by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 02, 2018
The 114-room Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, has reopened, following a restoration to repair damage sustained last year during Hurricane Maria. Each of the property's guest rooms has been updated, and the expansive grounds, part of the 1,400 acres that made up the former Laurance Rockefeller estate, have been landscaped with more than 300,000 new plant species.
The property's Encanto Beach Club Bar & Grill will introduce a refreshed dinner menu featuring coastal cuisine that highlights authentic dishes from the Mediterranean; while the beachside restaurant, Positivo Sandbar, will unveil its Omakase & Ceviche bar. Dorado Beach's new signature restaurant and bar, COA, will debut in mid-December. Spa Botánico has been fully renovated and will offer new treatments, in addition to its signature offerings, and will introduce a spa-cuisine concept. Su Casa, Dorado Beach's unique five-bedroom villa, will be unveiled in mid-December after a renovation modernizing the space is completed. The property offers three meeting and event spaces: a ballroom, a boardroom and a gazebo.
 
"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."
 
George Sotelo, general manager of the resort, said, "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. 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."