Community

Wheelchair Donation to Ashley Learning Center

Just as much as The Somerset’s staff love to help guests create treasured times, they also have a passion for giving back to the local community. With our partnership with the Ashley Learning Center, we have a list of items needed to help these children with special needs. Many guests have already generously brought down supplies. Two of the students at the Ashley Learning Center had a great need for a wheelchair. General Manager Kevin Reeder and his wife Ellen were able to generously donate one this April on behalf of The Somerset. Thank You Artwork A wonderful drawing of The Somerset’s entrance and reception building created by student Donny was presented as a thank you for the wheelchair. Thank you so much for the drawing, Donny! Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference On Saturday, April 14, the Ashley Learning Center along with the Center for Children with Special Needs hosted it’s second annual…

Staff

Staff Spotlight: Berry Jean Francois

If you’ve stayed at The Somerset or are in the process of planning your Grace Bay vacation, chances are you’ve connected with Berry Jean Francois — The Somerset’s dedicated Concierge Agent. A Vibrant Background Hailing from the island of Hispaniola, Berry spent her early childhood in Haiti before migrating to Turks & Caicos. She lived in the nation’s capital, Grand Turk, for many years before moving to Provo. From working at Margaritaville, Grand Turk’s Cruise Ship Pier and Beaches, Berry joined The Somerset in 2016 with a wealth of hospitality and concierge experience. At The Somerset Berry manages the pre-arrival grocery shopping, arranges private airport transfers, coordinates excursions, creates special anniversary or birthday celebrations and assists with check-in. An articulate bilingual, Berry enjoys welcoming guests from around the world and particularly enjoys the opportunity to communicate in French. As a wife and mother, Berry understands family dynamics and the importance of…

Dining

Tacos & Tapas Night at Pavilion

Dining at Pavilion is an experience to be treasured. With live entertainment, drink specials or our famed Tuesday night Beach BBQ, each night offers a new culinary experience. On Mondays, enjoy lively entertainment from The “Island’s Best DJ” as well as a variety of culinary delights. The theme is Tacos & Tapas, which is a guest favorite. Tacos are prepared with chicken, steak or shrimp, and there is a selection of appetizing tapas to choose from. Tacos & Tapas: $5 Each Happy Hour (5 – 7 p.m.): Two-for-One Wine, Spirits and Beer   We hope to welcome you soon for a fun evening!

Holidays

Easter Celebration at The Somerset

Warm spring greetings from your friends at The Somerset! This past weekend, guests were in high spirits as they lounged on the beach, relaxed by the pool and participated in the Caicos Kids Club Easter Extravaganza. The kids excitedly jumped in the inflatable bounce house, enjoyed the cotton candy machine and participated in games! The Potato Sack race was certainly a highlight, as the competitors hopped across the croquet lawn. For arts & crafts, the Caicos Kids Club dyed eggs and decorated jewelry boxes. Then, candy-filled eggs were scattered across the property for the Egg Hunt! Guest of all ages created treasured times, and it was a wonderful celebration. From our family to yours, we hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Awards & recognition

The Somerset Earns Prestigious 2018 Forbes Travel Guide Ranking

Exciting news! The Somerset once again earned the coveted Four-Star Award from Forbes Travel Guide. This year, the trusted source of travelers celebrates its 60th anniversary of the Star Awards. The esteemed travel source provides luxury travel ratings globally so that guests can make informed decisions when planning their vacations at the world’s finest properties. Our General Manager Kevin Reeder and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors Elizabeth Johnston were presented with the plaque at Verified, The Forbes Travel Guide Luxury Summit in Beverly Hills, California on February 27 and 28. Industry stars, luxury brand professionals and Hollywood celebrities honored hospitality’s best hotels, restaurants and spas from 50 countries worldwide. “This is a tremendous testimony to the hard work and dedication of our fantastic staff.” — Kevin Reeder We are truly honored to be among the 2018 Star Rating recipients, and appreciate your ongoing support!

Community

Ashley Learning Center

In addition to helping guests create treasured times, the staff at The Somerset also strive to provide opportunities and special memories for the local Turks & Caicos community. Ashley Learning Center The Somerset partners with the Extraordinary Minds Ashley Learning Center, a small, non-profit institution created to nurture and develop young children with mild to severe disabilities. The school has a small, but qualified staff who love to teach and provide a warm learning environment for the students. Their main goal is to help students with the skills necessary to have a successful, independent, and happy life in their community. General Manager Kevin Reeder has a longstanding history of doing volunteer work for similar charitable organizations prior to coming to The Somerset. After hearing about the center, Kevin was excited to learn more about the non-profit’s mission to see how The Somerset could support their needs. Valentine’s Day Project We visited the center in February…