Built by in the 1950s by Laurance S. Rockefeller, the hotel lost its lustre in the he hotel slowly decayed throughout the 1980s, and closed in 2006. The along came Ritz-Carlton and in 2012 the glamour was back. The 114 rooms and suites in the newly redesigned Dorado Beach takes their cues from the mid-century design of Rockefeller’s original resort. With a few very 21st century additions: Each room has direct access to the hotel’s private white sand beach, and every ground-floor unit has its own plunge pool. For the ultimate stay book into Su Casa Dorado Beach are held with such reverence as Su Casa, which served as Clara Livingston’s beloved residence from 1928 - 1955. Guests can experience the original Spanish hacienda restored to its original 1920s grandeur, an expansive 8,000-square-foot, five-bedroom villa, complete with a private concierge and extraordinary oceanfront views.