Awards & recognition

Family Vacation Critic Favorite

We are honored to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay has been named a Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel for the fourth year in a row by Family Vacation Critic. Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, features family-tested, family approved hotels from around the world to help families find the perfect destination for everyone- from tots to teens! Family Vacation Critic even rates surrounding attractions and restaurants in Turks and Caicos to better help you plan your vacation. “These winners represent hotels that truly excel as family-friendly properties,” explains Lissa Poirot, editor-in-chief of Family Vacation Critic. To qualify for the award, hotels must have been recommended by at least 75% of families. In addition, they must have received a rating of 4+ from both the editorial staff and families. We are delighted to have made the “favorite” list for the fourth year in a row and be recognized among six Turks and Caicos resorts. Treasure hunts, sandcastle competitions…

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.” Urmas accepts this prestigious award at the 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Award ceremony in New York We hope you will visit with us soon to experience what makes The Somerset a…

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…

Awards & recognition

Honored in Travel + Leisure 2016 World’s Best Awards

Exciting news! We are delighted to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay was recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine in the World’s Best Hotels in 2016. Best Turks and Caicos resort The Somerset is No. 6 among the World’s Best Resort Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas. We received an overall score of 93.61, and The Somerset was also the highest ranking Turks & Caicos resort of the four that made the top 25 list. This news comes at an ideal time for both The Somerset and for Turks & Caicos, as Grace Bay beach is the No. 1 Beach in the World for 2016 according to TripAdvisor. The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards are based on the travel publication’s World’s Best survey, where thousands of readers across the globe share their opinion of their favorite travel providers and experiences. In the annual survey, readers rated…

Awards & recognition, Resort news

2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Great news! The Somerset on Grace Bay has received the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and plays an integral role in helping travelers feel confident in their booking decisions. This achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor throughout the past year, and we are honored to be recognized among this elite group!   The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. We certainly appreciate our reviewers for recognizing our dedicated staff, luxurious accommodations and beautiful location. With more than 500 TripAdvisor reviews, The Somerset is currently ranked No. 7 for the best hotels in Providenciales. “With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,”  –Heather Leisman, Industry Marketing VP, TripAdvisor Thank you to all…