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Grace Bay Club Earns High Honors in 2009 Travel+Leisure’s 14th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Famed Resort Awarded 12th Place in the Top 25 Caribbean Resorts by Travel+Leisure Readers

New York, NY (July 24, 2009) – Grace Bay Club was awarded the #12 ranking in the Top 25 Caribbean Resortscategory by the readers of Travel+Leisure in the magazine’s 14th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The famed hotel is the only property in Turks and Caicos to be included on the prestigious list.

“Service is now often the most important factor for travelers to consider when booking a vacation,” says Nikheel Advani, Chief Operating Officer of Grace Bay Resorts. “This great honor speaks to the continued dedication and commitment by our staff to provide guests with an experience and level of service that is simply unparalleled while maintaining the authentic Caribbean experience – a signature of the Grace Bay Club.”

The rankings are derived from the Travel+Leisure Readers’ Choice Survey asking readers to select their favorite hotels, spas, airlines, cruise lines, outfitters, cities and islands around the globe. Grace Bay Club received a score of 85.77 (out of a possible 100) in the survey.

The complete results of the awards can be found in the August issue of Travel+Leisure or on the magazine’s website at travelandleisure.com. Fore more information on Grace Bay Club, please visit www.gracebayclub.com.

About Grace Bay Club 
Perched on 11 acres of immaculate beachfront, Grace Bay Club was the first luxury hotel built in Turks and Caicos and has since set the benchmark for luxury development in the region. Founded in 1993, the storied 21-suite boutique resort was purchased in 2001 by a partnership group led by Mark Durliat. Following an extensive $250 million renovation in 2006, Grace Bay Club was reintroduced into the luxury market earning top acclaim including the award for #1 Hotel in Turks and Caicos from Travel + Leisure in 2007 and continuing its place on the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List for more than 10 years. A member of Leading Hotels of the World, Grace Bay Club offers guests a uniquely hands-on travel experience with a focus on luxury and service. A quiet haven for uninterrupted relaxation, the 82-suite resort is divided into two separate sections for discerning travelers of all tastes including: the adults-only Hotel at Grace Bay Club area with private restaurant, bars and swimming pool in addition to the family-friendly Villas at Grace Bay Club with their own restaurant, bar and pool. In 2007, Grace Bay Club introduced the award-winning Infiniti Bar and a collection of contemporary refinements to beachfront eateries Anacaona and Grill Rouge, elevating the dining experience in Turks and Caicos. Additional guest amenities include an expansive 5,000 square foot Anani Spa and Fitness Center and innovative Kid’s Town activities for families. Grace Bay Club introduced The Estate, a collection of 22 custom-designed ultra-elegant suites, in February 2009.

About Grace Bay Resorts 
Grace Bay Resorts is a boutique developer and operator of high-end, luxury resorts and branded residences, founded from its flagship property Grace Bay Club in Turks and Caicos which opened in 1993. Led by Mark Durliat and Nikheel Advani, the developers and hoteliers behind this renowned resort, and Michael Brewster, Managing Partner of Denver-based SV Capital Partners, Grace Bay Resorts provides development, branding and management for its brand and is expanding its award-winning services into other Caribbean destinations and Latin America, with a target of 10 properties in the next few years.

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