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TCI: Tourism Minister presents 5-Star Pine Cay Meridian Club with acclaimed restaurant award

#TurksandCaicos, May 9, 2021 – On Tuesday May 4, 2021, Hon. Josephine Connolly along with members of her Ministry namely, Permanent Secretary Cherylann Jones, Deputy Permanent Secretary Arthur Been and Executive Administrator Leandrea Missick were invited to the beautiful and tranquil island of Pine Cay to present the Pine Cay Meridian Club staff with a very eminent achievement.

The Pine Cay Meridian Club has gone from a 2.5-star hotel to a now 5-star luxury hotel. The hotel received confirmation on Friday, April 30, 2021 of it being accredited under the Relais & Chateaux Flag. With only six hotels previously under this prestigious title, Pine Cay Meridian Club has now become the 7th hotel in the Caribbean and the 1st hotel and restaurant in the Turks and Caicos to achieve Relais & Chateaux title.

About Relais & Châteaux: Relais & Chateaux is a worldwide association of individually owned and operated luxury hotels and restaurants representing many of the finest resorts in the world. It offers an introduction to a lifestyle inspired by local culture and a unique dip into human history. Its members have a driving desire to protect and promote the richness and diversity of the world’s cuisine and traditions of hospitality.

Hon. Connolly in her comments to management and staff stated, “Tourism as we know, is the breadbasket of these islands, and though the pandemic may have changed the way we do business, one thing that remains untouchable is our Tourism product. Heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Kirk Aulin and his amazingly small, but mighty team on this huge achievement. To now be one of 7 countries to hold such a prestigious title is certainly a big deal. I am immensely proud of each and every one of you and I encourage you to continue striving for excellence for you will indeed reap the fruits of your Labour”.

The day ended with touring of the property with management. The Minister and her team were able to sample meal offerings prepared by the talented chef and kitchen staff. Pine Cay Meridian Club is open for business and ready to be of service to you!

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