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The Sands at Grace Bay Named One Of The “Top 30 Hotels In The Caribbean & The Atlantic”

Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (November 8, 2012) – The Sands at Grace Bay resort situated on Providenciales’ world-famous Grace Bay Beach has been named one of the "Top 30 Hotels in the Caribbean & the Atlantic" by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. This past year, Condé Nast Traveler received votes from over 46,400 readers in response to their annual "Best in the World" survey, which rates the most exceptional hotels and resorts in the world by vacation region. This marks the first year that The Sands at Grace Bay has been named one of the Caribbean’s Top Hotels by Condé Nast Traveler readers.

"We take great measures to make sure each guest feels like they are home away from home during their stay with us, and we believe this is key to our hotel’s ongoing success and our positive guest reviews" said Mona Beeson, General Manager of The Sands at Grace Bay. "We are honored to have been named a Top 30 Hotel in the Caribbean and the Atlantic by readers of Condé Nast Traveler - one of several prestigious traveler review awards that we have been delighted to have received over the past few years. In addition to our pristine Grace Bay Beach location coupled with the great value and high levels of service and care that we provide travelers in Turks & Caicos, we are constantly finding new ways to make our guest experiences even more enjoyable and memorable. We take pride in the high number of repeat guests that our hotel welcomes year after year, as well as the growing number of new guests who are choosing to stay at our hotel based on positive traveler reviews."

The Sands at Grace Bay resort continues to receive recognition for its dedicated employees and impeccable service, popular restaurant and outstanding guest reviews. In just the past few years, The Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association awarded two employees of The Sands at Grace Bay the, "Employee of the Year" and the "Heart of Hospitality" during the 2011 Star Awards. Additionally, the resort’s Hemingway’s Restaurant was named "Restaurant of the Year" at the 8th Annual Turks & Caicos Conch Festival held in 2011. More recently, both The Sands at Grace Bay and Hemingway’s Restaurant received the TripAdvisor 2012 "Certificate of Excellence" award for consistently achieving outstanding guest reviews on TripAdvisor.

In an effort to continuously improve upon the hotel’s luxurious resort accommodations and maximize guest experiences in 2013, The Sands at Grace Bay has made several property-wide enhancements that will be completed by December 2012. The resort’s award-winning Hemingway’s Beachfront Restaurant has added an expansive retractable awning that offers guests additional shade from the sun and an even more enjoyable open-air dining experience just steps away from the beach. A newly installed heater in the resort’s main swimming pool will keep guests comfortably warm during the cooler months. Additionally, all 114 luxurious studio and suite accommodations are receiving the following bathroom enhancements: Travertine stone shower, bathtub, flooring and baseboards; Kohler fixtures; curved shower curtain rods; cast iron slip resistant bathtubs; and a fresh coat of paint. And finally, The Sands at Grace Bay has added stand-up paddleboards to their wide array of complimentary guest offerings, which include free use of kayaks, Hobie Cats, snorkeling and windsurfing gear, and bicycles.

For more information on the resort and for current announcements and special travel offers, visit www.thesandstc.com.

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 - voted the #1 Beach Destination In The World by Trip Advisor's 2011 'Traveler's Choice' Awards. This gracious, family-friendly 114-room resort located on six oceanfront acres offers accommodations in studios and 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom suites ranging from 1,000 to 1,600 square feet, all of which combine comfort-focused amenities and spectacular natural surroundings. Suites also come with fully equipped kitchens appointed with stainless appliances, granite countertops, coffee makers and more. The Sands at Grace Bay is the home of Hemingway's Restaurant and Bar - a legendary beach-side venue and local favorite - where guests can enjoy gourmet selections and island specialties seven days a week. Spa treatments by Spa Tropique are also available by appointment.

For reservations, call toll-free from the U.S. (877) 777-2637; from Canada (800) 567-5327; online at www.thesandstc.com or contact your travel agent.

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