Resort Unveils Collection of 22 Custom-Designed Ultra-Elegant Residences and New Luxury Services
(Providenciales, Turks and Caicos) – As the luxury segment in Turks and Caicos continues to expand, Grace Bay Club recently unveiled their latest development – The Estate – a collection of 22 customdesigned ultra-elegant residences that opened in February 2009. The Estate concluded the $250 million expansion and renovation of the renowned boutique resort offering guests home-like accommodations and luxury amenities.
“Grace Bay Club was the first luxury resort in Providenciales and with its expansion continues to set the benchmark for all new developments to enter the region in recent years,” says Ralph Higgs, Director of Tourism for the Turks and Caicos Islands. “Grace Bay Club put the luxury segment of Turks and Caicos on the world map and The Estate will further solidify our destination as a leader in luxury travel. As a community, we are incredibly proud of the Grace Bay Club’s continued success that has encouraged other world-class brands to develop in our region. The launch of The Estate at Grace Bay Club will serve as a tremendous benefit to both our government and the Turks and Caicos community.”
As innovators in luxury travel, Grace Bay Club moved beyond the traditional hotel model with the creation of The Estate’s suites combining the service and amenities of a lavish hotel with the traditional comforts of home. Located adjacent to the Grace Bay Club, guests of the Estate enjoy exclusive access to a private Infinity Pool, luxury cabanas, and gourmet eatery Krave. Residences within The Estate range in size from a Junior Residence to a Penthouse Residence. Estate suites boast 11 foot ceilings and unobstructed ocean frontage.
Guests and owners at The Estate enjoy the most expansive of any residential condominiums available on Grace Bay Beach. Each unit spans 4500 square feet and offers both indoor and outdoor living space, three to four bedrooms, three to four bathrooms, a library/media room and open wraparound terrace.
In addition, units feature a private outdoor shower or private plunge pool, oversized ocean view showers, the finest in appliances from SubZero and Wolf, and surround sound by Bose.
“The Estate was created as a direct response to a continued demand from our guests for the very best in second home ownership and hotel accommodations, with the same luxury services and amenities they have come to expect from the Grace Bay Club,” says Mark Durliat, CEO of Grace Bay Resorts. “The Estate will define a new luxury experience for the region and we feel very fortunate to have the continued support from our government and community. Turks and Caicos is a luxury destination that prides itself on low density developments and exclusive destinations. The Estate is a chic, intimate experience unlike anything else this island has to offer.”
In addition to the residences, The Estate development includes a host of luxury amenities available to owners including a multi-tiered oceanfront pool, luxury cabanas and a Personal Concierge program. This intuitive service ensures that every stay at the Grace Bay Club caters to the individual tastes and needs of each guest.
The Estate pricing ranges from $3.5 million for a four bedroom residence to over $8 million for a single floor Penthouse residence. Project designers include world-renowned RTKL Associates, a design firm responsible for some of the most recognized resort and residential developments in the luxury sector including: Mandarin Oriental, Miami; Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas; Four Seasons, Indonesia. Both the Food and Beverage venues and luxury poolside cabanas at The Estate were designed by Keith Hobbs of United Designers of London, renowned for his designs for Nobu of London, The Clarence hotel in Ireland for rock band U2, residential homes for Donna Karan and Bruce Willis and the Metropolitan Hotel in London.
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.