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Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Opens in Dec. in Puerto Rico

By November 5, 2012

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Room at Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Dorado Beach Puerto RicoOn Dec. 12, 2012, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve will officially be open for business in Puerto Rico. This high-end resort is located on the former Laurance Rockefeller estate on Dorado Beach, will be the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve property in the Caribbean, and in fact only the second in the world (the first is on Phulay Bay in Krabi, Thailand).

For $1,600 a night, guests should receive treatment fit for royalty.

Situated on three miles of Caribbean coastline and 1,400 acres, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve includes 100 guestrooms and 14 one-bedroom suites, all directly on the beach, plus Su Casa, the original plantation hacienda, which has been renovated back to its original 1920s style to serve as a four-bedroom beachfront VIP villa.

Dorado Beach also features a five-acre 'botanical' spa; a restaurant by award winning chef José Andrés; and an eco-educational Ambassadors of the Environment program by Jean-Michel Cousteau.

The resort boasts, "unspoiled natural beauty, heritage and world-class offerings," according to Alejandro Helbling, general manager of Dorado Beach.

Reservations for Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve opened on Oct. 8, 2012. Visit www.ritzcarlton.com or call 800-241-3333 for more information.

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