Developers & Team
The visionaries of Dorado Beach resort have worked together in harmony since the mid-1950s and that tradition continues today with our development partners, who are among the world's most respected in their disciplines, showing a deep commitment for all life on the land and in the sea. This shared vision of respect for the environment; a desire to live without complication and to spend time with family and friends has helped make Dorado Beach the finest destination in the Caribbean for families seeking to enjoy life time.
CPG Real Estate is the leading US-based private equity real estate company with a dedicated investment focus in Latin America and the Caribbean. CPG has acquired over $2.5 billion worth of real estate assets through numerous partnerships and a private fund sponsored by CPG and Goldman Sachs, since its founding in 1998. Headquartered in New York, NY, and with additional offices in West Palm Beach and Puerto Rico, CPG provides acquisition, asset management, and property leasing services.
CPG's current portfolio consists of assets across six countries and includes 9 hotels and resorts, and over 3 million square feet of commercial property. CPG has an exceptional investment track record in the region and has forged multiple proprietary relationships with institutional partners, lending institutions and local market participants.
As of June 30, 2014, CPG has invested more than $1.0 billion of capital in over $5.0 billion of transactions through various CPG-sponsored ventures, including a discretionary institutional real estate fund and standalone investment partnerships on behalf of real estate investment advisors, hedge funds, family offices and high net worth individuals.
PRISA Group (PRISA) is a family-owned, Puerto Rico-based developer and builder of green residential communities and luxury hospitality projects with more than 500 employees and 6,000 units in various stages of planning and construction, representing a value of over $3 billion. Caribbean Business named PRISA Group Puerto Rico's Largest Homebuilder in 2008. The company has been involved with Dorado Beach for over 20 years, originally as partners of the Chicago-based Pritzker family, with two projects: Dorado Beach East and Plantation Resort Residences at Dorado Beach.
With more than 38 years of experience, under the leadership of its founder and Chairman, Federico "Friedel" Stubbe, PRISA Group has delivered over 2,500 units in the last 15 years and currently develops projects in Dorado, Vega Alta, Gurabo, San Lorenzo, and To a Alta, Puerto Rico, as well as in Tampa, Florida. PRISA Group has received numerous awards, including Builder Member of the Decade and three Master Planned Community of the Year Awards by the National Association of Home Builders Puerto Rico Chapter, as well as the highest honor bestowed upon Puerto Rico developer, the Frank Ramirez de Arellano Award.
PRISA has been a pioneer in developing green communities and resorts in Puerto Rico. PRISA's strong belief in environmentally responsible development is the firm's core value that has shaped the planning, design and construction of all of its developments. To date, all of PRISA's developments have maintained a 50% green area footprint. PRISA is an innovator in green land development practices, its designs focus on functional, sustainable landscaping, storm water retention and aquifer recharge, and creating habitats were people can enjoy and be a part of nature.
Bill Bensley, Landscape Architecture
Hailed as the "king of exotic luxury resorts" by Time Magazine, Bill Bensley is a multi-award winning landscape architect who has worked on prestigious projects across the world including top spas, resorts, private homes and residential developments. Prior to starting his own studio in 1989, Bensley worked as an author and photographer at American landscape architectural firm Belt Collins. A desire to have heaps of creative fun has fueled the creation of his prolific portfolio, which includes more than 100 resorts in 26 countries.
Robert Trent Jones, Jr. – Golf Course Developer
Robert Trent Jones, Jr. had the honor and privilege to renovate the East Course at Dorado Beach back to his father's original layout; some 53 years after its debut. The East Course reopened in late 2011.
Robert, Jr. learned about the game of golf at Winged Foot Golf Club from the legendary Tommy Armour. After studying at Yale and Stanford, he graduated into the family business. His earliest experience was working beside his father on the legendary Spyglass Hill in the 1960's. After apprenticing with his father for several years, becoming vice president of the company and assuming control of West Coast operations, Jones, Jr. eventually expanded the company's business to Asia with his debut international effort, Bangkok's Navatanee Golf Course. This foray across the ocean represented the first of hundreds of international course designs he would create in the ensuing years as he matured into a great artist. In 1972, he left his father's firm and set out on his own by founding Robert Trent Jones II golf course architects. In a career spanning more than four decades, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. has designed more than 270 golf courses in more than 40 countries on six continents.
Jones is a member of the California Golf Hall of Fame; and a long-standing member, former president, and current board member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects.
Dorado Beach Designers
Hotel Architectural Design
SB Architects, Miami, Florida
Notable projects: Fisher Island, Miami Beach, Florida; Calistoga Ranch, Napa, California; Bisun Resort Residences, Hainan Island, China
Hotel Interior Design
Wilson Associates, Dallas, Texas
Notable projects: Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Eden Rock, Miami Beach, Florida; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Landscape and Spa Design
Bensley Design Studios, Bangkok, Thailand
Notable projects: Four Seasons, Koh Samui, Thailand; Indigo Pearl, Phuket, Thailand; Four Seasons Hualalai, Kona, Hawaii
Design, New York, New York
Notable projects: DANIEL, New York, New York; Aureole, New York, New York; Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, Nevada
Golf Course Renovation
Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Palo Alto, California
Notable projects: Chambers Bay, Puget Sound, Washington; The Links at Spanish Bay, Monterey, California; The Prince Course, Princeville, Hawaii
Su Casa Renovation
Otto Reyes-Casanova, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Notable projects: Musee d'Arts Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Horned Dorset Primavera Hotel, Rincon, Puerto Rico
Civil, Structural, Mechanical Design
CMA Engineering Inc., San Juan, Puerto Rico
Notable projects: St. Regis Bahia Beach, Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico; Westin Rio Mar, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Tracy Lee, Miami, Florida
Notable projects: Auberge du Soleil Spa, Napa, California; Solage Spa, Calistoga, California
Art Production Fund and Marysol Nieves, New York, New York
Notable projects: The Whitney Biennial, New York, New York; The Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada; Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico