Photo Courtesy of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is now accepting reservations for guest arrivals. The first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the Americas is set to open on December 12, 2012. The $342 million, 115-key oceanfront luxury resort is located on the footprints of the former Laurance Rockefeller estate. "We are thrilled to unveil this magnificent sanctuary in time for the holidays and 2013 season," said Alejandro Helbling, general manager of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. "Our discriminating, discerning customers will find Dorado Beach's unspoiled natural beauty, heritage and world-class offerings exceptionally alluring, making it the perfect destination to debut the first reserve in the Americas." Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, sets on three miles of Caribbean coastline with 1,400 acres. There are 100 guestrooms and 14 suites, all located on the beach, plus Su Casa, a four-bedroom beachfront VIP villa. Dorado Beach also features a five-acre botanical spa; a restaurant by award winning Chef Jose Andres; and an Eco-educational Ambassadors of the Environment program by Jean-Michel Cousteau. High season rates start at $1,600 per night.