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Lo de las estrellas en PR es medio tricky. Muchos hoteles se jactan de 5 o 4 estrellas pero su desempeño es de 3 0 4.
 

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Aqui en PR no habian 5 estrellas hasta hace poco. Hay que seguir mejorando en eso, un 5 estrellas en Condado o Isla Verde hace falta.
 

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El Vanderbilt se supone que es cinco estrellas vamos a ver cuando este funcionando completamente. En cuanto al rating bueno eso se los da una organizacion a nivel internacional. Si un hotel dice que son cinco pues tiene que ser cinco de lo contrario le quitan la certificacion.
 

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W Vieques: One of Starwood’s most coveted retreats
Written by Michelle Kantrow // October 8, 2013 // Tourism/Transportation // No comments



Sprawled on 30 acres of beachfront property, the 156-room W Retreat & Spa blends the brand’s contemporary style with the stunning nature and wildlife of the island.

It has been a little more than three years since the W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island opened its doors, and ever since then, it has become one of the most coveted properties by the world’s most discerning travelers, who will apparently spare no expense when it comes to vacationing in the lap of luxury.

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In an exclusive interview with this media outlet, Greg White, general manager of the W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island, confirmed that the property is one of the top redemption hotels in Starwood’s frequent guest program.

“We are heavily sought-after. We’re very aspirational. We’re at one of the top redemption levels for points,” he said. “You have to spend 20,000 points per night to stay here, so that means that you’re having to spend $20,000 in hotel stays somewhere else in the Starwood chain to earn to stay here one night.”

So being one of the highest redemption hotels in all of the Starwood system helps the W, and Puerto Rico, in terms of creating an image and destination awareness, said White, who assumed the leadership of the Vieques retreat a little more than two-and-a-half years ago.

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The W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island is one of only four Starwood properties worldwide that operates under the “retreat” concept, along with locations in Thailand, Bali and the Maldives. Sprawled on 30 acres of beachfront property, the 156-room W Retreat & Spa blends the brand’s contemporary style with the stunning nature and wildlife of the island.

The idyllic location has drawn a slew of celebrity guests and hosted hundreds of weddings, which have not only fueled the W’s bottom line, but have gotten the wheels of the Vieques economy moving.

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A shift toward luxury category

During the sit-down with NIMB, White said operating the Vieques resort has also represented a win for Starwood because it is well-positioned to benefit from the recent surge in luxury tourism generated in Puerto Rico, which is expected to fuel future business.

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Certain challenges remain

Although the W has positioned itself well among vacationers, the fact remains that there are still challenges that come with operating on a small island. First on the list are transportation issues, both by sea and by air, that White said should be addressed by both municipal and central government authorities.

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We have the largest nature reserve in all of the Caribbean. We have a destination that is unlike any other and there’s no development of the beaches, so that puts us ahead of any of our competing islands, most of which are industrialized,” White said.
 
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