Page - About El Blok Hotel
El Blok began like all true successful business should–as a hand drawn image of a mystical looking building on the back of a bar napkin. It was at first simply an idea among friends who had no history in hotels, restaurants and bars other than their inclinations to spend quite a bit of time in them.
They trekked back and forth across the globe for business and fun and more often for a healthy dose of both. The idea was simple: A unique space, a friendly staff, and delicious food and drinks. And so it began.
In a small coastal town on a beautiful island just four hours from New York lies an urbanesque retreat that defies easy description.
With just 22 rooms, El Blok’s strikingly modern aesthetic, pared down simplicity, uncompromising comfort, and contemporary Puerto Rican atmosphere make it a very personal Caribbean find. Award winning architecture by San Juan based Fuster + Partners and a low environmental impact philosophy form a hotel that is a lesson in the duality of design. Part sculpture and part contemporary tropical oasis, upon first glance, El Blok doesn’t seem logical. But take a step inside and what you thought at first made no sense at all will make you change the way you thought about beach hotels.