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Dorado Beach, Ritz-Carlton gets Forbes 5-star rating

The $342 million property is designed to attract the wealthiest of clients, with rates starting at $1,499 per night. (Credit: © Mauricio Pascual) The $342 million Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton property is designed to attract the wealthiest of clients. (Credit: © Mauricio Pascual)

The Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve has received a five-star rating from the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide, joining several independent boutique properties in the Caribbean as first-time recipients.

The 58th list of worldwide “Star Rating” recipients, included 42 new five-star hotels, 101 new four-star hotels and 57 new hotels in the “recommended” category, Forbes said.

“We are delighted to recognize the 2016 Star Rating recipients, a phenomenal group of hotels, restaurants and spas,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “These properties set an unimpeachable standard of excellence in hospitality at a moment when the proliferation of voices claiming to provide unbiased ratings online is exploding.”

Forbes Travel Guide now rates properties in 29 countries throughout The Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region and expects to double its size again in the next year with expansion into the Middle East and Africa. The 2016 Five-Star hotel winners now total 154 — the most in Forbes Travel Guide’s history.

“With Forbes Travel Guide-rated properties, there is no ambiguity, no doubt: based on a stringent set of standards developed and refined over six decades, our ratings are now accepted and embraced worldwide,” Inzerillo said.

The Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve opened in December 2012, following a $342 million investment, as this media outlet reported.

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