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Discover Puerto Rico and Marriott launch holiday season ‘Live Boricua’ experience packages

By The Star Staff

Discover Puerto Rico and Marriott International announced the launch this week of special stay packages for travelers seeking authentic Puerto Rican experiences with stays that include rooms decorated with art and elements alluding to Puerto Rican culture, culinary offerings, and experiences rooted in unique island style.

Inspired by Discover Puerto Rico’s Live Boricua campaign, which invites travelers to enjoy things Boricua, or Puerto Rican, style, the travel packages include accommodations and experiences highlighting the island’s diverse talent and products from local brands.

Don Q rum products, chocolate specialists VIDA by Yara and Chocobar Cortés, and the artwork of Ángelo Álvarez and Bernardo Medina will fill selected rooms at Marriott International properties throughout the island with Puerto Rican flavor and art. Bomba musical performances, private cooking classes and heritage tours are examples of some of the experiences offered.

“The packages of these ‘Live Boricua’ experiences and immersive rooms celebrate what makes Puerto Rico unique: the people and their culture,” said Leah Chandler, chief marketing officer for Discover Puerto Rico. “We are thrilled to partner with Marriott International to highlight local brands and incredibly talented artists to immerse travelers in all Puerto Rico has to offer.”

“We are thrilled that this collaboration along with Discover Puerto Rico, with the Live Boricua experience packages, will serve as an avenue to interact with both residents and travelers, as well as deservedly highlight local talent and brands,” said Diana Plazas-Trowbridge, chief sales and marketing officer for the Caribbean and Latin America for Marriott International. “We are excited to show visitors all that Puerto Rico has to offer with these uniquely enhanced rooms and an array of cultural experiences. Puerto Rico is the perfect destination from its warm traditions to its heritage and divine cuisine.”

The culturally immersive rooms will be available for a limited time at a select group of Puerto Rico lodgings: AC Hotel by Marriott San Juan Condado, Residence Inn by Marriott San Juan Isla Verde, Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino and The St. Regis Bahia Beach.

To learn more about the Live Boricua campaign and how to book a package of Puerto Rican experiences offered in partnership with Marriott International, visit Discover Puerto Rico can be followed through its social accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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