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3 Coastal Residential Developments Inspired y Nature

April 15, 2021 / Uncategorized

With such a heavy focus on staying at home in the past year, buyers continue to look for homes that still allow them to have a connection to nature. Time spent outdoors has been shown to improve your mood, reduce stress, and increase your overall wellbeing and quality of life… READ ARTICLE

Hotels With Stunning Private Swimming Pools

April 8, 2021 / Uncategorized

Few things feel more luxurious than taking a dip in your own private swimming pool – and these properties offer some of the most stunning options… READ ARTICLE

12 Show-Stopping Coastal Resort Pools Throughout the World

April 8, 2021 / Luxury Pools + Outdoor Living

Few Scratch that wanderlust itch with images of these stunning pools from waterfront resorts all around the world. Getting the travel bug again? For a bit of inspo, discover some of our favorite pools at hotels and resorts across the globe. Get excited to visit one (or all!) of these warm-weather destinations in 2021 or […]

New Hotel Openings To Look for in 2021

March 13, 2021 / Travel Pulse

Managed by Grace Bay Resorts, Rock House, which is slated to open in the fall of 2021, draws inspiration from the Mediterranean. Standalone units with private infinity pools and outdoor shower gardens share space with limestone cliffs and a European-style serviced jetty, a spa, fitness center and jogging trails… READ ARTICLE

Rock House To Break Ground On Jetty, Slated To Open Fall 2021

March 8, 2021 / The Turks & Caicos Sun

The Rock House Turks and Caicos will break ground on its state-of-the-art beach club jetty this month and it will be completed by the end of this summer. The first residential resort tucked into the rugged, untouched limestone cliffs of Providenciales’ north shore is slated to open in the fall of 2021… READ ARTICLE

Residential Homes in Warmer Climates for Snowbirds

February 26, 2021 / Lux Exposé

The current coast-to-coast winter storm is the final straw for those who have been bunkering down due to the pandemic and are now experiencing record-breaking snow as well. Mexico, the Caribbean, and Florida are ideal residential destinations for those looking for some metaphorical and literal warmth during these unprecedented times… READ ARTICLE

From Karaoke Rooms to Zen Gardens – Unique Amenities Invade Luxury Developments

February 22, 2021 / Lux Exposé

It’s rare on Turks & Caicos’ beautiful Grace Bay to be perched on the cliffside and not have to share the precious white-sand real estate with several all-inclusive neighbors. These are but two of the luxuries found at the new… READ ARTICLE

The World’s Best Hotel Openings in 2021: 150 to Look Forward To!

February 17, 2021 / Fathom

It’s rare on Turks & Caicos’ beautiful Grace Bay to be perched on the cliffside and not have to share the precious white-sand real estate with several all-inclusive neighbors. These are but two of the luxuries found at the new.. READ ARTICLE

Incredible Experiences In Turks And Caicos: Where To Eat, Stay, And Play

February 9, 2021 / Uncategorized

There is no better time to visit the Caribbean than now. But, really, is there a bad time? After feeling locked down at home during the ongoing pandemic, sun, sand, and a fruity rum drink seem like just the answer… READ ARTICLE

Turks & Caicos real estate posts record year in 2018

February 7, 2021 / International Investment

Turks & Caicos real estate market has bounced back strong from 2017’s historic hurricane season by achieving a record year in 2018. Sotheby’s alone sold over $255m worth of properties, with total sales increasing across the board… READ ARTICLE

This Year’s Most Highly Anticipated Hotel Openings

January 23, 2021 / Forbes

Despite challenges never faced before by the hospitality industry, new hotels will be opening throughout the world this year in anticipation of a pent-up desire to travel. Here are some of the world’s most exciting hotel openings… READ ARTICLE

Here’s What Industry Leaders Predict For Real Estate In 2021

December 23, 2020 / Forbes

There’s no doubt that 2020 was a wild year for real estate. From the Covid-19 pause that stopped showings and sales entirely, to the slow recovery and crashing rental market in condo-saturated Manhattan, to hot markets in metro-area suburbs, there were plenty of downs and ups… READ ARTICLE

How COVID-19 Is Affecting One of the Caribbean’s Most Prestigious Resorts

December 22, 2020 / CSQ

Mark Durliat’s distinct and compelling vision was built on his experiences gained as he developed his career around the world. After graduating from USC with majors in entrepreneurship and French, he moved to France, then to Belgium, where a fortunate meeting with golf legend Gary Player forever changed his career path…. READ ARTICLE

2021 New Year’s Resolutions Prioritize Health & Wellness

December 19, 2020 / The Extravagant

It’s that time of year again where we take a moment to look back at all that has happened and reevaluate our lives as well as celebrate the prospects of what the new year holds for both ourselves and those around us. On this momentous occasion, we share a time honored tradition… READ ARTICLE

Reach Your 2021 New Year’s Resolutions in the Comfort of Your Home

December 15, 2020 / Lux Exposé

According to Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), 53% of adults surveyed reported worry and stress tied to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on their mental health. Quarantine life has certainly compelled many individuals to reevaluate everyday life choices that impact health, making 2021 New Year’s Resolutions more relevant than ever… READ ARTICLE

The Great Escape: 5 Private Vacation Residences To Socially Distance In Style

November 11, 2020 / Gotham

Cascading down dramatic limestone cliffs on the northern coast of Providenciales, Grace Bay Resorts recently unveiled Rock House, an exclusive resort and residential development spanning more than 14 acres and with 600 feet of secluded ocean frontage… READ ARTICLE

Noteworthy Hotel Openings in 2021

November 9, 2020 / Luxury Travel Magazine

As 2021 approaches, here are some of the coolest hotel openings around the world from Texas to Turks and Caicos to Thailand and more. 2021 brings the opening of Grace Bay Resorts’ anticipated new luxury resort Rock House, further elevating Turks and Caicos as a coveted destination for luxury travelers. As a response to the all-inclusive beach resorts […]

Resorts & Member’s Only Clubs Inspire Luxury Home Sales

November 6, 2020 / The Extravagant

As Luxury Real Estate sales continue to surge, resorts and exclusive Private Member’s Only clubs are inspiring second home investments around the world. Resorts and Clubs, such as Grace Bay Club in the Turks & Caicos, Exclusive Resorts spread across the globe, and Mint House in the U.S., are enjoying increased popularity despite extensive travel […]

Indagare Caribbean Islands Matchmaker: The Best Caribbean Islands Open Now for Every Traveler

October 20, 2020 / Indagare

The Caribbean has long drawn couples, families and friends for easy warm-weather getaways, thanks to its powdery white-sand beaches, warm turquoise waters and pampering resorts..

Turks and Caicos Extends Stamp Duty Reduction

October 2, 2020 / Caribbean Journal

Turks and Caicos has extended its reduced stamp duty, on all real estate purchases of property valued at up to $2 million now through December 20. Turks and Caicos has no annual property taxes… READ ARTICLE

Despite Covid 19 Turks & Caicos Real Estate Enjoys Increased Popularity

August 16, 2020 / The Extravagant

Although many of us would expect Covid 19 to trigger a reduction in second home demand, nothing could be further from the truth on the Caribbean Island of Turks & Caicos. The Sotheby’s Turks and Caicos office reportedly closed $70M in sales during the month of June… READ ARTICLE

These Brand-New Caribbean Escapes Might Be the Chicest Condos We’ve Ever Seen

July 31, 2020 / Coastal Living

A new development in the Turks and Caicos archipelago is anything but your average condo complex. Sporting an exterior that’s more reminiscent of chic Caribbean villas, the limited-unit buildings will house just three well-appointed condos each… READ ARTICLE

Wealthy Americans are flocking to this Caribbean nation to buy luxury real estate

June 21, 2020 / Fox Business

Even the coronavirus pandemic couldn’t stop the Turks and Caicos real estate market. The coronavirus pandemic chilled real estate markets across the U.S., but it didn’t stop the surging demand for property in Turks and Caicos. READ ARTICLE

Hotels, motels, and resorts are never going to be the same.

May 26, 2020 / Business Insider

“I think that people are going to migrate towards smaller properties, or perhaps migrate to properties that have larger open spaces and are not as high-volume,” Mark Durliat, CEO and cofounder of Grace Bay Resorts in Turks and Caicos, recently told Business Insider’s Madeline Stone… READ ARTICLE

Luxury Properties Great for Social Distancing While on Vacation

May 21, 2020 / Travel Pulse

The Rock House located in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos is getting ready to open its doors next year. Not only will guests get to enjoy the beauty of this brand-new resort with only 37 units opening in its first phase, but the secluded stand cottages and studio suites will offer guests a home away from […]

Company CEOs on making decisions from the world’s shortest commute

April 28, 2020 / Luxury Daily

Methods deployed/tips for effectively running the business remote: As a tech-driven firm from its founding with a strong focus on collaboration, Mr. Massey and the B6 team were able to take the business completely virtual in less than 24 hours… READ ARTICLE

How leaders at 3 hotel businesses think travelers’ preferences will change after coronavirus

April 25, 2020 / Business Insider

The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest-hit sectors during the coronavirus pandemic. According to a recent report from the American Lodging and Hotel Association, which cited Oxford Economics and Hotel Effectiveness… READ ARTICLE

25 Best Books to Read During Coronavirus Lockdown, According to Business Leaders

April 15, 2020 / Uncategorized

With all of the chaos and uncertainty in the world right now, there has never been a better time to lose yourself in a book. From inspirational and educational to downright escapist, Worth asked CEOs, founders and top executives from across industries what are the best books to read right now—and why… READ ARTICLE

CJI Conversation: Mark Durliat, CEO of Grace Bay Resorts

April 7, 2020 / Caribbean Journal

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to keep the Caribbean hotel industry at a standstill, many hotel developers and investors are struggling to keep existing projects afloat, and are also uncertain about how long the recovery in lost revenue will take once the pandemic is over. READ ARTICLE

Grace Bay Resorts Executes Multi-Prong Approach, Navigates Coronavirus Pandemic

March 30, 2020 / GlobeSt.com

Grace Bay Resorts, a multi-disciplined real estate firm with proprietary condo-hotel management and development divisions, is looking at each part of the business differently to navigate the effects of the coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, Mark Durliat, CEO at the firm, tells GlobeSt.com… READ ARTICLE

Despite Its Glitz and Glam, The Hamptons Real-Estate Market is Looking Grim

March 12, 2020 / Wall Street Journal

Wealthy buyers are forgoing the South Fork for less expensive and more laid back second-home locales like the Hudson Valley and Long Island’s North Fork… READ ARTICLE

Turks and Caicos Claims They are New “It” Island in the Caribbean

January 24, 2020 / World Property Journal

The Caribbean island chain of the Turks and Caicos has long been admired among travelers for its laid-back atmosphere, picture-perfect white sand beaches and crystal-clear calm waters, but it has stayed under-the-radar for second homebuyers… READ ARTICLE

House Hunting in Turks and Caicos: A Villa on the Beach for $795,000

January 22, 2020 / The New York Times

With its strong building codes, convenient air-travel and use of the American dollar, the Caribbean archipelago is thriving as a destination for buyers and renters… READ ARTICLE

Move Over St. Barth’s, There’s a New “It” Island in the Caribbean

January 9, 2020 / Luxury Travel Magazine

Turks and Caicos has long been admired among travelers for its laid-back atmosphere, picture-perfect white sand beaches and crystal-clear calm waters, but it has stayed somewhat under-the-radar for second home buyers. Now, thanks to visits from celebrities like Drake and the Kardashian family, the islands are getting recognized by discerning investors as a luxury destination […]

Residential Resort Rock House Progressing On Northern Coast Of Providenciales

January 3, 2020 / The Turks & Caicos Sun

Rock House, Grace Bay Resorts’ newest residential resort in Turks and Caicos, has surpassed 80% sold and is now under construction on Providenciales’ northern coast. READ ARTICLE

Real Estate And Architecture Year In Review And A Preview of 2020

December 13, 2019 / Forbes

“The Caribbean has come back stronger than ever since the 2017 hurricanes,” Mark Durliat, chief executive and co-founder of Grace Bay Resorts. “ In Turks and Caicos, the demand for real estate is as high as it’s ever been. The entire island is essentially for sale. The market here in Turks and Caicos is up […]

Rock House Resort in The Turks and Caicos

December 12, 2019 / The Extravagant

Rock House, a Resort and Residential development project which is being assembled on over a dozen acres on the north coast of the Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos, is a perfect blend of sustainability and natural beauty. With six hundred feet of ocean frontage and elevations of nearly 100 feet, Rock House pays no […]

Turks and Caicos real-estate market flourishes as rich buy luxe island villas

December 8, 2019 / Fox Business

An increase in high-end development and a few “trophy listings” have helped turn the Turks and Caicos Islands into a hot luxury vacation destination. The islands drew headlines earlier this year when an estate that once belonged to Prince sold for $10.8 million and Bruce Willis sold his home there for $27 million… READ ARTICLE

Resorts on the rise throughout the Caribbean

November 19, 2019 / Travel Weekly

The pace of hotel and resort construction in the Caribbean for properties slated to launch in 2020 and beyond is quite robust these days. READ ARTICLE

10 Resorts to Watch

September 16, 2019 / Variety

Built in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which ravaged a wide swath of islands in the Caribbean in 2017, Rock House Turks & Caicos signals a significant vacation destination comeback. Opening in 2021, this tropical hideaway set on 14 acres of oceanfront land will feature a secluded beach, spa and fitness center and […]

Privacy Is the New Luxury at These New Caribbean Resorts

September 12, 2019 / Luxury Travel Magazine

Luxury means different things to different people, and a crop of Caribbean resort developers are catering to those who value privacy as the ultimate form of indulgence with unique concepts like resorts on their own private islands and secret swimming pools carved directly into the limestone cliffs below. Read on to discover ultra-private Caribbean resorts… […]

Caribbean Tourism Cranks Up The Heat In Canada

August 22, 2019 / Travel Pulse

The Caribbean has rebounded nicely from the 2017 storms that battered the region, says the chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Speaking at the annual CTO day in Toronto, group chair Dominic Fedee said 1.4 million Canadians visited the Caribbean in the first quarter of this year. Overall rivals rose 12% to 9.1 million… READ […]

World’s Most Anticipated Beach Clubs

August 2, 2019 / Luxury Travel Magazine

Rock House, the newest luxury residential resort from Grace Bay Resorts built into the limestone cliffs of Providenciales’ north shore in Turks and Caicos, debuts its Beach Club, a first-of-its kind on the islands jetty that will stretch 125 feet into the protected turquoise Atlantic Ocean, when the resort opens… READ ARTICLE

Turks and Caicos’ Rock House Breaks Ground

June 27, 2019 / Caribbean Journal

The first-ever cliffside hotel in Turks and Caicos has officially broken ground. Grace Bay Resorts has announced the groundbreaking of phase one of Rock House, the first residential resort tucked into the limestone cliffs of Providenciales’ north shore. Rockhouse joins the list of nearly a dozen projects in which Grace Bay Resorts has been involved […]

BLLA’s Stay Boutique Live – Investment Edition

June 12, 2019 / HospitalityNet

The decision to invest starts with an informed or instinctual confidence in future positive returns. Showcased at the 2019 Stay Boutique Investment Conference, there are abundant reasons to believe in the fast-evolving community of boutique ideas, products, and services. Held on June 5th… READ ARTICLE

Celebrated Boutique Investment Conference by BLLA

May 31, 2019 / Hotel Online

Stay Boutique Live, the Investment Edition, the only conference designed by and for the boutique community, will be held at the Times Center in New York, New York on June 5, 2019, powered by BLLA. Stay Boutique Live, the Investment Edition will feature… READ ARTICLE

Investment in the Boutique Phenomenon to be Explored at the BLLA & Stay Boutique™ Conference

May 24, 2019 / eHotelier

Stay Boutique Live, the Investment Edition Headline Sponsors include POST Integrations, Greenberg Trauig, Grace Bay Resorts, Tempur Sealy, Suitelife Insurance, The Gettys Group, The Rainmaker Group, and Enseo. Food and Beverage sponsors include Heyer Performance, APICII, Gerber Group, Think Coffee, and cb5 Hospitality… READ ARTICLE

Investment in the Boutique Phenomenon To Be Explored at the BLLA & Stay Boutique Conference

May 21, 2019 / HospitalityNet

Stay Boutique Live, the Investment Edition, produced by BLLA and Stay Boutique™ will feature engaging, provocative on-stage content centralized around the various, often daunting, roles of investment in the sphere of boutique hospitality and lifestyle concepts providing a refreshing take on the investment conference… READ ARTICLE

Luxury Residence Living Rooms That Bring The Outside In

May 13, 2019 / Luxury Travel Magazine

Now that the weather is warming up for summer, we’re craving interiors that make use of their natural surroundings. The designers of the living rooms below will create a sense of calm and relaxtion through using natural materials and maximizing gorgeous views–no matter the time of year… READ ARTICLE

Summer Living Room Inspiration

May 9, 2019 / The Extravagant

With the summer season at our doorstep, we’ve taken a moment to assemble a collection of some of our favorite chic living rooms that just ooze elegant, summertime vibes by brining the outdoors in… READ ARTICLE

Turks And Caicos’ Luxury Real Estate Market Is Hot

April 27, 2019 / Forbes

Over the past 15 years or so, Providenciales has benefited from a major push in luxury residential development. Listen to Mark Durliat CEO and owner of Grace Bay Resorts since 2001… READ ARTICLE

Turning the Caribbean Green One Property At a Time

April 21, 2019 / Travel Pulse

Over the past year, some of the travel industry’s biggest names have made headlines for announcing sweeping plans to eliminate everything from plastic straws to single-use water bottles. And while there’s no denying such efforts are important and worthy of applause, many in the environmental movement view plastic straws and single-use plastics… READ ARTICLE

Turks and Caicos Gets its First Cliffside Residential Resort

March 28, 2019 / Luxury Travel

Grace Bay Resorts developer Mark Durliat introduces his vision for elevated island living in Turks and Caicos with Rock House, the first residential resort tucked into the rugged, untouched limestone cliffs of Providenciales’ north shore… READ ARTICLE

Navigating The Future Of Caribbean Vacations

February 25, 2019 / Forbes

In the Turks and Caicos, 2019 will see the groundbreaking of Rock House, Grace Bay Resorts’ first residential development in the craggy, pristine Providenciales’ north shore limestone cliffs. Rock House will ply vacationers with such luxurious inducements as a sparkling infinity pool surveying the breathtaking blue waters of the Turks… READ ARTICLE

Grace Bay Resorts’ Rock House project to begin taking shape

February 25, 2019 / Travel Weekly

The first phase of Grace Bay Resorts’ Rock House residential cottage resort on the north coast of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos is slated to begin construction by the end of March. The cliffside studio suites and freestanding one- and two-bedroom cottages will be available for booking when not owner-occupied. Nightly rates have not […]

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February 20, 2019 / Ocean Home

Rock House, the first residential resort tucked into the limestone cliffs of Providenciales’ north shore, is launching sales for nine new Hilltop Condos. The condos will overlook the main resort and feature three two-story buildings… READ ARTICLE

What’s Coming to the Caribbean

February 19, 2019 / Go Destination

Here’s a round-up of Caribbean developments planned for 2019 and beyond. Rock House, slated to break ground in the first half of 2019, will be Grace Bay Resorts’ first residential resort tucked into the rugged, untouched limestone cliffs of Providenciales’ north shore in Turks and Caicos. Inspired by the glamorous beach resorts of the… READ […]

Sea-side views from lofty perches

January 31, 2019 / Turks & Caicos Magazine

Geologically speaking, the Turks and Caicos islands are essentially limestone rocks that rose above the water where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean. That geology gives our archipelago its famously clear waters and world-class beaches… READ ARTICLE

BLLA Announces Winners of the Annual 2019 Stay Boutique Awards

January 24, 2019 / eHotelier

The categories include everything from Best Boutique & Lifestyle Hotel to Best Boutique Thought Leader, all of which are listed below. The highlight of the Awards is the celebratory dinner which takes place the evening of the Leadership Conference, currently scheduled for… READ ARTICLE

The 10 Most Anticipated New Caribbean Hotels For 2019 And Beyond

January 4, 2019 / Forbes

Following the devastating effects from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 that heavily damaged 30% of the islands in the Caribbean, there is a remarkable comeback underway. Many previously affected properties have now opened and a large slate of new developments and resorts are planned to launch in 2019 and 2020… READ ARTICLE

A New Look at Turks and Caicos’ Rock House Project

November 20, 2018 / Caribbean Journal

The newest residential hotel in Turks and Caicos has just released another sneak peek. Rock House, the first cliffside property in development on Providenciales’ north shore, just released renderings of a new collection of homes with the property: the Hilltop Condos… READ ARTICLE

Spotlight on Mark Durliat, CEO & Co-Founder of Grace Bay Resorts

November 12, 2018 / Luxury Hoteliers

A chance meeting with Gary Player changed Mark’s life forever and inspired his interest in master-planned communities as well as residential and hospitality properties. He found Turks and Caicos to be the perfect location to develop his ideas and… READ ARTICLE

Rock House Unveils New Hilltop Condos

November 12, 2018 / Luxury Travel Advisor

Rock House, the first cliffside residential resort on Providenciales’s north shore, released new renderings of a new collection of homes with the resort: The Hilltop Condos. Rock House, the first residential resort tucked into the limestone cliffs of Providenciales’ north shore inspired by the seaside resorts of the… READ ARTICLE

Rock House from Grace Bay Resorts In The Turks & Caicos Launches New Homes

November 2, 2018 / Forbes

A new luxury resort is being developed on the Turks & Caicos. Rock House, created by Grace Bay Resorts, will be a Caribbean version of a… READ ARTICLE

How to Drink Like a Local

October 22, 2018 / Fodor's Travel

When you travel, nothing is more uncool than looking like a tourist. It’s bad enough when you don’t know the local lingo or wear the wrong clothes. We’re here to guide… READ ARTICLE

Residential Amenities Built with Your Kids In Mind

October 21, 2018 / Robb Report

From Turks and Caicos to New York City, these developments offer amenities like lazy rivers, indoor castles, and nature centers… READ ARTICLE