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Point Grace, Turks and Caicos Islands is #1 pick for Condé Nast readers

#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – November 22, 2020 – The story never gets old or less impressive for tiny Turks and Caicos; the archipelago with around 50 islands and cays set in some of the most pristine waters in the world manages to dazzle visitors and rank with top destinations globally year after year. 

Still it is a fabulously remarkable feat that Grace Bay Resorts has achieved best in the Caribbean and finds that each of its luxury resort properties in the Turks and Caicos Islands is in the top 10 in the Atlantic Ocean, according to travel magazine leader, Condé Nast Traveler.

Point Grace Resort, a boutique escape elegantly situated on the World’s Leading Beach, Grace Bay Beach is known for its bespoke charm and its classic European architecture. In October, Condé Nast revealed that Point Grace was #1 amongst its legions of readers.

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Managed by Beverly Howell, a native Turks and Caicos Islander, the achievement for Point Grace as #1 in the Atlantic in the 2020 Condé Naste Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, is amazing.

Grace Bay Resorts celebrated the win with accolades for the hotelier who is no stranger to snagging coveted travel prizes.

“TCI women run the best resorts in the Caribbean.  First, we had Adelphine (Pitter; General Manager at West Bay Club) and now Beverly,” said Nikheel Advani, Chief Operating Officer, who toasted the pair and summarized, “It makes us very proud.”

Adelphine Pitter, in February was congratulated for leading West Bay Club, one in the Grace Bay Resorts family of resorts to among world’s best as rated by Condé Nast Traveler.  Pitter was named general manager of the resort, acquired by Grace Bay Resorts in 2013.

Condé Nast Traveler, which boasts nearly two million followers on Facebook, encourages feedback from the travelling public.  “For our 33rd annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey—yes, more than three decades—registered voters weighed in on their favorite resorts in the world. As we reviewed the 2020 results, they were especially exciting for us, pulling in new openings and new parts of the world. We’re ever curious about where you go, what you loved, and who you went with; and as you continue to travel, we continue to listen.”

Point Grace, Grace’s Cottage

Point Grace earned #1, and was joined in the leading hotels in the region by both West Bay Club (again) and Grace Bay Club (again).

A modest Beverly Howell was beaming. A 15-year career in hotel management in Providenciales has produced another stellar accolade.  Howell, one of the first native women to accomplish running a resort, was in 2010 named general manager of Point Grace.

Point Grace Resort named #1 by Travel + Leisure magazine in Summer 2020

This is the second major award for the 28-suite Point Grace Resort, in July Travel + Leisure named the property #1 in the northern Atlantic Ocean on its World’s best list. 

The executive of Grace Bay Resorts, joined by Pamela Ewing, TCI Tourist Board director was on hand for the announcement where Beverly Howell was thankful, mainly to her team.

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“We thank you for your support in achieving this award.  We feel privileged and are grateful to have a team of individuals who are sincerely dedicated to delivering exceptional hand-made experiences and I take this opportunity to say a very special thank you to my team here at Point Grace.

Your passion and drive attribute greatly to this coveted recognition by Travel + Leisure and we are excited about what the future has to offer.”

At that time, West Bay Club was also congratulated as among the 25 best properties in the northern Atlantic by Travel + Leisure magazine.  

Point Grace is also home to two restaurants; Hutchings and Grace’s Cottage.

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