The modern Aloft Ponce Hotel, in the Señorial City, will house the second Hard Rock Cafe in Puerto Rico, confirmed this morning the administration of the hospedería The new day.
This restaurant, which will measure 12,000 square feet, would open in April 2019.
"The union (between Aloft and Hard Rock) means progress. Also that Ponce is a region of high growth because tourism goes in elevation", assured a spokesman of Aloft.
"This will be the first Hard Rock inside a Marriott hotel ... It will have a giant 70-foot guitar"he added.
The store reopened after 10 years of absence on the island last August in Condado.
This first installation - of two floors and 3.825 square meters - includes tables with seats inside for more than 300 customers. It also has a bar, a live entertainment space and a terrace
"We are excited to open an establishment in the beautiful and historic city of Ponce to provide guests with food, events and local entertainment that is unsurpassed for this region", said Tom Perez, vice president of operations and business for the Hard Rock Cafe area.
Aloft Ponce Hotel, which will have 100,000 square feet of construction, will have five floors and 150 rooms. It will also have two heliports, a gym, a pool and a spa, among other amenities.
A second restaurant, called Nook, will complement the past offerings. This will be distinguished by offering varied food to its guests.
The project entailed a total investment of $ 13.5 million, of which "there is already 1.4 million investment in the ground". The union with Hard Rock, meanwhile, was $ 1.5 million.
Hard Rock and Aloft are expected to generate 100 and 150 jobs, respectively.