“The Palms” is reborn in Turks and Caicos
Formerly know as The Regent Palms, the award-winning hotel will once again operate as independent property under The Hartling Group.
PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS AND CAICOS, August 31, 2015 – After eight years of successfully operating as The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos, the hotel is returning to its boutique roots. As of September 1, 2015 the 72-suite resort and spa, located on famed Grace Bay Beach, will once again be The Palms Turks and Caicos.
The multiple award-winning resort, part of the travel industry’s leading network, Virtuoso, will continue under the leadership of Karen Whitt. Whitt joined the property as General Manager nearly five years ago, and was named General Manager of the Year by Luxury Travel Advisor in 2014.
The transition back to The Palms coincides with a $3.5 million renovation and refresh that was unveiled this summer as part of the beachfront resort’s 10th anniversary celebration, including room updates and the addition of several new dining experiences.
“This transition is a natural and seamless one,” said Karen Whitt, General Manager of The Palms. “Our dynamic team has created and managed every aspect of the property since 2012, and we are passionately committed to continue offering the hand crafted experiences our guests know and love.”
Stan Hartling, CEO of The Hartling Group and owner of The Palms, is deeply engrained in the development and success of the Turks and Caicos hospitality industry. Hartling was a pioneer of luxury tourism in Turks and Caicos 20 years ago, when he developed and opened one of the first condominium hotels on Providenciales, The Sands on Grace Bay. He then developed and opened The Palms in 2005, and now is completing construction of his third beachfront resort on the island – The Shore Club on Long Bay, which will open in summer 2016.
“Our guests crave a boutique hotel experience,” said Stan Hartling, CEO of The Hartling Group. “We have created a wealth of programs and amenities that speak to this, and we are dedicated to continuing our investment at The Palms. Last year, 2014, was our best year ever with 24 percent growth over the previous year, and we see this upward trend continuing. Our results year-to-date are terrific and of course it’s a great time to be a resort operator in Turks and Caicos, following the award for the TripAdvisor “Number One Island Destination in the World” earlier this year. We are excited about this next chapter in the history of The Palms and I look forward to seeing the resort continue to grow and evolve with the needs and interests of our guests. ”
For more information, visit www.ThePalmstc.com.
About The Palms
The Palms is the epitome of timeless sophistication in the Caribbean. With colonially inspired design, The Palms transports guests to a classic island experience with 72 oceanfront suites featuring panoramic views, luxurious and spacious accommodations and highly personalized service. Located on the famed Grace Bay Beach, the regal entrance to The Palms makes way to high-end retail shops, an infinity pool and swim-up bar, the al fresco award-winning Parallel 23 restaurant, chic event and meeting space, croquet lawn, tennis courts, and complimentary water sports on white sand beaches. Adjacent to the retail courtyard is the 25,000 sq. ft. spa, an on-site retreat that embodies the elements of Turks & Caicos with a coral façade, open-air lounge and treatment room bungalows offering the ultimate in privacy. The spa is an oasis in the Caribbean with a focus on health, wellness, fitness, and mental and physical transformation.