Grace Bay Resorts Acquires Point Grace Boutique Hotel in Turks And Caicos
Grace Bay Resorts announced last week that it will assume ownership and management of Point Grace, the boutique resort located less than a mile from Grace Bay Club on the award-winning Grace Bay Beach, effective immediately. The resort will be rebranded a Grace Bay Resort property and will retain the Point Grace name, with gradual improvements planned over the next several months.
Point Grace enjoys a world class location on Grace Bay Beach, consistently named the World’s Best Beach by leading travel publications such as Conde Nast Traveler,providing an extraordinary oceanfront experience to rival any Caribbean resort. With 35 luxuriously appointed suites, the resort blends Caribbean charm with modern,chic design. Point Grace currently operates two restaurants, Hutchings Restaurant, nestled in a tropical garden setting overlooking the pool, and Grace’s Cottage, a dinner-only restaurant with a diverse gourmet Caribbean menu. Point Grace also offers intimate spa experiences, a wide range of water activities and hand-made excursions.
“We are honored to have been selected by the resort’s longtime owner to assume this role and include Point Grace in the Grace Bay Resorts group. Our primary goal is protecting the storied legacy of this iconic property,” says Mark Durliat, Chief Executive Officer and Principal of Grace Bay Resorts. “The original owner was a true pioneer in establishing this idyllic luxury resort and its dedicated staff have done an incredible job of establishing its strong presence in the market place.”
As a Small Luxury Hotels of the World affiliate, Point Grace is part of over 500 affiliated luxury hotels in more than 80 countries that offer genuine, one-of-a-kind experiences. Grace Bay Resorts will work alongside Point Grace staff to implement additional training programs and elevate the resort’s already strong service standards.
“We are delighted to welcome Point Grace to the Grace Bay Resorts family,” states Nikheel Advani, Chief Operating Officer and Principal of Grace Bay Resorts. “We believe in this impeccable product as well as the dedicated employees and will continue to enhance the guest experience in the years to come. We are confident that we will be able to complement the work which is already being done at Point Grace and help the resort reach its full potential.”
The Point Grace story began over a century before ground was broken on the site that is now the resort. Grace Bay Beach is named after Grace Hutchings, a woman who visited the island on her honeymoon and quickly charmed the local residents. Over a century later, Point Grace was inspired and designed to do justice to Lady Grace. Today, that joyous spirit – unsullied, innocent, yet ablaze with natural splendor, resonates throughout the golden enclave of Point Grace.
Paired with Grace Bay Resorts’ service and training standards as well as its deep sales and distribution team, the addition of Point Grace to the Grace Bay Resortsportfolio reinforces the award-winning hospitality brand’s commitment to redefining luxury hospitality and service in the Caribbean.