DORADO, Puerto Rico—The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has debuted the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve property in the Americas with Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico. The second Reserve, part of an exclusive collection of bespoke properties, is situated on 1,400 acres of the former Laurance Rockefeller estate.
With 100 guestrooms and 14 one-bedroom suites that sit directly on the beach, guests can select from a collection of accommodations that offer a complete indoor and outdoor experience. Design features include floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, outdoor shower gardens, indoor showers with deep soaking tubs, individual infinity-edge pools, rooftop pools, and cabanas.
The resort also features Su Casa, a four-bedroom villa overlooking the ocean that has been fully restored and modernized following a multimillion dollar restoration, and Spa Botanico, a five-acre botanical spa with treatment facilities, warm and cool pools, waterfall showers, glass-walled treatment pavilions, and open air treehouse platforms.
A culinary option at the Dorado Beach property includes Mi Casa, a restaurant from Chef Jose Andres which features a blend of Spanish and Puerto Rican flavors. In addition the hotel offers three dining venues, including Positivo Sand Bar for al fresco dining and cocktails; Encanto Beach Club Bar & Grill, an open-air bistro with freshly grilled cuisine for lunch and Asian-style selections for dinner; and La Cocina Gourmet, an outpost providing Puerto Rican coffees, homemade gelatos, and local flavors.
“As a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, the philosophy behind Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is to immerse guests into Puerto Rico’s rich history and extraordinary landscape while providing an unparalleled luxury travel experience unlike any other,” said Herve Humler, president and COO for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. “Reflective of Laurance Rockefeller’s vision from more than 50 years ago of a natural sanctuary, the island is a combination of historical charm and metropolitan life blending serenity and a pristine backdrop – a perfect location for the Ritz-Carlton Reserve experience.”