News for the Hospitality Executive
Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (June 11, 2012) –The Sands at Grace Bay resort situated on Providenciales’ world-famous Grace Bay Beach has made several property-wide enhancements that will be completed before the busy winter travel season. The resort’s award-winning Hemingway’s Beachfront Restaurant has added an expansive retractable awning that offers guests additional shade from the sun and an even more enjoyable open-air dining experience just steps away from the beach. A newly installed heater in the resort’s main swimming pool will keep guests comfortably warm during the cooler months. Additionally, the resort has undertaken a green initiative by installing an environmentally friendly Bionest wastewater treatment system to irrigate the lush resort grounds and gardens.
Scheduled for completion by December 2012, all 114 luxurious studio and suite accommodations are receiving the following bathroom enhancements: Travertine stone shower, bathtub, flooring and baseboards; Kohler fixtures; curved shower curtain rods; cast iron slip resistant bathtubs; and a fresh coat of paint. And finally, The Sands at Grace Bay has added stand-up paddleboards to their wide array of complimentary guest offerings, which include free use of kayaks, Hobie Cats, snorkeling and windsurfing gear, and bicycles.
“We are continuously trying to improve upon our luxurious resort accommodations and maximize our guest experiences during their stay with us,” said Mona Beeson, General Manager of The Sands at Grace Bay. “We are delighted with our growing number of repeat guests who continue to call our property their “home away from home,” as well as the increasing number of new guests who are choosing to stay at our resort. We are excited to bring even greater value to return guests and new travelers who will be staying with us this fall and winter.”
Not only has The Sands at Grace Bay enjoyed a record number of guest bookings over the past year, but the resort has also earned several prestigious awards recognizing its dedicated employees and impeccable service, popular restaurant and outstanding guest reviews. The Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association awarded two employees of The Sands at Grace Bay the prestigious, “Employee of the Year” and the “Heart of Hospitality” awards during the 2011 Star Awards. Additionally, the resort’s Hemingway’s Restaurant was named “Restaurant of the Year” at the 8th Annual Turks & Caicos Conch Festival held in November 2011. And finally, The Sands at Grace Bay received the prestigious TripAdvisor 2012 “Certificate of Excellence” award for consistently achieving outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.
For more information on the resort and for current announcements and special travel offers, visit www.thesandstc.com. The Sands at Grace Bay is currently offering a 4th Night Free promotion applicable for all room categories, for travel to the resort now through December 22, 2012.
About The Sands at Grace Bay
The Sands at Grace Bay is situated on the world-renowned 12-mile crescent of powdery white sand known as Grace Bay Beach – voted the #1 Beach & Sun Destination In The World by Trip Advisor’s ‘Traveler’s Choice’ Awards. This gracious, family-friendly 114-room resort located on six oceanfront acres offers accommodations in studios and 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom suites ranging from 1,000 to 1,600 square feet, all of which combine comfort-focused amenities and spectacular natural surroundings. Suites also come with fully equipped kitchens appointed with stainless appliances, granite countertops, coffee makers and more. The Sands at Grace Bay is the home of Hemingway’s Restaurant and Bar - a legendary beach-side venue and local favorite - where guests can enjoy gourmet selections and island specialties seven days a week. Spa treatments by Spa Tropique are also available by appointment.
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