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Grace Bay Resorts Names John Vasatka as General Manager
for The 168-room Veranda Resort in Turks and Caicos

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos (February 7, 2012) – Grace Bay Resorts, the internationally acclaimed operator behind Grace Bay Club and The Veranda Resort, continues to expand its talent pool with the addition of John Vasatka as General Manager for the five-star, fully-inclusive Veranda Resort.

With 28 years of international hospitality experience, Vasatka is well-suited to oversee all operations and guest services for the 168-room, 10-acre property, including eight private beachfront villas, Marin, the resort’s signature beachfront restaurant with second-floor Sky Lounge, Sabai Spa by Elemis, VIK Kids Town, three swimming pools, a tennis court and meeting facilities.

“We could not be more thrilled to have John Vasatka join our award-winning team at The Veranda,” says Nikheel Advani, Chief Operating Officer and Principal, Grace Bay Resorts. “We are fortunate to have attracted someone like John, given his extensive background with Amanresorts, a company that prides itself on unparalleled service. Grace Bay Club has redefined the service standard in Turks & Caicos and by joining forces with John, we can lead the service experience in the Caribbean and continue to deliver on our promise of creating lifelong memories for all of our guests.”

Prior to joining The Veranda Resort, Vasatka worked intently with five Amanresorts across the globe, including Amanresorts, Amman, Jordan (pre-opening), Amanyara, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, (opening and subsequent operations), Amanwella, Tangalle, Sri Lanka (opening), Amanpulo, Philippines and Amanpuri, Phuket, Thailand, Amanresort’s flagship property. His experience also includes serving as Resident Manager at Little Dix Bay, A Rosewood Resort, Virgin Gorda, B.V.I, and Boca Beach Club General Manager at Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Florida.

Vasatka holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota. He also participated in international programs at University of Aalborg, Denmark and University of Newcastle, England, in conjunction with St. Cloud State University.  He currently resides in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.

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. www.gracebayresorts.com
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