CEO & Principal
Mark Durliat is driven by his desire to create a legacy of excellence and opportunity where none existed. His ability to identify talented individuals who share his vision has allowed him to achieve exceptional results.
A dynamic and inspiring leader, Mark’s distinct and compelling vision was built on his experiences gained around the world. Having graduated from USC with majors in Business and French, he seized his first opportunity to travel abroad. He initially moved to Paris, where a fortunate meeting with Gary Player forever changed his career path. From this encounter, he travelled to South Africa, where he began developing master-planned communities, as well as residential and hospitality properties.
Driven to create a distinctive destination in the Caribbean, Mark set off to find the right opportunity in the right location. After ten months of searching, he discovered a hidden gem called Turks and Caicos. Here, he found that rare combination of perfection and potential, and planted the seed for his vision. He purchased Grace Bay Club, when it was just a small, 20-plus-room hotel. Today calling Turks and Caicos his home, he continues to lead and inspire the growth and ongoing innovation of Grace Bay Resorts through his foresight and dedication to this location and its people.
Mark’s goal is to build the company into one that manages ten luxury resort and residential properties in Turks and Caicos and in the Caribbean region, with each resort and residence providing the customer-focused, handmade experiences that define the Grace Bay Resorts brand.