Puerto Rico has long been known to have the largest shopping mall in the Caribbean, The Plaza Las Americas, but soon it will outdo itself with a new mall scheduled to open: The Mall of San Juan. Slated to hold its grand opening Thursday, March 26th of 2015, the $475 million dollar luxury shopping center will feature a large percentage of high-end stores never seen in Puerto Rico before.
This two-level state-of-the-art structure is a fully enclosed upscale shopping mall developed by Tubman Company LLC. It will be located just five minutes from the San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, the Caribbean’s busiest, and close to the tourism hubs of Isla Verde and Condado.
Along with high-end shopping, the Mall of San Juan will include a 225-room Crowne Plaza hotel and casino as well as technology and entertainment lounges scattered throughout the mall. Shopping amenities like a shopping concierge, comfortable seating and valet parking will entice guests to this ultra-shopping destination.
The approximately 640,000-square-foot Mall of San Juan will feature Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue as anchors. The Nordstrom store will be approximately 138,000 square-feet and Saks Fifth Avenue will have a 100,000 square-foot retail space. This opening will mark the first Nordstrom store on the island and is expected to bring a boost of new jobs to Puerto Rico’s slumbering economy, with 420 sales and support staff expected for the Nordstom store alone.
The new Saks Fifth Avenue store will offer world-class brands to Puerto Ricans hungry for luxury. Designers include CHANEL, Saint Laurent Paris, Dior, Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi and Roger Vivier. Saks Fifth Avenue will also introduce a new shoe store concept, 10022-SHOE Salon, an extraordinary space with brands including Valentino, Saint Laurent Paris, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti, Michael Kors, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo and Chloé.
Saks will also provide a new destination for menswear that will be unmatched on the island. The store will offer a wide array of designer menswear, from sportswear to tailored clothing to contemporary fashion, as well as an assortment of men’s jewelry, watches and shoes.
For more information about the San Juan Mall, visit: The Mall of San Juan
The Mall of San Juan
1000 Mall of San Juan Blvd
San Juan, PR 00924
The Mall of San Juan Mural Contest
To coincide with the San Juan Mall opening, the mall is hosting the “My San Juan” mural contest. Local artists are invited to submit original artwork with the theme, “What San Juan Means to Me.” The winning entry will be displayed on a 30-foot-wide by 14-foot-tall banner during the grand opening weekend.
For more information about the contest, visit: The San Juan Mural Contest