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Sandals Resorts International has been garnering a lot of attention this winter season. First was the news that Sandals was entering the destination of Grenada with its purchase of LaSource Resort, which will reopen as the Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa. On the heels of that announcement came the news that Sandals had purchased The Veranda Resorts & Residences in Turks & Caicos, a luxury property consisting of oceanfront suites and villas along Grace Bay. The sale transaction was handled exclusively by Sandals and The Veranda's owner, Faez Limited. The purpose of the purchase was to expand Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa and to introduce the new addition as Key West Luxury Village, which was accomplished last month.
"It has been an exciting month for us and we are so pleased to continue the expansion of the Beaches Resorts brand in Turks & Caicos," said Gordon "Butch" Stewart, chairman of Sandals Resorts. "Everything here is expressly designed for the way today's families live and travel. We have so enjoyed sharing the beauty of Grace Bay over the last 15 years and look forward to welcoming guests to this new piece of paradise."
The Key West Luxury Village has family-friendly studios, multi-bedroom suites and villas. Key West Luxury Village will be the first major addition to Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa since the grand opening of the resort's Italian Village in 2009. In addition to the 16 restaurants currently on property, guests will now have access to three new dining establishments through the expansion, as well as a number of other luxurious amenities. Beaches Turks & Caicos will also be recruiting existing staff of The Veranda.
"While the sale of this magnificent property was not anticipated so early in its establishment, we feel proud to have been the operators who established it as among the top five-star, fully-inclusive properties in the Caribbean," said Mark Durliat, CEO, Grace Bay Resorts. "Our team will work hand-in-hand with Sandals Resorts International to provide a wonderful experience for all during the transition."
All reservations on record for The Veranda after Dec. 17 will be honored by Beaches Turks & Caicos.