60th Anniversary of the Piña Colada

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Caribe Hilton, Birthplace of the Piña Colada, Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Puerto Rico’s Official Drink
Beachfront Resort in San Juan Welcomes Guests with Special $60 Offer

Hilton is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Piña Colada and its place in history as the island resort where the popular, official drink of Puerto Rico was born. To celebrate the occasion, this Puerto Rico resort is welcoming guests with a special Piña Colada inspired offer.

For 60 days, from August 15 to October 15, 2014, travelers will have a chance to reserve the Piña Colada Fest Package starting at US$60* per person, including accommodations, daily buffet breakfast for two and two welcome piña coladas. The offer will be available for stays through December 19, 2014.

In the spirit of the celebrations, Caribe Hilton is also planning an array of other activities for guests to enjoy throughout the year, including mixology classes at Oasis Bar; sweepstakes; a special menu at Oasis Bar with several new twists on the original Piña Colada.

pina coladaRamonThe Piña Colada was originally created at Caribe Hilton in 1954 by Ramón “Monchito” Marrero, during his days as a bartender at the resort. After three months of experimentation, Monchito finally settled on the piña colada mixture he felt captured the true flavor of Puerto Rico. He continued to serve the drink at Caribe Hilton for 35 years until his retirement in 1989, and left quite the legacy, as in 1978 Puerto Rico named the Piña Colada its official national drink.

Caribe Hilton’s famed Original Piña Colada recipe is a great way to get a taste of Puerto Rico.

Ingredients…

2 oz. White Rum
1 oz. Coconut Cream
1 oz. Heavy Cream
6 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
½ cup Crushed Ice

Directions…
Add the rum, coconut cream, heavy cream and pineapple juice together in a blender. Add the ice and blend for about 15 seconds or until smooth. Serve in a 12-ounce glass. Garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry.

More Information…

For reservations and full terms & conditions, visit www.caribehilton.com or call 1-800-HILTONS and request booking code P1. Puerto Rico offers easy access from the U.S. and no passport required for U.S. citizens.

*Rate is a starting rate per person based on double occupancy and is subject to availability. Rate does not include taxes, resort charges, incidentals or gratuities. A minimum length of stay of three (3) nights is required. Other restrictions apply.

About Caribe Hilton

Centrally located just minutes from the heart of Historic Old San Juan and 15 minutes from Luis Muñoz International Airport, the AAA Four Diamond award-winning Caribe Hilton sits beachfront on an exclusive peninsula, made up of 17 acres of lush tropical gardens. Already famous for being the birthplace of the piña colada, the resort is also known as the city’s largest hotel with a total of 917 guestrooms, including suites and the Condado Lagoon Villas, featuring fabulous ocean or garden views. For the leisure minded, the resort features a secluded beach, beautiful oceanfront swimming pools, whirlpools, beachside hammocks, a children’s club, and a full-service Olas Spa offering a wide range of relaxing body treatments. The resort is also home to an array of boutiques and a peaceful bird sanctuary. For those traveling on business, Caribe Hilton offers executive floor rooms, business center, and the most complete meetings space. Dining options are plentiful with nine restaurants and lounges featuring everything from local to international cuisine, including the renowned Morton’s Steakhouse, Starbucks, and the unique Lemongrass Pan Asian Latino. Due to its consistent efforts to contribute to a more sustainable future, Caribe Hilton is a proud recipient of Green Key. What’s more, Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth of the United States and does not require U.S. Citizens to carry a Passport. www.caribehilton.com

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Founded in 1919 as the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of savvy global travelers at more than 550 hotels across six continents. Hilton is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader in hospitality with Team Members shaping experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Access the latest news at news.hilton.com and begin your journey at www.hilton.com/offers for the latest hotel specials. View a list of official social channels at www.hilton.com/social. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s 11 market leading brands.

– Press Release – Text & Images Courtesy M Silver // A Division of Finn Partners

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