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2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

If you’re looking for the perfect family vacation destination, look no further. The Somerset on Grace Bay has once again been named one of the Caribbean’s Top 25 Hotels for Families in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. 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. Thank you to our guests for sharing your vacation experiences with other travelers. We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones soon to our Top Caribbean Resort for Families!

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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!

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Grace Bay Once Again Named World’s No. 1 Beach

With soft sparkling sand and crystal clear waters, beautiful Grace Bay Beach just received top recognition. TripAdvisor once again named Grace Bay as the No. 1 Beach in the World. This award recognizes the very best in travel, based on the unbiased reviews from TripAdvisor users. This pristine Turks & Caicos beach is located on the north shore of Providenciales, where you’ll find many things to see and do. Whether you’re seeking family fun or a romantic getaway, picturesque Grace Bay offers the opportunity to enjoy the greatest gift of all — treasured time together. And, despite Grace Bay’s international acclaim, it always feels like an uncrowded paradise. We look forward to welcoming you soon to experience this tranquil setting on the World’s No. 1 Beach!

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USA TODAY Recognizes Grace Bay among Top 10 Caribbean Beaches

Great news! Grace Bay has been named among the Top 10 Caribbean Beaches in USA TODAY 10Best annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The popular media outlet enlisted a panel of Caribbean travel experts to nominate their favorite beaches. Then, throughout the past month, travelers cast daily ballots for their own favorites. We appreciate your votes and ongoing support! With 12 miles of soft, sandy beach and calm, coastal blue waters, there are many reasons to love Grace Bay. Whether making new memories on a return visit or experiencing the destination’s splendor for the first time, we look forward to sharing the joys of Grace Bay Beach with you soon.

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A Top Caribbean Hotel for Families

Great news! The Somerset on Grace Bay has once again been named one of The Caribbean’s Top 25 Hotels for Families in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. These awards recognize the best in travel, based on the millions of reviews from TripAdvisor users. Now in its 16th year, the hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value. photo: Paradise Photography The Somerset offers a tranquil setting where the young, and the young at heart, can create treasured times. Our resort is known for its ability to accommodate families and was previously named a Family Vacation Critic Favorite and one of the World’s Best Hotels for Families by Travel + Leisure.  Thank you to our guests for sharing your vacation experiences with other travelers. We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones soon to our Top Caribbean Resort for Families!

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…