Celebrated property becomes the first ultra-luxury resort to welcome guests back to Puerto Rico
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve officially reopens today, marking an exciting chapter in the property's rich legacy as well as in the recovery and resurgence of Puerto Rico. Following a meticulous restoration, Dorado Beach emerges more spectacular than ever, featuring expanded offerings, amenities and facilities, allowing the celebrated resort to continue to create transformative and personal journeys for all guests.
As a part of Marriott International, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve has partnered with musical artist and philanthropist Lin-Manual Miranda to support his work in stimulating the Puerto Rican economy and preserving the country's culture by strengthening and sustaining the local arts community. Throughout the resort's opening season, starting 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.
"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."
Guests returning to Dorado Beach will find each of the property's 114 beachfront guestrooms and suites 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.
"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, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. "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."
Encanto Beach Club Bar & Grill will introduce a refreshed dinner menu featuring coastal cuisine that highlights authentic dishes from the Mediterranean. The property's chic beachside restaurant, Positivo Sandbar, will debut an Omakase & Ceviche bar situated directly on the sand for relaxed, oceanside dining. Dorado Beach's highly-anticipated new signature restaurant and bar, COA, will be revealed in mid-December 2018.
The award-winning Spa Botánico has been fully revitalized for guests to unwind in serenity and comfort. 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 also 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.
More information and reservations for Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve can be found at www.doradobeachreserve.com.
About Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Dorado Beach is a sanctuary of magnificence and tranquility, tucked away on Puerto Rico's Atlantic coast. Situated on 1,400 acres of the former Laurance Rockefeller estate, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is an intimate refuge offering a true sense of barefoot elegance. Created as an open-air enclave infused with references to the surrounding natural landscape and diverse culture, Dorado Beach is a true luxury sanctuary designed to allure the world's most discerning travelers through a bevy of one-of-a-kind lifestyle activities. Guests can also unwind at the award-winning Spa Botánico, a five-acre spa sanctuary built on a pineapple field that blends Puerto Rican ingredients and soothing indigenous traditions to impart a holistic sense of well-being.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,700 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 130 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com
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