Marriott plans to debut its extended-stay Residence Inn brand in Puerto Rico in November 2021.

The nine-storey, 231-room hotel will be in Isla Verde, a popular tourist area near the capital, San Juan.

The $50 million hotel will be designed by San Juan-based architecture and design firm Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón.

It will have a 370 sqm restaurant with ocean views, a swimming pool, playground, indoor and outdoor bars, meeting spaces and gym.

Rooms will have a full kitchen, work area with a desk, and a separate living space.

Sustainability measures will include energy-saving and water-efficient measures, lighting controls and electric vehicle charging stations.

“The hotel’s interiors will embrace the culture and spirit of the local community,” said Cristina Villalón, managing principal and interior designer of Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón.

“We want to make sure there is a sense of place – that this is a Residence Inn in Puerto Rico – and we have commissioned pieces from local artists that will be on display throughout the space.”

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Last month, Marriott opened the first Puerto Rico property under its Aloft Hotels brand.

It forms part of El Distrito, a new 4,600 sqm entertainment district that will feature restaurants, bars and public spaces.

Puerto Rico has launched a new tourism campaign as it attempts to attract more international visitors, with figures dented by recent street protests and the devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Hyatt recently opened its first full-service hotel on the island, while 2020 will see the opening of a Waldorf Astoria, a Ritz-Carlton and a Four Seasons.