Caribe Hilton and Fortín San Gerónimo

Material Information

Caribe Hilton and Fortín San Gerónimo
Uniform Title:
The Bryant Slides Collection
The Bryant Slides Collection, Puerto Rico
Unknown ( Photographer )
Toro, Osvaldo, 1914-1995 ( Architect )
Ferrer, Miguel, 1914-2005 ( Architect )
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
35 mm


Subjects / Keywords:
Santurce (San Juan, P.R.)
San Juan (Puerto Rico)
Puerto Rico--Description and travel.
Spatial Coverage:
Puerto Rico--Caribbean region--San Juan


General Note:
The slides were taken on collecting trips sponsored by the William L. Bryant Foundation, where books, music and art indigenous to the regions were gathered. The are organized by geographical location.
General Note:
The Caribe Hilton was built in 1949, becoming the first Hilton hotel outside of the continental US, and thus marking the beginning of Hilton International. Designed by Osvaldo Toro and Miguel Ferrer, it originally contained 300 rooms, but has since expanded through multiple renovations (including major remodeling and grand re-opening in 1999). A staple of the Puerto Rican tourism industry, The Caribe Hilton’s frequent guests include famous entertainers, athletes, and political figures. It is also known for one of its bars, where the first Piña Colada drink was made in August 1954. Also visible in the photograph, is part of the Condado Lagoon and the historic Fortín de San Gerónimo del Boquerón, which was built in the 17th century and was crucial in the defense of San Juan against a British attack in 1797.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Central Florida Libraries
Holding Location:
University of Central Florida
Rights Management:
All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, FL 32816 phone (407) 823-2576, email:
Resource Identifier:
Sheet 74: 1