The History of an Icon
Designed by legendary Miami Beach architect Morris Lapidus, the iconic Fairmont El San Juan Hotel officially welcomed locals and tourists alike beginning February 1,1958. Throughout the 1960s, Puerto Rico became a beacon for American tourists and entertainers, and El San Juan Hotel followed as the grand dame of authentic Puerto Rican hospitality and entertainment. During the hotel’s first three decades, internationally renowned headliners performed on its stage each week, including Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Eddie Fisher, Carol Channing and Liza Minelli, among other icons of the time. Fast forward to today, and Fairmont El San Juan Hotel remains a timeless Puerto Rican icon, seamlessly blending the best elements of yesterday, today and tomorrow.