Grace Bay Resorts partners with Thom Filicia

Grace Bay Resorts in Turks and Caicos announced a new partnership with celebrity interior designer Thom Filicia to bring his aesthetic to the brand’s resort properties, including the Grace Bay Club, as well as The Residences, the company’s first private residential micro-resort of luxury single family beachfront homes.

This multi-phase partnership marks the first interior design collaboration for the hospitality group, and the first design project in the Turks and Caicos Islands for Filicia.

While Grace Bay Club is known for reinventing itself constantly, including adding new food and beverage concepts and undertaking annual upgrades and renovations, this is the first time in its 20-year history that the resort partnered with a celebrity designer like Filicia in its efforts to reshape the interior redesign of its suites. Grace Bay Club comprises the adults-only hotel, family-friendly villas and the luxe estate, and Filicia was selected to create a more unified design aesthetic across the entire property. Inspired by the resort’s tropical surroundings, Filicia’s concepts will mix new textures, dynamic colors and soft lighting to enhance the property’s overall atmosphere and deliver a more contemporary experience for guests.

Interior enhancements, including the Grace Bay Club lobby and two prototype Villa Suites, will make their debut in late 2013, with the balance of villas to follow in 2014. The adults-only hotel and luxe estate will follow in 2015.

For The Residences, Filicia’s design includes distinct interior furniture and finishes for the three private homes in this micro resort development. Currently under construction on Grace Bay Beach, the four bedroom, 6,000-square-foot beachfront Residences are priced at $4 million and scheduled for completion in summer 2014.

Filicia’s design sensibility earned him multiple accolades from the design world, including House Beautiful and Elle Décor. He is the creative mind and driving force behind the Thom Filicia Home Collection, and most recently he opened his first to-the-trade showroom, Sedgwick & Brattle, at the New York Design Center in September 2013.

Grace Bay Resorts is a boutique developer and operator of luxury resorts and branded residences, founded from its flagship property Grace Bay Club which opened in 1993. The brand has grown with an ownership stake in the management of West Bay Club and The Residences, a micro resort with beachfront villas all in Turks and Caicos. The company is led by Mark Durliat and Nikheel Advani, the developers and hoteliers behind this brand, and Michael Brewster, previous managing partner of Denver-based SV Capital Partners. Grace Bay Resorts is expanding its brand and services across the Caribbean destinations and Latin America, with a target of 10 properties in the next few years.



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