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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (October 16, 2018)El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton is excited to announce the appointment of Martin Smith as Managing Director of El San Juan Hotel, a premier luxury lifestyle hotel in Puerto Rico. As the new Managing Director, Smith will bring over 25 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry to the landmark 388-room property.

Prior to joining the El San Juan Hotel team, Smith was CEO and Managing Director of the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort and Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. In this executive position, Smith oversaw all aspects of that property, including its positioning as one of the island’s top luxury properties. Previous positions include Director of Operations at Belleview Biltmore Resort & Spa, where he was then promoted General Manager and Managing Director at Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina. Additionally, Smith has held a variety of positions in Hospitality Management focusing in Food & Beverage in the United States, United Kingdom, and Middle East.

“Martin’s extensive background in the hospitality and tourism industry will help in the continuous growth of the hotel as we reopen the property,” said Mark Jennings, Executive Vice President of Operations for Two Roads Hospitality. “We are thrilled to work with him and believe he is a perfect fit for this position as we look toward the future.”

In his new role at El San Juan Hotel, Martin Smith will oversee all initiatives surrounding food & beverage, room management, revenue management, and sales and marketing. He will work alongside his team to ensure the highest standards of hospitality are met throughout the hotel. The historic property is currently charting its way towards a full restoration as it gets ready to re-open its doors. This Winter will bring the greatly anticipated grand re-opening of the landmark, luxury destination resort. 

Smith graduated from The University of Surrey with a Bachelors in Hotel, Catering and Tourism Management.   

About El San Juan Hotel

El San Juan Hotel is an iconic 388-room destination resort situated on two miles of the pristine Isla Verde Beach, a cultural arts and entertainment district, within Puerto Rico. The property features nearly 40,000-square feet of meeting space including a newly redesigned 11,000-square foot grand ballroom, along with four pools, multiple food and beverage offerings including BRAVA, the island’s top nightclub. Additional amenities include the tri-level state-of-the-art Well & Being Fitness Center, tennis courts, water sports, and poolside luxury cabanas.  Recently voted “Best Urban Beach in the U.S.” by USA Today, the hotel is easily accessible, located just two miles from Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, and 15 minutes from San Juan Cruise Port. Managed and operated by Two Roads Hospitality, the property is part of  Curio Collection by Hilton, an exclusive portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character. For more information on El San Juan Hotel, visit

About Two Roads Hospitality

Created in September 2016, Two Roads Hospitality is an international lifestyle company encompassing an unrivaled collection of distinctive properties, passionate people, and remarkable experiences around the globe.  The company is named for the recently-merged Commune and Destination Hotels, bringing together over 40 years of combined expertise exclusively dedicated to the boutique and lifestyle space.  Comprised of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts, the company is the leading operator of independent hotels with more than 85 properties in eight countries and growing, also boasting an extensive roster of award-winning restaurants and bars, stunning vacation residences, world-class golf courses, and indigenous spa and wellness offerings.  For more information on Two Roads Hospitality, visit, follow us on Twitter @TwoRoadsHotels, or like us on Facebook

About Curio Collection by Hilton

Curio Collection by Hilton (, launched in 2014, is a global portfolio of more than 40 remarkable, upper upscale hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character and personality. Curio Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking one-of-a-kind discoveries and authentic experiences, all backed by Hilton and its award-winning Hilton Honors program. Read the latest Curio Collection stories at, discover Curio Collection destinations through Cities by Curio itineraries at and connect with the collection on, and

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