The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has announced the opening of its second Reserve property, on Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico.
The Reserve is a signature boutique resort brand of the group operated in select picturesque locations; the first resort under the brand is in Phulay Bay in Thailand on the Andaman Sea.
The new Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico is located on 1,400 acres of the former Laurance Rockefeller estate.
Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company president and COO Herve Humler said: "Reflective of Laurance Rockefeller’s vision from more than 50 years ago of a natural sanctuary, the island is a combination of historical charm and metropolitan life blending serenity and a pristine backdrop, a perfect location for the Ritz-Carlton Reserve experience."
Created as an open-air enclave, the resort includes 100 guestrooms and 14 one-bedroom suites on the beach. The rooms have floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that provide ocean views, outdoor shower gardens, indoor showers, individual infinity-edge pools, rooftop pools and cabanas.
The luxury resort includes a four-bedroom VIP villa, Su Casa, with palm trees, gardens, a private infinity edge pool and a cigar veranda. Originally built in the 1920s, the building underwent a multimillion dollar restoration.
Spa Botanico, a five-acre botanical wellness centre, offers a mix of ancient and modern treatments, warm and cool pools, waterfall showers, glass-walled treatment pavilions and open air treehouse platforms.
The dining options include the signature Mi Casa restaurant, Positivo Sand Bar, Encanto Beach Club Bar & Grill, and La Cocina Gourmet.