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Marriott’s Ritz-Carlton brand debuts in Turks and Caicos

American hospitality chain Marriott International has announced the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Turks and Caicos, marking the debut of the brand in the island paradise.

Location and Design

The Ritz-Carlton, Turks and Caicos is situated in the world-famous Grace Bay in Providenciales.

The hotel is designed by Coleman Partners Architects, L.L.C. and is inspired by the island’s natural splendour. Through the use of rich wood, the design narrative is rooted in the destination’s Lucayan heritage, paying tribute to the people who have inhabited the islands, while the endemic flora of cactuses, sisals and sponges from Turks and Caicos are gracefully incorporated in the surroundings. This includes the native turk-head cactus, which is uniquely adapted in the arid climate and provides a magical desert charm.

Donna McNamara, Vice President and Global Brand Leader, The Ritz-Carlton, said:

We are thrilled to expand our global portfolio with the debut of The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos, a destination known for its stunning natural environment, which has long served as an alluring retreat for the world’s most discerning travelers. Whether enjoying a sunset sail or family snorkel from the resort’s private catamaran, Lady Grace, to relaxing poolside, The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos offers the perfect opportunity for our guests to recharge and reconnect while making lasting memories.

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Accommodations

The Ritz-Carlton, Turks and Caicos consists of 147 guest rooms, including 23 suites, which evoke beachfront elegance and showcase the stunning turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. The resort also has 5 three-storey penthouse suites with private rooftop plunge pools and endless horizon views.

Standard Guest room. Photo: Marriott

John Hazard, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos, said:

Reflecting the island’s genuine warmth and hospitality, The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos promises to be a beachfront haven for guests and locals alike. Through thoughtful programming, elevated amenities and distinct culinary experiences, our Ladies and Gentlemen look forward to welcoming guests and immersing them in all that this destination has to offer.

Dining

Dining venues at The Ritz-Carlton, Turks and Caicos, put a local twist on global flavors. From a selection of freshly caught seafood to just-picked produce, Coralli features cuisine prepared with a local flair.

BLT Steak serves modern steakhouse fare, showcasing prime steaks and fresh seafood, while and the restaurant’s signature Blackboard Menu offers dishes that highlight the seasonal flavors of Turks & Caicos.

The Lobby Lounge offers spectacular views of the Grace Bay and serves a selection of the finest-grade sushi and handcrafted cocktails.

Facilities

The resort offers both an adults-only pool with private cabanas and a recreation pool, both set within lush tropical landscapes. A fitness centre is also present at the hotel.

The Lady Grace, the private catamaran of The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos, give guests an opportunity to explore beyond the shores, while activities such yoga on the beach are also available.

A signature Ritz-Carlton Spa offers a true seaside oasis, and an opportunity for guests to relax and recharge with therapies inspired by the calming power of the ocean. Guests will enjoy a rejuvenating and personalized experience where an extensive menu of treatments embrace indigenous plants, offering a holistic approach to wellness.

Children can explore the natural wonders and cultural traditions of the island through the resort’s signature Ritz Kids program. Those aged 4 through 12 can explore the island while gaining a better understanding of the marine life through educational activities or develop their inner artist with beach-inspired arts and crafts.

The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos offers 20,000 square feet of meeting space, with venues including a 4,900 square foot ballroom that can be further divided into three separate salons. Additionally, a selection of outdoor spaces, including a meticulously manicured event lawn and grand promenade, showcase the white sands and sparkling waters of Grace Bay.

A signature Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge offers an exclusive sanctuary that offers private check-in, a dedicated Club Concierge, and multiple culinary presentations throughout the day, in addition to dedicated service at the beach.

For on-site entertainment, the resort also features The Casino at The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos, which offers traditional table games.

This is the 2nd Ritz-Carlton opening in less than a month. Earlier in the month, Marriott announced the opening of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives. Recently, the group also announced the opening of St. Regis Dubai, The Palm and The St. Regis, Bermuda.

Featured image by Marriott

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