SB Architects is pleased to announce the opening of Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, in Dorado, Puerto Rico. The SB Architects-designed resort, which opened on December 12, is the second Ritz Carlton Reserve property in the world and the first in the Western Hemisphere. Located on one of the most desirable and naturally beautiful sites in the Caribbean, the property has been designed to provide a six-star ultra-luxury experience with an emphasis on sustainability and environmental stewardship.
Set amid 1,400 acres of the former estate of Laurence Rockefeller, Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve includes 100 guest rooms and 14 one-bedroom suites, all set directly on the beach, as well as Su Casa – the original plantation hacienda – which has been renovated to serve as a four-bedroom VIP villa. When complete, the resort will include a world-class spa, beach and golf-oriented condominiums and townhomes, several grand villas, a beach club and golf club.
Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve embodies the elements, philosophy and site-sensitive, authentic approach to design that are the hallmark of this new brand. As the designer of this ground-breaking resort, SB Architects is helping to define the new Reserve brand through design, and creating a new definition of luxury for Puerto Rico in the process. SB Architects has been a leading figure in Puerto Rico’s emergence as one of the Caribbean’s most desirable destinations. Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is the design firm’s third luxury property to open on this Caribbean Island - a burgeoning resort destination - in the past several years. The San Francisco and Miami-based firm also has designed the hugely successful Bahia Beach Golf Resort, anchored by the St. Regis Bahia Beach, and has orchestrated the renovation of the Ritz-Carlton San Juan.