Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton recently re-opened in San José, Costa Rica. As the first hotel designed for international visitors in Costa Rica, the newly redesigned 79-guest room property fuses history with cutting-edge modern design and features indoor gardens and a rooftop piano bar overlooking the National Theatre and city.Originally opened in October 1930 and declared a historical architectural monument in 2005, the highly acclaimed hotel joins the National Theatre, Las Arcadas, Plaza de la Cultura and Gold Museum as some of the most iconic buildings in San José.“Surging in tourist arrivals from the previous year, Costa Rica continues to be a top choice destination for travellers, and Curio Collection by Hilton is pleased to provide these travellers with an authentic new hotel experience with the opening of Gran Hotel Costa Rica,” said Mark Nogal, Global Head, Curio Collection by Hilton. “We recognise the demand for unique accommodations in key markets across the region, and our first property in the country allows us to provide this to the growing number of travellers seeking elevated, unexpected experiences while visiting the capital city.”Travellers can enjoy international flavours, Costa Rican cuisine and panoramic views of San José at on-property Cultura 5 restaurant. Guests can also take advantage of the 24-hour business centre and gym and access to the 890 sq. ft. event space with modern A/V equipment and catering.Located on Avenida Central and less than 15 miles from Juan Santamaría International Airport, Gran Hotel Costa Rica overlooks the National Theatre and is surrounded by the city’s top museums, plazas, shops and cafés. From the hotel, travellers can also take day trips to popular destinations, including Braulio Carrillo National Park or the Poás Volcano.