant serving lunch and dinner, specializing in tapas.
      • Komakai Sushi Bar is located in the lobby and serves sushi, sashimi, and several traditional and signature rolls.
      • Serafina is a lively experience in Italian dining.
      • Perla, known as one of the top fine-dining establishments in San Juan, serves American cuisine and seafood specialties.
      • Lobby bar is featuring DJ music and cocktail specials every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening.
    • La Concha’s What’s Hot Entertainment Calendar is ongoing and we are currently planning the Holiday programming.
    • Casino del Mar, offering poker, table games, and slot machines is open 24 hours daily.
    • Beginning November 16, we have more tours available at LCR’s Tour Desk:
      • Old San Juan sightseeing (excluding Forts):
        • The Architectural side of the Old City,
        • Old San Juan Walk & Taste
        • Old San Juan & Bacardi Distillery
      • Tarpon and reef fishing
      • Mini Boat Rides
      • Sunset Sailing
      • Snorkeling and scuba diving in Icacos, Vieques, and Culebrita
      • Half-day tour to Las Paylas (the natural waterslides in Luquillo), in combination with time spent on Luquillo beach to relax and try local food.
      • Full-day excursion including a waterfall in the rainforest, a cave in Loiza, time to relax at the beach in Piñones as well as to try local food.
      • La Parguera bioluminescent bay tour.
    • Any inquiries for groups and meetings should be addressed to sales@laconcharesort.com

Island updates:

Air Service

Most flights have been reinstated. Airlines currently operating to and from SJU:

      • ALLEGIANT
      • AMERICAN AIRLINES
      • AIR CANADA
      • AIR FLAMENCO
      • AIR SUNSHINE
      • AVIANCA
      • CONDOR
      • COPA
      • CAPE AIR
      • DELTA
      • FRONTIER
      • JETBLUE
      • LIAT
      • PAWA
      • SEABOURNE
      • SOUTHWEST
      • SPIRIT
      • UNITED
      • VIEQUES AIR LINK
      • VOLARIS

Cruise Ships

  • The RRCL’s Adventure of the Seas and Celebrity’s Summit homeport calls in San Juan have resumed.
  • Viking Cruises resumed its fall/winter itineraries with the Viking Sea homeporting in San Juan on October 27.
  • Norwegian Cruise Line returns to San Juan as homeport on November 12.
  • Windstar will call in San Juan with the Star Pride overnight on November 24-25 and will return every Saturday.
  • By November 30th Royal Caribbean and Carnival cruise lines will commence its transit calls in San Juan.

Telecommunications

  • Telecommunication services as well as cellphone antennas and towers continue to be reinstalled.

Puerto Rico Aqueducts and Sewers Authority (AAA)

  • The service has been reestablished to 85 % of the Island residents.

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (AEE)

  • Local, federal and private (Public Private Partnerships) authorities are working to reestablish power service.The service has been reestablished to over half of the Island residents.

Banking

  • 82% of bank branches are now open.
  • Over 1,211 ATMs throughout the island are working.
  • Having limited telecommunications has resulted in the challenge for commerce to only be able to process cash transactions.

Shopping and Restaurants

  • Plaza las Américas – Open Mon. – Sat. 9AM – 5PM and Sun. 11AM – 5PM. Some stores like Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears and others are open as well as banks, restaurants, bookstore and movie theater.
  • Mall of San Juan is open for business starting on October 19, 2017 – 7 days a week from 11AM to 5PM, with some restaurants open until 7PM. Some stores and restaurant hours may vary.
  • San Patricio Plaza – open Mon – Sat. 9AM – 6PM and Sun. 11AM – 6PM
  • Lote 23 restaurants open for lunch and dinner.
  • La Placita in Santurce is open for business.
  • Many restaurants in the Condado and Calle Loiza area are now open.

Tours and Attractions
In addition to the tours being offered at our Tour Desk:

  • Golf Courses that are open:
    • Bahia Beach
    • Caguas Real
    • Coco Beach
    • Dorado Beach, Sugarcane Golf Course & Practice Range
    • El Conquistador (with special rates)
  • Casa Bacardi reopened on November 1.
  • Hacienda Carabali is open for business – ATV, horseback riding, restaurant.
  • Old San Juan doesn’t have electric power but some businesses have generators and are open for business.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) and Art Museum of Ponce have some areas open.
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