The InterContinental San Juan to Begin Renovation
of Casino Enhancing Guest Experience
ISLA VERDE, PUERTO RICO---The InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino is in the process of refurbishing its casino, which hasn’t been upgraded since 2003.
The refurbishment includes new design, carpeting, lighting and new state-of-the-art slot machines from four different gaming vendors—International Game Technology, Aristocrat, WMS Gaming and Atronic—some of which have been installed.
Sharon Kilmartin, general manager at the InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino, emphasized the importance of the property’s casino renovation as part of its overall branding and community strategy.
“The casino is very important to any hotel. For us, it not only represents an important revenue stream, but also is critical for connecting with the local community,” she said.
The casino (described as an important amenity for hotel guests and locals) represents about 25% of the hotel’s total revenue and employs over 100 people.
The renovation of the casino, which is scheduled for September 21, will be done in three phases and be completed in 90 days.
“We are not going to close the casino [during construction],” Kilmartin said.
Design Works, headed by Rosario & Falgas, will be in charge of adapting customer preferences in the casino, such as providing the sophisticated use of contemporary materials combining technology with patterns, texture and lighting.
“The result is a layering effect that brings depth and richness to the existing space, adding a new dimension to the gaming industry said William Figueroa, casino director at the InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino. “Crystallized wall coverings, silk pendants with glass beads off-shooting from coppered ceilings and a sky blue translucent ceiling at the main entrance are only a few elements contributing to the enhancement of this new eclectic concept.”
About the InterContinental San Juan:
Intercontinental San Juan Resort & Casino features 402 newly renovated luxurious guestrooms with breathtaking ocean or city views. The resort offers fine dining restaurants with international cuisine. Recreational activities and amenities include a lagoon-shaped swimming pool with cascade, a full-service Spa and Fitness Center, 8,500 square foot casino, and daily activities and evening entertainment. The resort features 18,000 square feet of meeting space for up to 600. Intercontinental San Juan is located on Puerto Rico’s north coast in Isla Verde on 2 miles of pristine white sand beach, just minutes from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport and is an AAA Four-Diamond resort. . For further information and reservations, visit www.icsanjuanresort.com. For media information, contact Evelyn Guadalupe-Fajardo at [email protected] or (787) 982-4204.
<>About InterContinental Hotels & Resorts:
With a worldwide portfolio of more than 150 hotels in 65 countries, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has been welcoming frequent international travelers for more than half a century. A pioneer in the development of the hotel industry, InterContinental properties successfully blend consistent global standards with the distinctive cultures of their locations to deliver a truly authentic and local experience. For additional information and reservations, visit www.ichotelsgroup.com. >
InterContinental San Juan
5961 Isla Verde Ave
Carolina, PR 00979
Tel: +1 787-982-4204
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