Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is nearing its reopening next month—October 1, to be exact. The property has been closed for renovations since Hurricane Maria last September, which devastated the entire island of Puerto Rico.
There was no structural damage to the property, so all updates were aesthetic; although all rooms and public spaces will look “new,” according to an announcement from the resort. Each of the resort’s 114 beachfront guestrooms and suites will display a new color palette, furniture, fabrics and more. The Ritz-Carlton also added king beds to each room, including the former queen/queen rooms, making them king/kings, now.
Su Casa, the property’s five-bedroom villa, which was originally home to Clara Livingston, is being fully modernized “while retaining its unique character and appeal.”
Outside, the Reserve’s sprawling grounds will see the addition of more than 300,000 new flora and fauna.
Dorado Beach will also debut several new dining concepts. The resort’s signature restaurant and bar is being reimagined with a grill theme, scheduled to debut mid-November. Meanwhile, the family-friendly poolside restaurant, Encanto Beach Club Bar & Grill, will now offer coastal cuisine, highlighting fresh seafood and authentic dishes from the Mediterranean, while the lunch menu will feature lighter. The beachside restaurant, Positivo Sandbar, will debut a highly anticipated Omakase & Ceviche Bar. For guests who wish to connect with the local culture through food, La Cocina Culinary Center will continue to host cooking classes and private dinners while expanding on its popular Fresh Market concept.
Spa Botánico is also being fully revitalized to meet the needs of the modern luxury traveler. In addition to a bespoke, locally inspired treatment menu and handmade products that are made the on-site, the facility will see a new spa cuisine concept which will elevate the wellness experience this fall. Additionally, the Fitness Center and Movement Studio had the latest cardio and weight equipment installed, while the retail spaces will welcome two new boutiques.
The resort says the reopening marks a significant milestone in the overall recovery and resurgence of Puerto Rico.