CONCEIVED IN 1895, MELIÁ CENTURY HOTEL IN PONCE IS THE OLDEST HOTEL IN PUERTO RICO
Designed and Built inder Spanish sovereignly in 1895, the hotel legacy communicates the history and growth of the city in four different eras: 1895, 1915, 1949 & 1960.
THE MELIÁ CENTURY HOTEL IS A LANDMARK OF TIMELESS ELEGANCE AND AGELESS BEAUTY
Designed and Built under Spanish sovereignty in 1895, the hotel legacy communicates the history and growth of the city in four different eras: 1895, 1915, 1949 & 1960.
An architectural jewel considered a museum in itself for its intrinsic beauty. Built in three stages, by three architects in three different eras. The first and most important expansion in 1915 by Arch. Alfredo Wiechers Pieretti with neoclassic and modern styles. The hotel lobby shows elegance and tradition with its polished wood paneling, marble floors, natural ventilation and 13’ high decorative ceilings.
The second, in 1940 by Arch. Francisco Porrata-Doria still showcased traces of the neoclassic and colonial style yet emphasized the emergence of concrete and pillars providing a great balconied façade that highlighted and enclosed the new courtyard.
AN ICONIC LANDMARK LOCATED AT THE VITAL CENTER OF PONCE HISTORIC DISTRICT
Surrounded by a vibrant and diverse ecosystem of mureums, monuments, shop, restaurants, cafes and art galleries, the Historic District is an extension of the Meliá urban experience
Discover the glorious history of Ponce. A city with architectural beauty and conservation of its traditions serving as a birthplace to many: sports, education, fine arts, cultural and artistic manifestations.
Explore the sights. Visit popular museums such as the Fire House, Art of Ponce, History of Ponce, and Castle Serrallés Museum. Also, visit several cultural and recreational attractions such as: The Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center, Buena Vista Coffee Plantation and Coffin Island among others.