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Grace Bay Club Unveils New Modern Glass-Edge Infinity Pool
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (October 14, 2010) – Grace Bay Club, one of the Caribbean’s premier resorts, culminates its one million dollar renovation with an alluring adults-only, glass-edge, infinity pool and bar experience. Cutting-edge design combined with the highest level of luxury service brings Grace Bay Club guests an entirely new, sophisticated poolside experience for relaxation and play. The resort is also making significant enhancements to the existing Anani Spa, Fitness Center and Boutique. The redesign project, which will be complete in early November, infuses the resort with a more modern atmosphere while maintaining the classic beauty of its tropical surroundings.
“We take great pleasure in offering our loyal guests only the finest amenities, and year after year, we demonstrate this commitment by listening to our guests and learning about what is most important to them,” says Nikheel Advani, COO and Principal of Grace Bay Resorts. “The adults-only pool has been a unique feature of Grace Bay Club and one of the resort’s most defining experiences since opening in 1993, which is why we chose to focus on this impressive glass-edge infinity pool redesign as the highlight of our renovation project this year.”
Conceived and created by Miami-based boutique design firm Siskind, Carlson Partners, the group behind the Estate and the original Hotel at Grace Bay Club, the renovation brings guests an enchanting and private sanctuary with the added flair of contemporary art and design. More than twice the size of the original pool, the new resort focal point is anchored by a twelve-foot glass wall facing the brilliant turquoise water of Grace Bay, creating an almost aquarium-type experience. Its modern design, rarely seen in a Caribbean resort, features only a sleek translucent glass barrier between guests and the resort’s 1,100-foot view of beach frontage, the largest of any resort on Turks and Caicos.
The poolside enhancements also include an expansion and convenient connection to the resort’s famous Infiniti Bar, the longest bar in the Caribbean at 90 feet, stretching across Grace Bay Club to the shores of Grace Bay beach. The poolscape expansion now provides guests with additional oceanfront outdoor space for weddings and group events.
The resort’s renowned Anani Spa also received a contemporary, fresh redesign providing guests a more relaxing experience. The enhancements bring two new treatment rooms, one including an outdoor soaking tub for specialized treatments, fronted by a contemporary new fountain. The renovation also includes the expansion of its Relaxation Room and Manicure/Pedicure Room, as well as a complete redesign of the locker rooms. The design palette consists of white-washed wood tile, white lacquer wood finishes, contemporary white Corian vanities, translucent walls in the lobby, and elegant linen curtains to soften the treatment rooms’ aesthetic. The new spa merchandising area echoes the beauty and tranquility of Turks and Caicos’ tropical surroundings. The resort’s Fitness Center has also been completely renovated with new flooring, a bright color palette and four new Life Fitness treadmills.
“Despite the very challenging economic environment, we continue to reinvest substantial capital in enhancing this successful luxury resort,” commented Grace Bay Club CEO and Owner, Mark Durliat. “We believe that Turks & Caicos is one of the most promising and popular travel destinations in the entire Caribbean, and we will continue to execute our strategy based on a long term view, which only strengthens with the arrival of two newly announced Jet Blue flights direct from NYC and Boston in February 2011.”
For more information or reservations, please visit www.gracebayresorts.com or follow Grace Bay Club on Facebook, http://on.fb.me/aDC2uX, and Twitter, http://twitter.com/gracebayclub for the latest updates.
About Grace Bay Club
Perched on 11 acres of immaculate beachfront, the world renowned Grace Bay Club was the first luxury all-suite resort in Turks and Caicos, offering guests a haven for uninterrupted relaxation. The resort, divided into three separate sections for discerning travelers of all tastes includes: the adults-only Hotel area with private restaurant, bar, and swimming pool, the family-friendly Villas with their own restaurant, bar, and pool, in addition to the uber-luxe Estate, with a complete set of exclusive amenities.
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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