Marriott International announced it will donate at least $300,000 to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Flamboyan Arts Fund, established by Miranda, his family and the Flamboyan Foundation. The fund will go towards rebuilding the arts and culture scene on the island in the wake of the destruction of Hurricane Maria.
Miranda, whose parents are both from Puerto Rico and who spent many summers here as a kid, will return to Puerto Rico this January. With Miranda back in the title role of his Broadway musical Hamilton, the show will run January 8-27, 2019 at Teatro UPR.
From now through February 28, Marriott International will donate a dollar for every room booked at San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, AC Hotel by Marriott San Juan Condado and The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort. It will donate $10 for each room booked at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Members of the Marriott loyalty program can go on the Marriott Rewards Moments platform, where they can use their points to bid on a Hamilton Puerto Rico experience.
Miranda helped create the Flamboyan Arts Fund to benefit from the musical’s limited run and to ensure the proliferation of Puerto Rico’s art community. Donations will power the growth of the fund, supporting independent artists, musicians and art galleries.