The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and Dorado Beach Resort announce Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. More than 50 years ago, Laurance S. Rockefeller introduced the world to the ‘luxury island resort’ when he opened his eco-friendly RockResorts, including Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico. Now, the Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a 115-key oceanfront hotel and residences, is set to open in December 2012. The developers of the Dorado Beach Resort are also creating West Beach and East Beach, the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve branded Residences showcasing both luxury and sustainability.
Herve Humler, president and chief operations officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. describes, “With world-class golf, a lush forest environment, and some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, Dorado Beach is the perfect setting to debut the first Reserve experience in the Americas. [. . .] Blending serenity, a secluded landscape and a wealth of recreational options, the resort will reflect the original developer Laurance Rockefeller’s vision more than 50 years ago of a natural sanctuary in one of the Caribbean’s most pristine island locations.”
Dorado Beach will also include a five-acre, ‘botanical’ spa; a new Beach Club; and a Wind and Waves center featuring Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment, a program to provide innovative, hands-on eco-adventures for adults, teens and children using Dorado Beach as a natural classroom.