At a time when redeveloping The Normandie Hotel seemed increasingly unlikely, The Ishay Group boldly acquired the property and partnered with Marvel Architects, one of the most prestigious architectural firms globally, to resurrect what was once the island’s most iconic hotel.
Sitting at the gateway to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, The Normandie was a symbol of style and luxury, not only to the local people, but to all its visitors who were enamored by its architectural beauty which exemplified the Art Deco design era.
Through its working collaboration with the Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico, the State Historic Preservation Office, the National Parks Service, the Municipality of San Juan and other Puerto Rican partners and local community stakeholders, The Ishay Group has conceived a path moving forward for the redevelopment of The Normandie that conforms with its mission statement of balancing preservation with a functional and sustainable design.
Driven by a mix of passion and inspiration, while keeping an attentive eye towards the needs of the stakeholders involved, The Ishay Group has developed plans for The Normandie's return after nearly two decades. These plans reflect the values of The Ishay Group and its local partners that have a genuine respect and commitment for preservation, sophisticated design, and environmental sustainability. The Normandie is on a path to a tremendous comeback that will not only transcend the standards of adaptive reuse projects in Puerto Rico, but in all of the Caribbean as well.