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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…

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Recommended Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide 2016

For the second year in a row, The Somerset on Grace Bay is honored to be a Recommended Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide, the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide since 1958. The insightful recommendations within the prestigious 2016 Star Ratings list helps travelers choose the best experience among the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and spas. In order to achieve such esteemed recognition, The Somerset was anonymously evaluated by a team of professional inspectors and met more than 500 stringent hospitality standards. “These ratings serve as the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. With Forbes Travel Guide’s Five Star ratings as your guide, excellence in travel is what you’ll get. “Being recognized by the trustworthy, quality-driven Forbes Travel…

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World’s Best Beach

Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway or family vacation, our Turks & Caicos resort has an ideal island setting that has just received top recognition! Voted by TripAdvisor travelers, Grace Bay is now the #1 Beach in the World. This award recognizes the very best in travel, based on the unbiased reviews from TripAdvisor users. Whether you’re seeking a new adventure or relaxing day on the beach, Providenciales truly does offer it all. With a variety of water sports like diving, snorkeling or kite-sailing, accessibility is convenient and the setting is spectacular. Or, simply sip on a tropical cocktail as you unwind on our beach’s soft white sand and admire the sparkling turquoise water. We also have great news to share about our intimate resort! Thanks to our wonderful guests’ support, The Somerset is now ranked No. 8 among the 43 Providenciales hotels on TripAdvisor. With more than 500 guest reviews,…

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1to1 Media Customer Champion: Urmas Karner

We are honored to share that our Managing Director Urmas Karner has been selected as a 2015 1to1 Media Customer Champion. Each year, 1to1 Media selects 15 executives that are innovative, determined and creative leaders who understand that engaged customers make a positive bottom-line impact. Urmas was recognized for the measurable impact he has made at The Somerset for his positive relationships with our guests, staff and service offerings. 1to1 Media recognized the 2015 winners during a dinner celebration and tour at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. 1to1 Media Editor-in-Chief, Mila D’Antonio, hosted the event and recognized each recipient. Strong Leadership Urmas expresses genuine interest and care toward his staff. He is a strong role model, always available for a conversation and all levels of staff feel comfortable to speak freely to him. This provides Urmas with true insight into the entire operation from the ground up….

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An Eco-Friendly Vacation at The Somerset

The Somerset on Grace Bay has been honored with the Silver GreenLeaders award by TripAdvisor. While The Somerset blends luxury with elegance, our intimate 5-star resort is also proud to promote sustainability and energy-saving initiatives. Green Initiatives Here are some of the ways we are “going green” at The Somerset. Linen reuse program Heating temperature set to save energy Air conditioning temperature set to save energy Energy efficient windows Energy use tracking An eco-friendly vacation starts at The Somerset, and we are thrilled to help protect the environment.

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Turks & Caicos Fish Fry – TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Providenciales’ weekly Island Fish Fry, the destination’s most popular cultural experience and a guest favorite, was recently awarded with a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The weekly Thursday night event at Bight’s Park features local specialties such as jerk chicken, conch fritters and freshly caught seafood. Visitors and locals mingle over rum punch cocktails and guests of all ages dance to the lively rhythms of a local steel band. Photo courtesy Turks and Caicos Tourism  TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Visitors have consistently rated the Island Fish Fry as excellent on TripAdvisor, citing the exceptional service, great local atmosphere and fantastic gastronomic offerings as just some of the highlights. “We are delighted that the Island Fish Fry have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The award speaks not only to the exceptional atmosphere patrons have come to expect from the weekly Thursday night event, but also reinforces the quality of our cultural product and the significant…

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2015 Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel

  We are honored to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay has been named a 2015 Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel in the second annual hotel awards 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 second year in a row and be recognized among six Turks and Caicos resorts. Treasure hunts,…

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Providenciales is the #1 Island

Earlier this year, TripAdvisor travelers voted Grace Bay beach as one of the top beaches in the Caribbean. Now, the world’s largest travel review site has once again recognized Turks and Caicos, naming Providenciales the best Island in the world! With plenty of air access and so many different activities to choose from, its no wonder travelers keep falling in love with our island over and over. “The diving and snorkeling in Providenciales is as convenient as it is stunning, thanks to miles of coral reef that’s easily accessible from the shore. The upscale resorts and captivating beachscapes of Grace Bay make it a popular choice for waterfront escapes.” We look forward to welcoming you and sharing our piece of paradise with you in the near future!

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TripAdvisor ♥ Grace Bay Beach

Of the sun-drenched, sand-filled destinations for travelers worldwide to explore, the beautiful Grace Bay beach on Providenciales is a fan favorite throughout the Caribbean. TripAdvisor just announced their 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards for World’s Best Beaches, and Grace Bay is the #1 beach in the Caribbean and the #2 beach in the world! TripAdvisor travelers say it themselves … “Unbelievably clear, clean water with hundreds of shades of blues and greens and white sugar sand beaches—ahhhhh!” We hope to see you soon and help you create treasured times in paradise.

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The Somerset Named Recommended Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide

We are honored to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay was just named a new Recommended Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide, the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide since 1958. The insightful recommendations within the prestigious 2015 Star Ratings list helps travelers choose the best experience among the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and spas. In order to achieve such esteemed recognition, The Somerset was anonymously evaluated by a team of professional inspectors and met more than 500 stringent hospitality standards. “These ratings serve as the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. With Forbes Travel Guide’s Five Star ratings as your guide, excellence in travel is what you’ll get.  “Being recognized by the trustworthy, quality-driven Forbes…