Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve re-opens in October, following renovations required after last year’s devastating hurricane season.
The 144 beachfront guestrooms and suites feature new design accents inspired by the outdoor environment, which now boasts more than 300,000 new flora and fauna additions. The property’s five-bedroom villa is newly modernized while still retaining its historic character.
The signature restaurant and bar receives an update as well, though it re-opens in mid-November. Encanto Beach Club Bar & Grill, however, opens with the resort with a new dinner menu of coastal cuisine, Mediterranean recipes and lighter fare. The beachside restaurant Positive Sandbar now includes an omakase and ceviche bar.
The Forbes Five Star spa likewise receives new life, with a new spa cuisine concept, the latest cardio and weight equipment and retail space for accessory and gift boutiques.
“October 2018 marks an exciting next chapter in the legendary history of our Reserve. I am extraordinarily proud of our ladies and gentlemen, who have lovingly restored our treasured property with the same heartfelt care they show our guests,” said George Sotelo, general manager, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. “We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Dorado Beach as well as introducing the Reserve to a whole new set of guests experiencing the property for the first time.”
Thessaloniki is the second-largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, elegant and refined, the Greek “Lady of the North” is a modern, vivacious city that welcomes visitors eager to learn about its history and culture, and at the same time have fun, relax, go shopping or simply explore the cityscape by the sea.
Chef Philip Guardione used to spend his days and nights on Manhattan’s Prince and Spring streets, where his popular restaurants Piccola Cucina Enoteca and Piccola Cucina Osteria attract locals and tourists who love his Sicilian-inspired cuisine as well as the street scene in the vibrant SoHo neighborhood.
The New InterContinental San Juan is officially reopening next month. The opening marks the completion of the property’s first major renovation in more than 20 years.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
FOR THOSE OF US PASSIONATE about wellness pursuits and who feel most at peace close to the sea, there’s nothing quite like the synergy offered by a floating spa integrated into the setting of a luxurious cruise ship. I’m sailing through the Mediterranean from Rome to Barcelona, discovering along the way that the Crystal Life Spa & Beauty Salon on board the Crystal Serenity provides not only the element of high-end indulgence but also the cruise line’s signature commitment to attention and service.