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Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Officially Reopens

By on October 2, 2018

SAN JUAN – Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a luxury resort on 1,400 acres of the former Laurance Rockefeller estate in Dorado, Puerto Rico, officially reopened Monday after closing to restore the property in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. It now features expanded offerings, amenities and facilities.


As a part of Marriott International, Dorado Beach has partnered with musical artist and philanthropist Lin-Manual Miranda to support his work in stimulating the Puerto Rican economy and preserving the island’s culture by strengthening and sustaining the local arts community.

Throughout the resort’s opening season, which runs through February, Dorado Beach will donate $10 per room to Miranda’s Flamboyán Arts Fund, which supports Puerto Rico’s artistic community, including music, theater, visual arts, dance, literature, and youth arts education.

“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,” said Lisa Holladay, global brand leader for Ritz-Carlton Reserve. “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.”

The property’s 114 beachfront guestrooms and suites were “re-imagined with a thoughtful design and refreshed with a color palette that amplifies the natural beauty just beyond their doors. The expansive and lush landscape that makes up this special, rare estate has welcomed the addition of more than 300,000 new plant species, resulting in a truly tropical sensory experience,” the announcing release reads.

“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,” said George Sotelo, general manager of Dorado Beach. “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.”

The resort’s Encanto Beach Club Bar & Grill will introduce a dinner menu featuring “coastal cuisine that highlights authentic dishes from the Mediterranean.” The property’s beachside restaurant, Positivo Sandbar, will debut an Omakase & Ceviche bar for oceanside dining. Dorado Beach’s new signature restaurant and bar, COA, will open in mid-December.

The property’s 5-acre Spa Botánico, has been revitalized. The award-winning spa makes handcrafted products at its on-site apothecary. A “spa cuisine” concept will be introduced as well.

Su Casa, a five-bedroom villa that was the home of historical figure Clara Livingston, will begin receiving guests starting in mid-December, “after completing a renovation that will fully modernize the space while maintaining its historical significance and personality.”

After Hurricane Maria hiatus, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve to reopen in October

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