For the April fashion story "Fiesta Wear," the O crew of stylists, models and photographers stayed at the award-winning Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Hotel, Spa & Casino in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico. The eight-acre beachfront resort has the most luxurious casino in Puerto Rico, a state-of-the-art spa and health club with poolside views and three restaurants, including The Caribbean Grill, which features the regional flavors of Puerto Rico.
Rates (from April 28 to December 19, 2002, excluding Thanksgiving weekend) range from $199 for a city-view room to $5,000 for the presidential suite. The resort also offers a bed-and-breakfast package, subject to availability, for $299 per night for a city-view room. For details, visit www.ritzcarlton.com or call 800-241-3333. O, The Oprah Magazine is also grateful to the following businesses in Puerto Rico: TunAmérica de Puerto Rico, Inc. (787-309-8394; www.tunamerica.org); La Querencia Restaurant (100 Calle Cruz, Old San Juan; 787-725-1304); Galería San Juan (204 Norzagaray, Old San Juan; 787-722-1808; www.thegalleryinn.com); and El Convento Hotel (100 Cristo Street, Old San Juan; 787-723-9020; www.elconvento.com).