Dorado Beach,
A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico

 

Once a plantation owned by Laurance Rockefeller, this resort sustains its organic elegance while adding elements of adventure and luxury.

Guests are presented with a varied neutral palette that is accented with colors from the sand, sea, sky, jungle—and even the crabs that roam the beach with shells of green, blue, gold and ochre.

 
 
 Natural design elements are woven throughout, including stone, wood and plaster.

Natural design elements are woven throughout, including stone, wood and plaster.

 Expanses of glass preserve the breathtaking views and natural light.

Expanses of glass preserve the breathtaking views and natural light.

 Furniture is inspired by Mid-century design, with an updated form and finish appropriate for the beach.

Furniture is inspired by Mid-century design, with an updated form and finish appropriate for the beach.


The Guestrooms

Steps away from the beach, the connection between the guest and the ocean is unparalleled.

 Traditional Taino symbols and influences, native to the island, can be found in the textile patterns on the bed throws, accent pillows and rugs.

Traditional Taino symbols and influences, native to the island, can be found in the textile patterns on the bed throws, accent pillows and rugs.

 The bed, resting in the center of the room, faces the ocean.

The bed, resting in the center of the room, faces the ocean.

 Travertine floors evoke the movement of the water in the veining patterns, while woodwork is a warm contrast to the light flooding in.

Travertine floors evoke the movement of the water in the veining patterns, while woodwork is a warm contrast to the light flooding in.


The Natural Connection

The interior design takes full advantage of the view and emphasizes the relationship between the indoors and outdoors.

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 The outdoor stone cladding subtly wraps into the indoor space.

The outdoor stone cladding subtly wraps into the indoor space.

 Design incorporates a sliding door system that frames the view without taking up visual or physical space when not in use.

Design incorporates a sliding door system that frames the view without taking up visual or physical space when not in use.

 The exterior terrace contains a multi-colored ceramic tiled plunge pool that can be enjoyed in private.

The exterior terrace contains a multi-colored ceramic tiled plunge pool that can be enjoyed in private.


The Bathrooms

A garden inside and out, the bathrooms are private and spacious, with a freestanding bathtub floating within the space.

 Finishes include white marble vanity tops, mahogany wood millwork, colored glass mosaic tiles and polished chrome Kohler bath fixtures.

Finishes include white marble vanity tops, mahogany wood millwork, colored glass mosaic tiles and polished chrome Kohler bath fixtures.

 A glass wall divides the indoor bathroom and the private shower garden, which is positioned on a pebble floor.

A glass wall divides the indoor bathroom and the private shower garden, which is positioned on a pebble floor.


The Artwork

Original artwork peppers the spaces, along with custom furniture.

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Scope of Work

  • Guestrooms
  • Suites
  • Corridors
  • All-Day dining restaurant/café
  • Wine room
  • Specialty restaurant
  • Lobby lounge
  • Pool area
  • Lobby
  • Prefunction area
  • Ballroom
  • Board rooms
  • Meeting rooms
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Retail
  • Business center
  • Public restooms

Awards

  • Forbes Five Star Hotel Award
  • Forbes Five Star Spa Award
  • AAA Five Diamond Award
  • Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards – Top Resorts
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold List
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Award
  • U.S. News & World Report – Top 20 Best Hotels, Carribean and Mexico, and Best Hotels in Puerto Rico
  • International Property Award, Americas – Best Hotel Interior
  • Urban Land Institute Vision Award – Project of the Year 2013