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Welcoming you to the Water Club.
A signature glowing wall
Chic and comfortable guestrooms
By Dolly Murphy

The Water Club in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico magnificently redefines the meaning of boutique hotel. Offering more than just chic decor and first-rate service, this island oasis invites you to soothe and stimulate all of your senses while indulging your spirit of adventure.

As you enter the lobby, the Water Club's aquatic theme engulfs you with waterfall-adorned walls, subdued lighting, and exotic scents, making you feel as if you have just entered a delightful grotto. Water and its soothing properties flow, surprisingly enough, in the elevators with cascading waterfalls that seem to defy gravity and surf-like sounds and candlelight in the halls. Along with a lovely view of the ocean, each of the 84 guest rooms has the amenities you would expect to find in any large contemporary hotel, with some unexpected yet minimalist design elements that are skillfully brought together to create a relaxing and sensual atmosphere.

The aquatic sensations continue in Liquid -- an intimate lounge area that boasts a waterfall that runs the entire length of the bar. Stone-textured walls softened by diaphanous curtains combined with soft angular seating create a minimalist feeling in a comfortable, relaxed setting. A delightful spot for morning coffee or for pre-dinner drinks, Liquid truly comes alive at night-particularly on the weekends-as the stylish "glitterati" of San Juan and beyond come together to socialize into the wee hours.

For dinner, treat yourself to an exotic dining experience at the Water Club's signature restaurant, Tangerine where Chef Cesar Fernandez serves up sophisticated Euro-Asian cuisine in this intimate setting. Try the Crispy Vietnamese Lobster Rolls as an appetizer (or, as the menu playfully calls it, "Foreplay"). Choose a main course ("Loss of Innocence") from such offerings as grilled Atlantic salmon and New York strip steak, or try a house specialty. The dessert menu ("Sensuous Pleasures") will tempt you with scrumptious treats such as Banana Chocolate Cheesecake Tempura.

While at the Water Club, Don't forget to explore the open-air bar upstairs, aptly named Wet. Carved tropical woods, stone wall hangings, an outdoor fireplace, and Balinese objects d'art blend with the familiar flowing water theme to create a sexy yet casual atmosphere. From this vantage point you can gaze out over the ocean, take a dip in the rooftop pool, or relax in the hot tub to melt away any residual stress.

Located a few minutes from San Juan's Marin Airport, The Water Club is tucked away at the end of a private road, ensuring a quiet stay and the very friendly and helpful staff, under the direction of manager David Kurland, will make certain that that your visit is most satisfying. For more information about the Water Club Hotel, click here.
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