Puerto Rico's Legendary Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach Reopens

The celebrated property becomes the first ultra-luxury resort to welcome guests back to Puerto Rico.

© Marriott International Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve (Courtesy Marriott International)

By Mia Taylor, TravelPulse

On the heels of a meticulous restoration, Puerto Rico’s legendary Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve has reopened, marking a new chapter for the property and the recovery of the island.

The 114-room resort located on a rare estate now features expanded offerings, amenities, and facilities. Suites have been reimagined and given a new color palette and landscaping has been enhanced with the addition of more than 300,000 new plant species.

The property’s Encanto Beach Club Bar & Grill will be introducing a refreshed dinner menu featuring coastal cuisine that highlights authentic dishes from the Mediterranean. In addition, Dorado Beach’s chic beachside restaurant, Positivo Sandbar, will debut an Omakase & Ceviche bar located directly on the sand for relaxed, oceanside dining.

A highly-anticipated new signature restaurant and bar, COA, is expected to be revealed in mid-December 2018.

“Dorado Beach exemplifies the unique qualities of the Reserve brand, which is distinguished for its collection of locally-inspired properties that offer heartfelt care and transformative experiences in the most incredible corners of the world,” Lisa Holladay, global brand leader for Ritz-Carlton Reserve, said in a statement. “With this reopening, the world’s most discerning travelers can once again immerse themselves in the local culture, enjoy unique experiences set apart by human connection and discover this rare estate anew while also supporting the revitalization of Puerto Rico.”

Additional highlights of the restoration include a full revitalization of the onsite Spa Botánico. In addition to the return of its signature and locally-inspired spa treatments and unique handcrafted products that are made in the on-site apothecary, Spa Botánico will debut new treatments as well as introduce a spa cuisine concept.

Su Casa, Dorado Beach’s unique five-bedroom villa and former home of historical figure Clara Livingston, will welcome guests starting mid-December 2018 after completing a renovation that will fully modernize the space while maintaining its historical significance and personality.

Yet another exciting development at the property, Dorado Beach has partnered with musical artist and philanthropist Lin-Manual Miranda to support his work in stimulating the economy in Puerto Rico and preserving the country’s culture.

Throughout the resort’s opening season, beginning now through February 2019, Dorado Beach will donate $10 per room to Miranda’s Flamboyan Arts Fund, which supports all aspects of Puerto Rico’s artistic community, including music, theater, visual arts, dance, literature, and youth arts education – critical components of Puerto Rico’s tourism industry and pivotal to the economic recovery of the island.

“It is with great enthusiasm and joy that we welcome guests back to our treasured Reserve. The dedication, hard work, and care that our ladies and gentlemen have invested in the transformation of Dorado Beach is truly remarkable and we look forward to sharing it with both returning and new guests,” George Sotelo, general manager of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, said in a statement. “We are delighted to continue to curate extraordinary experiences for our guests through new and meaningful journeys, as well as by encouraging them to rediscover the intrinsic beauty of Dorado Beach.”


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Puerto Rico's Legendary Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach Reopens
The celebrated property becomes the first ultra-luxury resort to welcome guests back to Puerto Rico.
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