Three hotels in Turks and Caicos due to reopen this month following Hurricane Irma
Following the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean last week, the Hartling Group Resorts has announced that three of its resorts will reopen on Turks and Caicos at the end of the month. The resorts suffered no major damage but they are currently closed to repair damages caused by flood water and clear the debris from the landscapes gardens.
The Caribbean is starting to repair the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Irma last week which ripped through several of the region’s island nations including Puerto Rico, Cuba, Barbuda and Antigua and the Bahamas. Some of the islands that escaped the full force of the storm are preparing to reopen hotels and resort this month.
Turks and Caicos was badly affected by the hurricane, but the island of Providenciales was once of the less damaged islands. Hartling Group Resorts operates three islands in the island nation, and the group is planning to reopen these properties by the end of the month.
The Shore Club, The Sands and The Palms hotels sustained “no major structural damages”, but they are currently closed to carry out the necessary repairs caused by water and landscaping damage. Guests who were due to stay at the resort this month have been contacted by staff to reschedule their stays.
The Sands at Grace Bay and The Palms hotels will reopen on 23rd September, and The Shore Club will reopen to guests on 30th September. The island did not completely escape the wrath of Hurricane Irma, and the Hartling Group has announced that it will be helping staff and local community members who lost their homes and belongings during the category 5 storm.
The company said in a statement:
“We are committed to assisting those persons as we all work together to restore this great community.”
The Shore Club is a luxury hotel is located on a white sandy stretch of Long Bay beach, a few minutes from Providenciales’ town centre. The hotel has 110 rooms and 38 lavish suites, all with private balconies, Nespresso machines, mini bars and flat-screen TVs. The beachfront hotel’s facilities include three restaurants, four swimming pools, a fitness centre, tennis courts, a kids’ club, a boutique shop, and the lavish Dune Spa with treatments, yoga classes, and a lap pool.
The Sands is situated on the picturesque Grace Bay beach surrounded by surrounded by lush tropical landscapes. The hotel has 114 lavish suites with spacious balconies that overlook the gardens or beach and sea, and in-room amenities including air conditioning, wireless internet, flat-screen TVs, separate living areas and kitchenettes.
Guests can swim in one of the hotel’s four freeform swimming pools with waterfalls and Jacuzzis, work out in the modern gym, play tennis on flood-lit courts, or go scuba diving along the pristine barrier reef that encircles the island. Hemingway's Restaurant and Bar offers beachside dining and delicious Caribbean cuisine.
The Palms hotel is also located at Grace Bay, set within 12 acres of tropical land. The luxury hotel has 72 light and airy guest suites with private balconies, king-size beds, Nespresso machines, wireless internet and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. The oceanfront hotel’s facilities include an infinity pool, a fitness centre, tennis courts, a kids’ club, and a 25,000-square-foot spa with tranquil treatment rooms and soothing therapies. Dining options include Parallel 23 with fresh seafood and meat dishes, 72°WEST with Caribbean cuisine, the Latitude bar with cocktails, coffees and juices, and the poolside bar with light refreshments and cool beverages.
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