Awards & recognition, Staff

Managing Director Urmas Kärner named TCI Hotelier of the Year

We have exciting news to share! The Turks & Caicos Hotel Association (TCHA) has just recognized our managing director Urmas Kärner as the TCI Hotelier of the Year. The Turks & Caicos Hotel Association (TCHA) held its 9th annual Star Awards ceremony this February, recognizing the best of the best in the Turks & Caicos hospitality sector. This highly anticipated ceremony is affectionately known as the islands’ Grammy awards of the industry. Guests dress in elegant attire and enter the event on a red carpet. This year, a record-breaking 147 Star Awards candidates were nominated for more than ten categories. With a passion for true hospitality, Urmas has previously been recognized as a 1to1 Media Customer Champion and continues to maintain genuine interest and care toward his staff, guests and island partners. It is not a job to be customer-centric. It is his lifestyle. Congratulations again to Urmas, and thank…

Awards & recognition, In the news

The Somerset Named Four-Star Hotel By Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming The Somerset as a new Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel. Only properties that meet Forbes Travel Guides’ hospitality standards — the most stringent in the industry — achieve these ratings. In order to achieve such esteemed recognition, Forbes’ professional inspectors evaluate more than 500 criteria for each property. In an online environment of confusion and clutter, the insightful recommendations within the prestigious 2017 Star Ratings list offer a trusted source of information for travelers. “These properties achieve an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality,”  said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. “We are proud to congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognized today.” We hope you will visit with us soon to experience what makes The Somerset a Forbes Travel Guide 4-Star Hotel. Save Save Save Save

Awards & recognition, Turks and Caicos family vacations

TripAdvisor Names The Somerset a Top Caribbean Resort for Families

Exciting news! We are delighted to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay is a 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award Winner. Our luxury resort has been recognized as a one of The Caribbean’s Top 25 Hotels for Families. Based on reviews and opinions from millions of travelers on TripAdvisor, The Somerset is also in the top 1% of hotels. Once you experience The Somerset’s expansive villas, complimentary Kids Club, abundance of activities and setting on the World’s No. 1 Beach, it’s easy to see why we are a magical destination for family bonding. With an increased interest in multi-generational travel, The Somerset offers a tranquil setting where the young, and the young at heart, can create treasured times. The Somerset is known for its ability to accommodate families. Our resort was also named a Family Vacation Critic Favorite for 2016 and one of the World’s Best Hotels for Families in…

Grace Bay Beach Activities, Resort news, Romance

5 Ways to Experience Romance at The Somerset

The Somerset on Grace Bay sets the scene for romance, offering a place for lovers to trade blistery winter chills for soft ocean breezes and warm sunshine. Here, couples can feel like royalty with stately villas adorned with luxurious appointments, powdery white sands and turquoise waters stretching as far as the eye can see. Below are some suggestions for showing off your romantic side during your visit to The Somerset. 1. Private Beach Dining Consult with our award-winning chef on a customized menu complete with fine wine. Then, indulge in gourmet dining with a table set on the World’s No. 1 Beach. 2. Couples’ Massage Your therapists will work in perfect unity while healing and relaxation heightens your senses with a warming and vivified mask and Mediterranean hot oil massage. For a special treat, enjoy your massage outdoors on your private terrace with gentle sea breezes and soothing sounds of…

Dining, Recipe

Recipe: The Somerset Sangria

If you’re craving a sweet, refreshing cool drink, we think you’ll enjoy our new specialty: Somerset Sangria. This beverage is one of eight new handcrafted cocktails available at the Pearl Bar, LunaSea or Pavilion. As you dream of Turks and Caicos sand and sunshine, you can also create this cocktail from the convenience of your home with our recipe below. Cheers! Ingredients 1 ounce of Appleton’s 7 Year Rum 1/4 ounce St-Rémy 4 ounces of red wine 1 ounce pomegranate seeds Splash of ginger beer Directions Mix together the Appleton’s rum, St-Rémy and red wine. Pour over ice and stir in ginger beer, for a fizzy taste. Add pomegranate seeds, and garnish with an orange slice!

Resort news

Writers’ Retreat Success

Guests, friends and family gathered around open pages this week as they learned the steps to take to unleash their creative muse. Led by Amazon bestseller Traci Medford-Rosow and global publisher, literary agent, publicist, and fellow Amazon best-selling author Laura Ponticello, this transformational writer’s retreat allowed both established and aspiring authors to search for inspiration on the No. 1 Beach in the World. Through a series of in-depth workshops, attendees learned how to translate their passions to paper, bring their work to the next level and insider tips on how to navigate the highly competitive world of publishing.