With magnificent architecture and sublime amenities, this 72-suite resort and spa has captured a coveted spot among the world’s most prestigious resorts.
The Palms Turks & Caicos luxury resort opened its doors in early 2005 right on world-famous Grace Bay Beach in The Turks & Caicos Islands. Since then, the $95 million, 72-suite resort has received ongoing praise for its magnificent architecture and sublime amenities.
The Palms fronts the white sand beaches of Grace Bay, a glorious jewel set amid 12 acres of fragrant, landscaped gardens. Its five buildings form a semi-circle around a multi-million dollar infinity pool, and the pool setting boasts a swim-up bar and restaurant. Not to be overshadowed by the impressive colonial lodging structures is The Palms’ 25,000 square-foot-spa, complete with reflecting pools and serene gardens, and featuring a long canal that fans out into eight coral-stone fronds, each housing a treatment room. The spa has received high praise from coverage in Forbes FYI, Condé Nast Traveler, Spa Worldwide Guide and the like for its seamless integration of state-of-the-art treatments offered within tranquil yet visually intoxicating surroundings.
The inspiration for The Palms comes from the designs of Oliver Messel, who, in the early ’60’s was noted for his use of the materials and traditions of island architecture on his adopted island of Barbados. Messel created a mix of baroque and classical design using features such as slender Greek columns, flattened arches, and white-on-white interiors. The Palms pays homage to Messel with its use of cool Barbadian coral stone in its five buildings, the incorporation of open, island-inspired architecture, and by naming its magnificent ballroom after him.
The design considerations for Hartling Group included a lofty goal; to create a space overflowing with life and energy of a bygone era, while complementing it with a sense of indulgent serenity so sought after in today’s world. Hartling Group successfully achieved this goal. The luxurious, one, two and three bedroom suites feature balconies or expansive terraces, marble floors, vaulted ceilings, custom-made mahogany furnishings and high-speed Internet. There are flat panel LCD televisions in each guest room and combination DVD and CD players in suites, as well as kitchens with classic cabinetry, equipped with Viking appliances.
With its attention to detail, outstanding architectural features and a prime oceanfront location, The Palms has earned Hartling Group accolades as a superior development and management group.