La Concha Renaissance Resort
A retro urban showcase, the resort, originally built in 1958, has been completely re-imagined for the 21st century projecting a cool, edgy, lifestyle in a playful and innovative environment. The design incorporates tropical climate features such as cross-ventilation, natural illumination, open lobbies and seamless indoor/ outdoor transitions with details reminiscent of island traditions. Following the $220 million renovation, the architectural landmark has 248 ocean-view rooms, a 235-suite condo-hotel tower convention facilities, outdoor function spaces, state-of-the-art casino, five restaurants, tapas and lobby bars, four outdoor pools, and a fitness center. La Concha stands as a testament to team collaboration in the renovation of a historic landmark and remains a crown jewel in Puerto Rico. Since the renovation, the AAA 4-diamond luxury hotel property has been selected as one of the Top 21 Hottest Caribbean Escapes in 2009 by The Travel Channel, recognized as one of Architectural Digest’s 2009 Top Ten and chosen in 2008 by Condé Nast Traveler as Puerto Rico’s hottest luxury hotel destination.
EDSA provided conceptual design through construction administration services.