Recent Award Placements



Mirame Siempre: “Destino Resort” February 2017

The Knot: “A Bohemian Destination Wedding at the El Blok Hotel in Vieques, Puerto Rico” 2017

Caribbean Journal: “The Best Puerto Rican Hotels” June 22, 2016

Four Magazine: Design Talks | Stark tropical modernism” by Kerry Spencer


Furthermore from Equinox: “48 HOURS IN VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO” by Sara Holtzman, April 7, 2016

Brides – More Caribbean Resorts We Love for $250 or Less, Feb/Mar 2016 (print)

Business Insider: “The 25 best Caribbean islands, ranked” Feb. 26, 2016

Free People BLDG 25 Blog- Travel Log: Puerto Rico”  Feb. 16, 2016

Condé Nast Traveler: “The Most Romantic Islands in the World: Readers’ Choice Awards” Feb. 4, 2016

Endless Vacation Magazine- “Caribbean, Island Style” by Veronique Jude, Spring 2016 (print)

Food Before Fashion El Blok, Jan. 23, 2016

Hemispheres- “Three Perfect Days: San Juan” by Nicholas DeRenzo, Dec 2015

IDEAT – El Blok for ID-Spots, Dec 2015 (print)

AD Mexico- El Blok” by Lillia Ceballos, November 9, 2015 El Blok, Vieques,” November 4, 2015

Esquire Hong Kong- “The Flowing Light,” November 2015 (print)

Elle España- “El Arte de Escaparse: Puerto Rico, Donde Nace el Sol” by Claudia Saiz, November 2015 (print)

The Times UK-The 50 Best Holidays In the Caribbean” by Sarah Turner, October 24, 2015

Martha Stewart Weddings-10 Amazing Secret Islands for Your Honeymoon” by Brooke Porter Katz, October 16, 2015

Architectural Digest España- Sensaciones el Bloque” by Carolina G. Miranda, October 3, 2015

Postcards Magazine- “36 Hours in San Juan” by Cabell Belk, Summer 2015 (print)

L’Officiel Mexico- “La Nueva Ola” by Felipe Pando, July/August 2015 (print)

Vogue Paris- “Travel Hot Spots: 10 Hotels for Summer 2015,” June 2015.

Yahoo Travel- “New Hotels in 2015 You Need to See” June 9th 2015.

Refinery29- “19 Places You Need to See ASAP, Seriously WOW” By Alice Tate. June 1st, 2015.

UVPM: 4,484,935

The Knot- 50 Best Places to Honeymoon” By Irina Grechko, June 2015

Boutique Design- “Working it Out” By Oriana Lerner, June 1st, 2015

Conde nast Traveller UK- The It List “ By Karen Burshstein, May 2015.

GQ-Where to Take Her in 2015” by GQ Staff

Travel Do Se (online)- “An Inn By the Sea” By Isel Garcia, May 11th, 2015.

Globe & Mail (online)- Is This the Most Beautiful Hotel in the Caribbean?” By Karen Burshstein, May 8th, 2015

Businessweek (online)- Summer Travel 2015: Nine Places to Go” By Maridel Reyes, April 30th, 2015.

Conde Nast Traveler (US)- “Introducing the 2015 Hot List: The Best New Hotels Around the World” April 2015.

New York Times- “The Many Faces of Puerto Rico” By Luisita Lopez Torregrosa, April 5th, 2015.

Travel + Leisure Mexico- “The ‘It List’ 2015” By  Jennifer Flowers and Nikki Ekstein, April 2015 (print)

Departures (online)- Travel Guide: Vieques, Puerto Rico” By Noora Raj, March 31st 2015.

Travel + Leisure (online)- “Where to Find Show Stopping Design in the Caribbean” By Katie James, March 6th, 2015.

Delta Sky Magazine- “Latin Heat’ By Jennifer Buge, March 2015

The Telegraph- Puerto Rico: The Caribbean without all the edges sanded off

Fathomaway- Shoot for the Stars in Vieques, Puerto Rico” By Jeralyn Gerba, February 25th, 2015. El Blok Brings Contemporary Design & Cuisine to Vieques” By Kimberly Fisher, February 16th 2015

Boston Globe (online)- Looking to Defrost? Try These Caribbean Hotels” By Christopher Muther, February 7th, 2015.

Self Magazine- “Self Indulge: Dive Right In” by Christina Valhouli, February 2015 (print)

Travel + Leisure- ‘The 2015 It List’ By T + L Staff, February 2015.

High Magazine- An upscale Asian luxury magazine. The writer has confirmed that the piece has been published and El Blok was included. ebc has requested copies.

New York Post- The 6 Exotic Spots Jetsetters Will Visit in 2015” by Andrew Sessa, January 29th, 2015.

The New Indian Express-Hotel Openings of 2015” By The Staff, January 17th, 2015.

British Airways- “6 Most Braggable Travel Destinations” by Lauren Steventon, January 2015

Huffington Post Travel– “10 Best New Beach Hotels” – Dec 2014

Departures (online)-  “Caribbean Update: New Hotels and Resorts” By Elizabeth Sile, December 15, 2014

Elle España- “El Arte de Escaparse: Puerto Rico, Donde Nace el Sol” by Claudia Saiz, November 2014 (print)

Maison & Objet Magazine“El Blok”, Dec 2, 2014

The New York Times- 8 Distinctive Caribbean Inns for a Range of Budgets” by Elaine Glusac, November 7, 2014.

The Independent UK- Where to Stay in Puerto Rico” by Chloe Hamilton, November 7,2014.

Fodor’s Travel: 10 Best New Beach Hotels for Winter 2014-15

Sport & Style: El Blok photography, Nov 2014 (print)

Travel + Leisure: “The New Kid On El BLok” Nov 2014 (print)

Architectural Digest Online: Cutting-edge façades around the world, October 31, 2014

Phaidon- Tropical Modernism is Back in Puerto Rico” , November 2, 2014.

Hotel Chatter (online)- Vieques Just Got a Whole Lot Cooler with the Opening of El Blok”, October 28, 2014

Dwell- “El Blok hotel exterior with concrete exterior panels with perforations” Oct 27, 2014

Designbloom: “El blok hotel by fuster + architects features dynamic concrete façades” Oct 24, 2014

Curbed- “Pourous Puerto Rican Hotel Believes It’s a Coral Reef” by Rachel B. Doyle, October 24, 2014.

The Caribbean Journal (online)- This is the Carribean’s Coolest New Boutique Hotel’ by Alexander Britell, October 20, 2014

Architectrual Digest France (online)- Neó Modernisme Sur La Plage’ October 17, 2014. By Sophie Pinet

Wallpaper* – El Blok, Oct 15, 2014

Conde Nast Traveller UK – Included El Blok in their a “What’s New in the Caribbean” spread in the October 2014 (print)

Travel+Leisure- El Blok Hotel Makes its Debut in Vieques” El Bloks is named as “the most stylish new hotel in the caribbean” and Jose’s signature cocktails are noted as “pristine as Vieques’ white sand beaches” by Peter Frank, October 7, 2014.

Financial Times How to spend it- El Blok is included in a ‘Travelista’ column. “Caribbean Initiatives by Simon Baeyertz and Chris Blackwell, the music execs shake things us in Puerto Rico and Jamaica”  Sophy Roberts, October 1st, 2014

Bally- El Blok, Porto Rico, CLARA LE FORT SEP 22 2014

Conde Nast Traveler- El Blok is included in a design feature for innovative hotel design ‘The New Look’, Thomas de Monchaux, September 2014 (print)

Indagare –El Blok – buzzy, chic and contemporary”. Part of their Vieques guide:

Architectural Digest (Online)- The El Blok opening is covered in an online piece “El Blok Hotel to open in Vieques” By Alyssa Bird, August 29th, 2014

El Nuevo Dia: Aug 2014 (print)

Insider Magazine: July 2014 (print)

New York Times- ‘A Vieques Hotel with Contemporary Design and Cuisine” the article calls El Blok “one of the most significant hotel architecturally in the caribbean” Paola Singer, June 14, 2014.

WSJ. Magazine- “El Blok Party”, June 2014 Issue

Forbes Travel Guide- “6 New Caribbean Hot Spots” Michelle Doucette, May 7, 2014,

Surface – did a spread of El Blok photos for their March 2014 issue  (print)

Fodor’s Travel- “Top 10 Places to Go This Spring”, Kathleen Squires, February 19, 2014,!8-vieques

New York Post- Hottest new hotels of 2014”, Chris Bunting and David Kaufman,January 9, 2014

New York Magazine- “The Honeymoon” By Fiorella Valdesolo, Summer 2015.

Brazilian Casa Vogue- “Concreto Tropical” By Beta Germano, February 2015

Architectural Digest Russia- “Most Interesting Hotels from Around the World” February 17, 2015