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Marriott International Joins Forces with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton to Support Puerto Rico's Arts and Culture

Originally Published by Marriott International.

Marriott International is teaming up with the musical Hamilton in Puerto Rico and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to celebrate the island as an ideal destination for arts and culture.


Through its partnership with Hamilton in Puerto Rico, Marriott International has guaranteed a minimum donation of $300,000 benefiting Miranda’s Flamboyan Arts Fund, established by Miranda, his family and the production within the Flamboyan Foundation to help rebuild the arts and culture scene on the island following the impact of Hurricane Maria. Starting now through February 28th, Marriott will be donating $1 for every room booked at San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, AC Hotel by Marriott San Juan Condado, St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, and $10 for every room booked at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

“We’re excited that this collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton in Puerto Rico is putting a well-deserved spotlight on the island,” said Diana Plazas, Vice President Owner and Franchise Relations & Brand, Marketing and Digital, Caribbean and Latin America, at Marriott International.

Bringing Hamilton to Puerto Rico represents more to Miranda than a new tour stop. With both parents hailing from Puerto Rico, it is where Miranda spent many summers growing up, seeing firsthand the island’s strong community of local artists. Together with his family and Hamilton, Miranda helped establish the Flamboyan Arts Fund to benefit from the musical’s limited run and ensure the proliferation of Puerto Rico’s arts community. Featuring Miranda in the title role, the Puerto Rico production of Hamilton in Puerto Rico will run from January 8-27, 2019 at Teatro UPR.

Fewer than 2,000 kilometers off the coast of Florida, Puerto Rico offers travelers a multitude of inspiring, culturally-rich experiences. With white sandy beaches leading into clear, Caribbean waters, a dynamic culinary scene, and a vibrant arts community, Puerto Rico charms tourists of all ages looking for a wide variety of experiences. The island is easily accessible from the US with just a US passport.

“Our properties across the island are beyond excited to show visitors everything Puerto Rico has to offer. From its beautiful beaches to its heritage and flourishing culture, the Isla del Encanto (the island of enchantment), is the perfect destination,” adds Plazas.

Donations will support the growth of the Flamboyan Arts Fund, whose goal is to support Puerto Rico-hosted institutions and arts groups including independent artists, musicians, and galleries to ensure that the rebuilding of Puerto Rico includes the nurturing of the island’s vibrant arts and culture.

“We’re incredibly grateful for Marriott International’s strong support of the arts community in Puerto Rico,” said Carlos Rodrguez, Executive Director of the Flamboyan Foundation Puerto Rico office. “We hope visitors to the island can see that at the heart of Puerto Rican culture is a vibrant expression of humanity through the arts that they can enjoy and help sustain and amplify.”

Members of the Marriott Loyalty program will be able to bid on a Hamilton Puerto Rico experience on the Marriott Rewards Moments platform using their points. Marriott’s loyalty programs offer members a holistic travel experience encompassing much more than hotel stays and have access to the wide collection of nearly 120,000 irresistible experiences in 1,000 global destinations on the company’s ever-expanding Moments platform Marriott Moments, Marriott Rewards Moments and SPG Moments.

The Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and SPG loyalty programs were unified on August 18th under one program with unified benefits, creating an incredibly rich program in which members earn more points faster than under the prior programs.

To book rooms at participating hotels in Puerto Rico ensuring the donation to Flamboyan, interested travelers should access Marriott.com.

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