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PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS & CAICOS–APRIL 16, 2018– Grace Bay Resorts announced today that it will assume ownership and management of Point Grace, the pristine 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 Resorts portfolio reinforces the award-winning hospitality brand’s commitment to redefining luxury hospitality and service in the Caribbean.

About Grace Bay Resorts

Grace Bay Resorts, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018, is a boutique developer and operator of some of the finest, luxury resorts and branded residences in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.  Founded from its flagship property Grace Bay Club, which opened in 1993 as the first luxury all-suite resort in Turks and Caicos, Grace Bay Resorts is currently comprised of Grace Bay Club, West Bay Club, Point Grace and The Private Villa Collection. The soon-to-open Rock House Resort will serve as Turks and Caicos’ very first Cliffside residential resort.

Grace Bay Resorts was founded by Principals Mark Durliat, Nikheel Advani, Michael Brewster and Thierry Grandsire. Grace Bay Resorts offers a wealth of experience in the development, branding, management, marketing and sales of luxury five-star boutique hotels and branded residences.  Grace Bay Resorts is expanding its award-winning brand and services across the Caribbean.  For more information, please visit www.gracebayresorts.com

Contact: Olivia Scrofani

olivia.scrofani@magrinopr.com / 212.957.3005

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