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The Sands at Grace Bay Kicks-Off 25th Anniversary Year of Celebration Unveiling Spectacular Resort-wide Renovations

The Sands at Grace Bay Kicks-Off 25th Anniversary Year of Celebration Unveiling Spectacular Resort-wide Renovations

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – (February 28, 2024) – The Sands at Grace Bay is announcing its 25th Anniversary Year of Celebration themed: Sparkling Sands, Shimmering Seas: 25 Years of The Sands, an Icon in Paradise – Now Better Than Ever! The celebration is being kicked-off with the unveiling of the resort’s extensive renovations that include a completely reimagined lobby and resort-wide refresh.


Dr. Stan Hartling, CEO of Hartling Group, expressed his enthusiasm stating, “We are delighted to inaugurate a year-long celebration marking the 25th Anniversary of The Sands at Grace Bay and extend our gratitude to our award-winning staff, as well as the champions and supporters who have been integral to our success over the past quarter-century. As we near completion of a major renovation to commemorate The Sands’ 25th Anniversary, this hidden gem and historical icon shines even brighter after 25 years of dedicated service to TCI.”


Preserving the inherent charm and elegance that defines the resort, The Sands’ renovation introduces enhancements across every facet of the guest experience, infusing modern amenities and stylish accents that captivate the senses. The newly reimagined open-air lobby welcomes guests into a contemporary ambiance, while meticulously refreshed guest suites boast updated furnishings and finishes, artfully adorned with decorative touches in cool blue tones and topped-off with crisp white linens. Beyond the chic room redesigns, the sleek new bathrooms feature oversized walk-in showers and frameless glass doors with rain-style shower heads, seamlessly blending coastal aesthetics with indoor luxury to provide an indulgent experience for guests.


Dr. Stan Hartling remarked, “This milestone celebrates the visionary inception and the pivotal role that The Sands played in the success we now witness in the Turks and Caicos Islands tourism industry.” Today, The Sands, The Palms, and The Shore Club collectively stand as a testament to the group’s stellar commitment, and the development of The Sands acting as the driving force to nearly $500,000,000 in Hartling Groups’ current value investment on the island. These properties not only redefine luxury living but also serve as significant employers, providing jobs for over 800 people in TCI.”


#SandsationalSands25 Contest Kick-off


As part of the kick-off celebration for The Sands at Grace Bay’s 25th Anniversary, everyone is invited to participate in the #SandsationalSands25 contest! Past and present guests are encouraged to share their fondest memories at this iconic resort in a creative short photo story or video with a 25th-anniversary twist for a chance to win a 3-night getaway package to experience the magic of The Sands once again. Contest details can be viewed online at: (LINK)


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About The Sands at Grace Bay


The Sands at Grace Bay is situated on the world-renowned 12-mile crescent of powdery white sand known as Grace Bay Beach in Turks & Caicos. The oceanfront resort continues to gain acclaim as showcased by the many awards it receives ongoing, most recently being voted #1 Caribbean Resort in the 2024 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, and acclaim the resort also earned in 2023. The resort once again garnered the TripAdvisor “Travelers’ Choice Award” for 2023, an honor it has carried for eleven years now. Additional outstanding accolades include being named one of the 2024 “Best Hotels in the Turks and Caicos” by U.S. News & World Report, garnering the “Loved By Guests Award,” and being named a Family Vacation Critic “2021 Family Favorite Hotel” as well as “Best Family Resort” in The Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2019.


This 114-room resort offers accommodations ranging from junior suites to full suites with one, two and two-bedrooms plus den that can serve as a third bedroom – featuring full kitchens with granite counter tops and stainless-steel appliances, and screened patios. Suites vary in size from 1,000 to 1,600 square feet. Suites also come with dining and living room areas, private balconies, washer/dryers and more – all of which combine comfort-focused amenities and spectacular natural surroundings. The Sands at Grace Bay is the home of Hemingway’s Restaurant and Bar, a legendary beach-side venue and local favorite. Spa treatments by Spa Tropique are also available by appointment.