The Midcentury Modern La Concha was a favorite among architecture buffs when it debuted on San Juan’s Condado Beach in 1958. Now the 248-room property is once again ready for its close-up, after a $220 million injection from Renaissance Hotels. Rooms have been streamlined and have a muted palette of seafoam green, tan, and beige, while the bright and airy lobby has one wall made entirely of glass. Still, many original details remain intact, including the fanciful poolside restaurant set in a giant shell-shaped building.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.