Today the Dorado Beach Ritz-Carlton Reserve luxury hotel in Dorado reopens its doors, after a closure of three and a half months due to the pandemic of COVID-19.
The inn restarts operations with an offer only for residents of Puerto Rico, available for reservations from July 1 to November 7, which includes a special rate for stays of a minimum of three nights, breakfast for two, parking for one vehicle and elimination of the daily resort fee.
Its first weekend in operations, which coincides with the July 4 holiday, United States Independence Day, will have an occupancy rate of 70%, judging by the reservations already made, George Sotelo, general manager, reported yesterday. of the hostelry, in written statements. For the rest of the month, it anticipates an occupancy of 50%.
“We will start receiving guests from abroad from July 15”, indicated in reference to the date of the official reopening of the island to international tourism. He added that tourists from the northeastern United States have already made reservations, especially from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington DC.
“From July to November we will see an occupation similar to that of 2019. The passenger wants to travel to Puerto Rico looking for the advantage of our climate, our beauty and the security offered by a brand like Ritz-Carlton, which gives them meaning of security in the full implementation of the hygiene protocol ”, anticipated Sotelo.
Although the 114-room hotel had 475 employees before it closed due to a pandemic, it will reopen with 300 employees. “The rest will return little by little as we continue to open the amenities and increase occupancy,” reported the general manager.
He mentioned that the new hygiene protocol to prevent the spread of COVID-19 gives the guest the option if they want a plan without any type of interaction with the hotel staff and allows them to “check-in” or “check-out” through of an app to avoid physical contact. The temperature of each guest will also be verified upon arrival and they will be given a kit with disinfecting towels, hand sanitizer and a mask.
Sotelo stressed that the hotel facilities promote physical distance, as 60 rooms have a private pool.