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Sand, Sun & Celebrations in San Juan, Puerto Rico

As the year comes to an end, what better way to ring in the new year than in San Juan, Puerto Rico. With no passport needed and all worries taken care of by hotel staff, The Condado Collection in San Juan, Puerto Rico provides three luxury properties where travelers can sit back, relax, and enjoy the stunning views of the Caribbean. With decadent dining and vibrant New Year’s parties, guests will create unforgettable memories heading into 2023.  

Condado Vanderbilt

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Recently named the #2 hotel in the Caribbean & Central America in Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2022, the island’s crown jewel hotel is an idyllic destination for families traveling over the holidays thanks to multi-bedroom suites, award-winning culinary venues with exclusive festive menus, a world-class spa boasting the Island’s only Hammam, a spacious pool deck with private cabanas, and exciting holiday programming. On December 31st, guests are invited to celebrate NYE with a buffet at Ola Oceanfront Bistro, dinner at 1919 (two seatings), or dinner at STK (three seatings). The celebrations will begin at 9pm at the Patio del Fauno ballroom and in the Lobby and later in the VC Lounge with music from DJ Young Rock starting at 8pm to 2:00am and The Classics from 10:30pm – 1:30 am. On New Year’s Day, guests can enjoy a Bloody Mary Bar at Ola Oceanfront Bistro from 7am-1pm.  

Puerto Rico Suite Winter: Guests booking the Suite Winter package will receive suite accommodations, breakfast buffet for 2 guests, a $100 hotel credit and a welcome cocktail at VC Lounge. The offer is valid to book between November 1, 2022 – January 30, 2023 for travel dates between December 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023. 3-night minimum length of stay required. 

Condado Ocean Club

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San Juan’s only adults-only boutique hotel located directly on the beachfront is perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway or friends looking to celebrate the new year in style. The pool deck is the star of the show at Condado Ocean Club thanks to an Instagrammable infinity pool overlooking the ocean, private poolside cabanas with bottle service and special amenities, and live DJ sets each week. Kick off New Year’s Eve celebrations on December 31 with a delicious Brunch at SOCIAL at 10am followed by “NYE DECKED OUT”—an energizing daytime pool party at THE DECK complete with a live DJ and Champagne until 6:00pm. Continue the celebrations into the evening and make the last meal of 2022 the best one yet at SOCIAL with an exquisite 3-course prix-fixe menu that fuses the best of Puerto Rican and international cuisines, alongside live entertainment by Angela – La Flecha, who will delight diners with her concept of classic tropical music. As midnight approaches, guests can enjoy a live DJ at THE DECK followed by live Puerto Rican “Batucada” entertainment. Additionally, the first 100 guests to book a stay at Condado Ocean Club for New Year’s will receive exclusive access to the New Year’s Eve bash at sister property, La Concha Resort. *Find the link here to book Condado Ocean Club’s ‘Tis the Season Package.    

La Concha Resort

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San Juan’s leading lifestyle destination, La Concha Resort boasts an onsite casino, nightclub, lively beach bars with daybeds and bottle service, social pool areas where guests can see and be seen, and distinct culinary destinations. Guests can’t miss the resort’s exclusive New Year’s Eve party at nightclub, Fifty Eight, featuring live entertainment, private tables with bottle service, and more. Plus, with Marriott’s “Reconnect & Celebrate” package, travelers staying 5 nights or more can save up to 30% on their stay. 

New Year’s Eve Cosmic Experience: Guests booking the New Year’s Eve Cosmic Experience will receive access to the NYE celebration, $100USD credit for NYE dinner with a reservation and either Oceanview or resort pool stage view accommodations when you stay December 29, 2022 through January 1, 2023.