After Hurricane Maria hiatus, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve to reopen in October
SAN JUAN – Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve has announced that after a hiatus that began following Hurricane Maria, the property will reopen in October after its revamp after is finished.
The ultra-luxury resort’s expanded facilities will add to the resort’s 114 beachfront guestrooms and suites, which were repainted, and “more than 300,000 new flora and fauna” have been added to the grounds, according to the announcement.
“October 2018 marks an exciting next chapter in the legendary history of our Reserve. I am extraordinarily proud of our Ladies and Gentlemen, who have lovingly restored our treasured property with the same heartfelt care they show our guests,” George Sotelo, the property’s general manager, said in a recent press release.
Among the changes being made at the property, Su Casa, a five-bedroom villa that was home to the historical figure Clara Livingston, is being modernized while retaining its character.
The resort’s signature restaurant and bar “is being reimagined with an exciting new concept scheduled to debut in mid-November.” Its poolside restaurant, Encanto Beach Club Bar & Grill, will offer new menus. The beachside restaurant, Positivo Sandbar, will have the Omakase & Ceviche Bar. And La Cocina Culinary Center will continue to offer cooking classes and private dinners “while expanding on its popular Fresh Market concept.”
Spa Botánico, a five-acre spa built on a pineapple field, will offer a new cuisine concept as well. Additionally, the Fitness Center and Movement Studio will have new cardio and weight equipment, while two new boutiques will open.
Dorado’s is the second Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the world. Parent company Marriott International says the brand sets itself apart for its “prestigious properties.” Dorado Beach opened in December 2012 on 1,400 acres of the former Laurance Rockefeller estate in the town’s coast.