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 Gansevoort Hotel Group to Operate the 91 room Gansevoort Turks & Caicos, 
a Wymara Resort in Turks & Caicos Islands
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NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2008 - Following the success of the flagship Hotel Gansevoort in Manhattan and the opening of Gansevoort South Hotel, Spa and Residences in South Beach, Gansevoort Hotel Group (www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com) continues to expand its brand with third party management ventures in Turks & Caicos Islands, Toronto and Chicago. Gansevoort Turks & Caicos, a Wymara Resort, will debut in March 2009, followed by Gansevoort Toronto and Gansevoort Chicago both in 2011.
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Gansevoort Turks & Caicos, a Wymara Resort, is a 91-room luxury property developed by Apollo Development Company. Located on the western section of Grace Bay Beach, the property boasts expansive beachfront along reef-protected ocean waters. Grace Bay Beach is situated on Providenciales, the main island in a 40-island chain that collectively make up Turks & Caicos Islands. Providenciales airport, less than 15 minutes from the property, offers direct flights several times a day from Miami, New York, Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia, London, Toronto and Montreal.

Gansevoort Hotel Group, known for offering everything under one roof, will feature Bagatelle Bistrot and Beach Club as well as a beachfront Exhale Spa at its new Turks & Caicos location. Bagatelle Bistrot by The ONE Group will serve as the property's gourmet dining destination along with Bagatelle Beach Club, a day and night beach bar concept. Exhale Spa will bring unique spa treatments, its trademark Core Fusion(TM) classes and innovative training methods to the resort. Along with a fully-equipped fitness center, the spa will offer classes and treatments in its beachfront pavilion. Fusing Caribbean and contemporary styles, the resort will feature a 7,000 square foot infinity edge pool that includes "lounging islands" which appear to float on the water. By day, these islands can be used for sunning and relaxing and by night, will serve as intimate, candle-lit dining areas. 
 

27 September, 2007 – Apollo Development Ltd. today changed the name of the luxury condominium / hotel it is building in Grace Bay from The Watermark to Wymara. The property is the first and only member of The Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Known internationally for superior quality, service and luxury standards, the Preferred Hotel Group includes more than 300 hotels in 52 countries and already includes a property named The Watermark. To avoid confusion and ensure the resort is distinguished within the global market, the developers chose to change the name.

Focus group research showed that the name Wymara evokes a sense of tranquility and individuality with a touch of the exotic – the same qualities that the developers want to associate with the property and today’s vacationers are seeking. http://www.wymara.com/

Gansevoort Turks & Caicos will also provide beach and poolside catering, concierge services, water sports activities and complimentary wireless throughout the property. Rates begin at $450 per night.

About Gansevoort Hotel Group 

GHG, the developers of the flagship Gansevoort Hotel in New York City, is led by William and Michael Achenbaum and partner Arik Kislin. Their second hotel, Gansevoort South in Miami, opened in early 2008 and a third hotel property, Gansevoort Park in New York City, will open Spring 2010. For more information, please visit www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com. 

About Apollo Ventures Ltd.

Based in Turks & Caicos Islands, Apollo Developments Ltd. is the developer of Gansevoort Turks & Caicos, a Wymara Resort. The project principals, Robert Ayer and Sean Sullivan, are both residents of the Turks & Caicos Islands and are seasoned business and development experts. Apollo‘s mission is to develop world-class properties that are unique to their destination and provide owners an outstanding return on investment. Mr. Ayer, the project‘s manager, has previously worked on commercial development and construction in a dynamic family business in Canada and has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean evaluating hospitality real estate development opportunities before settling upon Providenciales for the Gansevoort Turks & Caicos project. The company‘s shareholders are individual investors from Turks & Caicos, Bermuda, Canada and the United States. For more information, please visit www.wymara.com.

Gansevoort Turks & Caicos is a member of Preferred Hotel Group, www.preferredhotels.com.

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Contact:

Gansevoort Hotel Group
http://www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com
 
 

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Also See: Developers and Hoteliers Behind the Grace Bay Club in Turks and Caicos Planning to Expand Brand / November 2008
Oceanpoint Developments Ltd Appoints Mark A. Elawadi as Managing Director at Turks & Caicos' Third Turtle Club & Spa; Rockresorts Selected to Operate the Property Expected to Open in 2011 / March 2008

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