Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Earns Top Design Honors by Virtuoso Prestigious Best of the Best Award Pays Tribute to the First Reserve in the Americas

MIAMI, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company's "consistently inconsistent" unique design philosophy, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve ranks best in the world by Virtuoso, the preeminent travel network, earning Best of the Best for Achievement in Design. Embracing the global leader in luxury hospitality's dedicated aesthetic of hotels by design, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is an open-air enclave blending the surrounding natural landscape and minimal style for an authentic sense of place.

Personified by exceptional design befitting of its location, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve redefines luxury travel experiences, embodying the elements, philosophy and innovative design that are the hallmarks of Reserve, an exclusive collection of bespoke properties. The unique architectural character emphasizes Laurance Rockefeller's environmental concepts, while referencing inspiration from both nature and Puerto Rico's rich culture for a contemporary style and distinctive aesthetic.

"We are truly honored to have this award bestowed for the hotel's design. The vision for Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a synthesis of history and nature speaking directly to the property's legacy while creating a unique architectural style that's unlike anywhere else in the world," said Alejandro Helbling, General Manager for Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. "The design's aim is to capture a timeless sanctuary accentuated by an affinity for the outdoors while remaining luxuriously understated," he added.

"We want the guest to walk away with a memory for a lifetime – a visual and emotional memory that captures every detail that the design team has so carefully crafted," stated Scott Lee, President and Principal of SB Architects, designers of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. "Yet it should transcend those details so that the memory becomes simply a remembrance of perfection."

Experience Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve and its bevy of one-of-a-kind luxury experiences with rates from $719 per night. Reservations can be made through travel professionals, on or by calling 800-241-3333. For more information, visit   

Verona Carter
Area Director of Public Relations
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
(786) 470-3434

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