NEWS & UPDATES
May 25th 2023
HOTEL BUSINESS: DW offers inclusivity and authenticity
Dreamers Welcome was founded by German-born real estate entrepreneur Stephan Watts and Puerto Rican-born artist/partner Roy Delgado, a film/photography set and hospitality interior designer. Their mission was to create a hospitality product that provided highly curated environments that evoke luxury sensibility through unexpected yet elevated art and design, while also providing thoughtful amenities and services for modern travelers’ needs.
March 14th 2023
HOTELS ABOVE PAR: The Coolest Affordable Boutique Hotels in Puerto Rico
Beyond San Juan’s sprawling beachfront properties lie intimately designed boutique properties throughout this U.S. territory. From a Vieques farm that showcases finer living to a cute inn a block from the beach in San Juan, here are six hotels and inns providing an authentic glimpse into local culture. For beach bathers and culture seekers, Puerto Rico’s the ideal destination. In this “Affordable and Adorable” article below, we selected the best boutique hotels in Puerto Rico with starting nightly rates of $250 per night. Read on below.
February 9th 2023
LONELY PLANET: 8 great weekend getaways for couples in the USA
Looking to escape the everyday grind with a picture-perfect getaway for two? Look no further. From mountains to beaches, big cities to small towns, sprawling national parks to epic West Coast drives, these eight destinations all over the USA will help you escape from it all. And maybe kindle a little romance, as well.
January 28th 2023
TRAVEL + LEISURE: 25 Best Weekend Getaways in the South
Dawson’s Creek and other TV and film productions may have put Wilmington on the map, but there’s so much more to this lively riverfront city than Hollywood ties. Stroll the Riverwalk to the skylit Old Wilmington City Market and the rambling Cotton Exchange, a shopping and dining complex spread over several historic buildings. Get Airlie Gardens tickets in advance to see 100,000 azalea trees and a live oak dating back to the 1500s. Wrightsville Beach is 10 minutes away by car, and many other powdery island options are just a bit further. We recommend staying at Dreamers Welcome, a darling design-forward boutique hotel and vacation home.
January 11th 2023
BRIT + CO: The Best Places To Visit In 2023
We’re here to help you plan the most unforgettable visits, whether you need to explore on a budget or need advice on traveling solo. Hopefully these destinations will encourage you to look past the planning and focus on just living your best life! If you’re itching to see something new, here are a few of the best (and coolest!) places to visit in 2023. What are you waiting for? The world is out there waiting for you.
December 26th 2022
THE TRAVEL: More Bang For Your Buck: Book These 10 Budget-Friendly Hotels In Puerto Rico
Travelers wishing to leave the snow and cold behind should consider visiting warm and beautiful Puerto Rico. This US territory features 10 must-visit islands, as well as the popular capital of San Juan. Aside from the weather, the stunning flora and fauna are another reason to visit Puerto Rico. The US’s only tropical rainforest can be found in Puerto Rico, and the sandy beaches are the perfect spot to unwind. When visiting Puerto Rico, some travelers prefer to stay in the best luxury resorts in San Juan. A trip to PR does not have to break the bank, however. Below are ten budget-friendly hotels in Puerto Rico that give travelers the most bang for their buck.
December 5th 2022
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SELVA is now open for bookings.
December 5th 2022
DRIFT: San Juan City Guide
If Puerto Rico’s vibrant and artistic culture was a hotel, it would be Mood Haus. An eclectic, 70s, inspired, boutique hotel, situated in the heart of San Juan’s Food and Art District. Mood Haus is a wonderland of retro-inspired decor, glittering mirror balls and disco beats, hidden within the centre of Puerto Rico. The property comprises four units, two studios, one bedroom and a two bedroom apartments, each named after an iconic Disco Diva and outfitted with its own disco ball, record player and extensive collection of vinyls.
August 30th 2022
INSIDER: 10 of the best hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Located a block away from the ocean and enmeshed in lush greenery, the DREAMCATCHER by DW is a tranquil oasis in the middle of a busy city. They have yoga on the beach or under the stars, and select rooms have outdoor showers.
August 19th 2022
AXIOS: Definitive guide to a weekend visiting Wilmington
With a buzzing food scene and beautiful beaches just two hours from Raleigh, Wilmington is worthy of a roadtrip. Here's where to stay and what to eat, drink and do once you're there.
July 31st 2022
ELUXE: 12 of the best Vegan hotels from around the world
If you had asked me about fully vegan hotels only a few years back, I wouldn’t have even imagined they existed. Hotels with vegan items on the menu, sure. But fully vegan? In terms of decor, services and meals? Ha! But since veganism is on the rise, more and more fully vegan hotels are opening around the world.
July 19th 2022
BRIDES: The Best Honeymoon Hotels in Puerto Rico
DaDa JaJa’s outdoor patios have cozy lounge areas that are perfect for enjoying a morning cafecito, complete with a hammock, hanging birdcage chair, comfy cushioned seats, and lush greenery. The deluxe suite has the added bonus of an outdoor soaking tub big enough for two.
June 26th 2022
LLM: 5 Top Luxury Hotels And Resorts In Puerto Rico To Book Right Now
With glistening turquoise waters, white-sand beaches and streets teeming with vibrant music and art, the island of Puerto Rico is renowned for being the characterful hidden-gem of the Caribbean. From the colourful streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital city, to the lush greenery in El Yunque Rainforest, Discover Puerto Rico rounds up five of the best hotels the island has to offer.
May 24th 2022
VEG NEWS: 7 Best Hotels for Vegans in America
This art-filled, cozy oasis in the historic Wilmington downtown area functions as a B&B that goes above and beyond for vegans and their dogs. All of the furnishings and bedding are vegan, as are the hand soaps (black charcoal made in Puerto Rico) and toiletries (vegan Castile soap products). When you arrive, you’ll receive a map with staff recommendations for vegan-friendly establishments in the neighborhood, and every morning, guests enjoy a complimentary vegan breakfast with dishes such as quinoa porridge and cherry pistachio scones.
February 17th 2022
CBS NEWS: Great new hotels to book in 2022
Puerto Rico might be the most exotic place to travel without a passport. Budget travelers should check out one of the island's newest digs, The Mood Haus, a 70's inspired house with different moods in the heart of San Juan's Food & Art District.
January 28th 2022
LONELY PLANET: A guide to San Juan’s best LGBTIQ+ spots to stay, eat and party
As Puerto Rico’s only vegetarian, gay-owned and -operated hotel, a stay at this impeccable boutique property is an immersion into health, wellness and diversity. Created by partners Stephan Watts and Roy Delgado, it's a sublime respite in the heart of Ocean Park, just minutes from the beach.
January 25th 2022
CULTURED: A Self-Made Spirit and a Hefty Dose of Creativity Have Made San Juan a Must-See Art Destination
Despite the local challenges, culture in San Juan has thrived thanks to the boundless talent and the fiercely independent spirit of local artists, curators and cultural workers. Over the years, the neighborhood of Santurce—a 10-minute ride from Old San Juan—has developed into an arts district boasting galleries, alternative art spaces, artist studios, museums and endless murals.
July 27th 2021
INSIDER: 16 stunning hotel bathrooms that are the best part of the room
You can tell a lot about a hotel room by its bathroom. It's one of the true giveaways of a luxury hotel as it will likely showcase pampering perks like large walk-in rainfall showers, deep soaking tubs, aromatherapy products, and a design that can easily upstage the rest of the room. In other words, indulgent high-end offerings that go far beyond good water pressure.
June 17th 2021
INSIDER: 15 of the best hotels you can book in Puerto Rico for a stunning island escape
This bohemian chic charmer is like a little slice of Tulum in San Juan. The rooms are homey and comfortable, decorated with assorted art and antiques, but nothing too precious to make guests worry about jostling them. Think midcentury modern chairs next to Buddha statues with handmade wall hangings and a gentle whiff of incense in the air
March 17th 2021
AD: The 7 Most Satisfying Renovation IG Accounts to Follow Right Now
Beyond the retro-cool rooms graced with Grace Jones images and other icons of the era, this dynamic duo have completed two of the four motel room remodels, with another two nearing completion any day. And with another property undergoing renovations, tune in to check out their funky decor transformations
September 20th 2019
DOMINO: 6 Budget-Friendly Decor Tricks Hiding in a Playful New Hotel
When Stephan Watts first landed in Wilmington, North Carolina, it was peppered with traditional bed-and-breakfasts in stately Victorian homes. Many were a little stuffy and hadn’t been renovated since the 1990s. Still, he fell in love with the historic coastal town and went house shopping on a whim. That’s when he stumbled upon what is now DREAMERS by DW, a whimsical, light-filled boutique hotel