Grace Bay Resorts today announced the completion of its new collection of freestanding private beachfront villas, The Residences, which are now available for booking. Located within a private, gated enclave directly on the Turks & Caicos Islands’ renowned Grace Bay Beach, The Residences are a trio of five bedroom, privately-owned villas, two of which feature sophisticated décor from acclaimed interior designer Thom Filicia. All three are managed by the award-winning Grace Bay Club, the first luxury resort on the Islands.
“These stunning villas deliver a uniquely elevated experience by offering Grace Bay Club’s ultra-luxury service and amenities in a brand-new setting, the comfort and privacy of a freestanding beachfront home,” said Nikheel Advani, COO and Principal of Grace Bay Resorts. “This spectacular collection of villas allows us to deliver our signature handmade experiences to guests in a fresh way, and we look forward to expanding both our private luxury villa collection as well as our successful partnership with Thom Filicia.”
The Residences in Turk s& Caicos’offer the utmost in discretion with direct access to Grace Bay Beach, as well as personal concierges, a community library and full-service fitness center. Each villa’s living spaces feature all the comforts of a home to perfectly accommodate families, but with an intimacy that is also welcoming to small groups and couples traveling together. Each home which is available for rent through Grace Bay Club comes complete with magnificent ocean views, its own infinity pool, a detached cottage that houses the fifth bedroom and bath, and a gracious 6,400 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space.
Thom Filicia’s luxury design in The Residences was inspired by the island’s natural beauty and tropical surroundings. The goal was to create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces, resulting in an amenity-rich environment that is sophisticated in style yet relaxed in attitude. The color palette combines serene, natural hues with vibrant pops of Caribbean-inspired color.
“Our primary goal with The Residences was to create a sense of timelessness and elegance that felt distinctly Grace Bay,” said Thom Filicia, founder and principal of Thom Filicia, Inc. “By weaving in natural pieces that emphasize each home’s close proximity to white sand beaches and clear blue waters, we created a space that is both earthy and clean, as well as classic and fresh.”
In the main living area, there is a clear balance between raw and refined with a mix of natural elements and man-made fixtures. Design features include green and blue Bombay Kelly cotton fabric used in window dressings and throw pillows, driftwood credenzas, stools with finishes of crackled gold, and custom Sherwood sofa daybeds from the Thom Filicia Home Collection. The two oceanfront master bedrooms bring the outdoors in, capturing the colors of the Caribbean Sea in Marrakesh Lagoon Heacy Basket Fabric, which drapes the windows, and turquoise waxed linen side tables.
The Residences truly exemplify luxury living in the Caribbean, thanks in part to the architectural design by Coast Architects in conjunction with Grace Bay Resorts that caters to a seamless indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Each home’s generous outdoor space is pristinely landscaped and thoughtfully designed, from the infinity pool surrounded by a spacious deck and palapa, to the over-sized daybed and decadent outdoor showers. Luxury interior spaces feature 18-feet high ceilings, appliances by Sub Zero and Wolf, and the highest-quality imported fixtures and finishes. The homes also boast a variety of eco-friendly features, including multi-zone air conditioning, gray water recycling, LED lighting and a self-contained waste water treatment system.
Guests of The Residences also have access to a long list of luxury amenities. Facilitated directly by the award-winning team behind Grace Bay Club, guest services include private airport transfers, a personal concierge, private chef upon request, daily complimentary breakfast in-villa, a complimentary start-up bar (rum, vodka, mixers, wine and beer), daily housekeeping, complimentary dining shuttle to Grace Bay Club or West Bay Club, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and non-motorized sports. Additionally, all guests of The Residences have full access to all of Grace Bay Club’s resort amenities.
Limited-time inaugural rates for The Residences begin at $3,500 per night for up to 12 guests. For more information about The Residences, or to make reservations, please contact 800.946.5757 or visit gracebayclub.com.
About Grace Bay Resorts
Grace Bay Resorts is a boutique developer and operator of high-end, luxury resorts and branded residences, founded from its flagship property Grace Bay Club, which opened in 1993. The brand has grown with an ownership stake in the management of West Bay Club and The Residences, a micro resort with exclusive luxury beachfront villas all in Turks and Caicos. Led by Mark Durliat and Nikheel Advani, the developers and hoteliers behind this renowned brand, and Michael Brewster, previous Managing Partner of Denver-based SV Capital Partners, Grace Bay Resorts provides development, branding and management expertise for luxury five-star boutique hotels and branded residences. Grace Bay Resorts is expanding its award-winning brand and services across the Caribbean destinations and Latin America, with a target of 10 properties in the next few years. www.gracebayresorts.com.