FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Condado Vanderbilt Hotel Review

by Audrey Lee

Oct 4, 2021

Photo by Audrey Lee

Puerto Rico

Midway through my adventure in Puerto Rico, we checked into Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. We arrived earlier than the check-in time as our day was planned early. We hoped the front desk would store our bags until 4 p.m., but they already had our room ready and were happy to check us in early. This made our day less stressful and we were grateful. For COVID safety, we were given a wristband after having our vaccination cards checked. Masks were required while in common areas of the hotel.

 

Condado Vanderbilt Hotel

Photo by Audrey Lee

 

The lobby was stunning with floor-to-ceiling windows that drew our eyes to the back of the lobby and to the ocean view. The lounge area was warm and inviting with a grand lobby bar. With our bags in hand, we headed to our room. Again, our eyes were met with sweeping views of the ocean from not one balcony, but two. The room was large with a kitchen, dining area, living room, separate bedroom and a large bathroom that connected the bedroom to the door. The décor felt grand and upscale, making it the perfect hotel for a romantic getaway or honeymoon.

 

 

Upon returning from our day of exploring Old San Juan, we were warmly greeted by the hotel staff and given a cold bottle of water we desperately needed from the Caribbean heat. We headed back to our room where I took advantage of the comfortable seating in the living room to get some work done on my laptop before retiring for the night. The bed was comfortable, in addition to the sound of crashing waves right outside of the window. The next morning, we felt refreshed and ready to enjoy the hotel’s pools.

 

Condado Vanderbilt Hotel

Photo by Audrey Lee

 

Stepping outside, we were greeted by a friendly attendant who set up two chairs in front of the infinity pool. To our right, the pool bartenders were mixing together mojitos and serving lunch to guests; all could be served at the bar or at our lounge chairs. We opted for the bar to escape the sun for a few minutes. I ordered a coconut mojito and the avocado salad, while my boyfriend opted for chicken tenders and fries. He claims they were the best chicken tenders he has ever had. My dish was refreshing with tropical flavors.

 

 

After lunch, we went to check out the adults-only pool on the opposite side of the hotel. An outdoor walkway connects the two for easy access. The adults-only section was lush with palm trees, a hot tub, small pool and a private entrance to the beach. This section was much quieter than the main pool. We decided we liked the main pool vibe better and headed back to our chairs. We spent the day swimming, relaxing and nodding off while sunbathing.

 

Photos by Audrey Lee

Photo by Audrey Lee

 

Our visit to Condado Vanderbilt Hotel was comfortable, upscale and relaxing. I recommend visitors book a room here or plan a getaway solely to this hotel.

 

Condado Vanderbilt Hotel

1055 Ashford Ave.

San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907

Tel 787 721 5500

Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

#globility

Insta Feed
eFlyer Reviews
Oct 27, 2021

AMERON Zürich Bellerive au Lac Review

The Hotel AMERON Zurich Bellerive au Lac, forged from the collaborative efforts of interior design firm Monoplan AG and other cutting-edge design firms, bills itself as a celebration of the 1920s and ‘30s aesthetic. The story behind it is compelling as the building dates to 1928 and has connections with the early days of Switzerland's movie industry. However, there are several fun Mid-Century Modern and late 20th-century design touches in the public and private areas. Clearly, it's going for the "modern luxury" vibe Millennial and Gen-X business and leisure travelers look for when seeking a quality smaller property with a great location.

Greece: Destination Luxury

Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.

eFlyer Deals
Oct 27, 2021

The 1946 Offer from InterContinental New York Barclay

InterContinental New York Barclay is the perfect spot for luxury in the heart of Manhattan. With the 1946 Package, enjoy a two-night stay in the Penthouse Suite, an exclusive InterContinental75 cocktail lesson with a mixologist, 75-minute couples massage with Zeel, a movie screening on the Penthouse Suite terrace with classic films from the year of InterContinental’s birth with a premium 1946 vintage wine to enjoy.

eFlyer Deals
Oct 27, 2021

Buy One, Get One 50 Percent Off with Uniworld

On Black Friday, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is offering a one-of-a-kind chance to score two luxury river cruise sailings by the end of 2021, with the second cruise at 50 percent off.

The Future of Hamad International Airport

Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.

eFlyer Deals
Oct 27, 2021

Kennebunkport Resort Collection Debuts Hotel Week

Kennebunkport Resort Collection created its inaugural Hotel Week offering irresistible savings. Nov. 12–21, five hotels will offer promotional room rates, as low as $99; special dining offers; and unique classes, such as oyster shucking and more. Daily resort fees are waived, resulting in up to 50 percent off the standard daily rate.

Daily
Oct 26, 2021

6 Reasons to Put Ayutthaya, Thailand, on Your Travel List

It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Ayutthaya, Thailand, with us.

Experiencing GBTA Convention 2021
Safely and Responsibly

GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.

Daily
Oct 26, 2021

MSG Sphere Construction Continues

Las Vegas reinvents itself once again to remain one of the world’s top entertainment capitals. The Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp., in collaboration with Las Vegas Sands Corp., is elevating sensory experiences to build the world’s largest dome and LED screens that will reshape the entertainment industry.