Just announced: Hyatt Hotels Corporation will be opening the first Andaz-branded resort in the Caribbean. Set to open in 2021, Andaz Turks & Caicos at Grace Bay, a hotel and residences development, will stretch more than five and a half acres along the beachfront. It will be developed by Vista Development Ltd. of Pronet Capital, LLC.
Andaz Turks & Caicos at Grace Bay will be situated on the western end of Grace Bay Beach, ranked the No. 1 beach in the world by TripAdvisor’s Traveler Choice Awards 2018. With prized real estate next to the Bight Reef, the resort will aim to immerse guests into the locale. The property is being designed by RAD Architecture Inc. with modern, light-filled interiors by Francisco Jove of Modus Operandi, designer of Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya and Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo.
The resort will be composed of two buildings: The 59-key hotel and the 74-unit branded residences, with co-located amenities. Andaz Turks & Caicos Residences at Grace Bay will include studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units, as well as penthouses with four bedrooms. Plans call for residential owners to have the option to participate in a hotel rental program, managed by Andaz Turks & Caicos at Grace Bay.
The master plan will offer guests and owners the choice of four restaurants and bars, including an elevated venue with unobstructed panoramic views. Health and fitness amenities at the state-of-the-art wellbeing facility will include an outdoor garden yoga studio and a full-service indoor and outdoor spa with dedicated luxury concierge services.
This story originally appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.