Comfort Inn San Juan supports increase in airline seats

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Friday November 30, 2012 – The popular Comfort Inn San Juan, franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, lauded the St. Croix-based Seaborne Airlines for increasing seat capacity throughout the northeastern Caribbean. Seaborne plans to introduce new 34-seat Saab turboprop aircraft to increase its Caribbean capacity to and from Puerto Rico, an important hub for countries in the northeastern region.

Hotel proprietor Nash Mawani asserted ease of travel throughout the Caribbean market is important not only for his hotel, but also for Puerto Rican business and medical institutions. “We salute every effort to expand intra-regional travel, and Seaborne must be commended for its role in keeping Caribbean cities connected with convenient air services,” said Mawani, whose company is committed to working closer with regional carriers and travelers alike.

“We have recently welcomed guests from Antigua, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Martinique and St. Kitts and look forward to offering a welcoming experience to many more Caribbean travelers,” reported Mawani, a veteran hotelier with investments around the world.

Of the many reasons to stay at his newly renovated Comfort Inn San Juan, Mawani pointed to affordable rates, close proximity to shopping malls, business hubs and medical complexes. The Comfort Inn hotel is located in the popular Condado district of San Juan, one block from the Atlantic Ocean, and close to the Port of San Juan in Old San Juan, the historic Old San Juan and its cobblestone streets, the El Morro fortress (Castillo de San Felipe del Morro), and hundreds of buildings dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. 

La Concha Casino is two blocks from the hotel, while high-end and souvenir shops, restaurants and vibrant nightlife experiences are also within walking distance. The trendy Condado Beach area is close to popular attractions such as the Casa Bacardi factory tour and the San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan). Additionally, the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport is five miles away and the largest mall in the Caribbean, Plaza Las Américas, boasting more than 300 shops and services, is close by.

The popular hotel, gleaming after its recent major upgrade which included a brand new lobby and new lighting fixtures, follows an earlier comprehensive room refurbishment. All guest rooms are air-conditioned and come equipped with cable television with free HBO, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Some feature ocean views.

Comfort Inn San Juan offers daily complimentary breakfast with hot waffles, and a refreshing swim in the hotel’s outdoor pool.

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises approximately 6,200 hotels, representing more than 495,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of September 30, 2012, 360 hotels, representing 29,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States.  Additionally, 75 hotels, representing approximately 7,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 20 other countries and territories. The company’s Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands, as well as its Ascend Hotel Collection membership program, serve guests worldwide. Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)