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Seven Stars Resort Turks & Caicos realigns

From Gay Nagle Myers at Travel Weekly:

"In the 18 months since it first opened, a high-end resort on Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, has changed owners, switched its management company, rethought its strategies and now is focused on a new direction in terms of service, amenities and facilities for its guests."

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Nikki Beach Resort & Spa in receiveship

Tough to see such a highly regarded property go under - but probably just too much debt:

Leeward Resort Ltd. - the owner of Nikki Beach Resort & Spa on Turks and Caicos Islands - has been placed into receivership, General Manager Jonathan Steers said.

Guests paid up to $3,000 a night to stay at the Caribbean resort that offered Bvlgari bath products and an infinity pool with beds resembling those of 19th century opium dens.

The Travel Channel this year rated the resort, which opened less than two years ago, No. 2 on its list of the 21 hottest Caribbean escapes.

It probably won't be long before the bank eats this loss and sells to someone - banks usually don't run hotels well...

New Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos webcam

We just added a new webcam to our current most popular page of Caribbean Webcams. The cam of Grace Bay and is hosted by The Regent Grand Resort and Spa.

Turks & Caicos welcomes tourists after Hurricane Ike

September 18, 2008 -- The Turks & Caicos Islands Tourist Board is again welcoming travelers to Providenciales with the opening of Providenciales International Airport for unrestricted commercial flights. Impacted by Hurricane Ike, Providenciales is buzzing again as people return to normal, everyday life and tourists enjoy the island.

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Grand Turk Cruise Center Scheduled to Re-Open in Early October

MarketWatch is reporting the following:

MIAMI, Sept 11, 2008 -- The Grand Turk Cruise Center, which is operated by Miami-based Carnival Corporation & plc , and located on the island of Grand Turk, has scheduled an Oct. 8, 2008 re-opening date, following the passage of Hurricane Ike.

An engineering survey has confirmed that no damage was sustained to the cruise ship pier, which can accommodate up to two ships at one time. Minimal damage occurred to the facility's retail and restaurant complex.

"We believe we can complete repairs to the cruise center within a 30-day period and bring cruise ships back to Grand Turk," said Giora Israel, Carnival's vice president of strategic planning and port development. "We will be able to provide many of the wonderful, beach, snorkeling and watersports experiences that Grand Turk is famous for, along with the oversized pool and food and shopping opportunities at the cruise center, including the extremely popular Margaritaville restaurant."

Sandals hurricane update

From Breaking Travel News, an interview with Tony Cowles:

Tony Cowles is the UK Managing Director of Sandals Resorts. He's just returned from the Caribbean to inspect the damage caused by Hurricane Ike and also to check on the progress of the new Italian Village and Pirate's Island Waterpark at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort & Spa.

Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Industry Open for Business

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands - September 11, 2008 - The Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) reports that it is largely 'business as usual' for the majority of its member properties and services catering to tourism in the island chain. Most properties in Providenciales, the main tourism center, suffered only minimal damage during the recent Hurricanes Hanna and Ike that passed by the islands. Greater damage was experienced in the outlying islands of Grand Turk, South Caicos and Salt Cay.

Power has been restored throughout most of Providenciales, and airline service by major carriers - including American Airlines, US Airways and Delta Airlines - has resumed on regularly scheduled levels to Providenciales International Airport. Structural damage on Providenciales was minimal and no major beach erosion or environmental issues have been reported.

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