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Turks and Caicos resort to close for renovations
Published on December 27, 2012 Email To Friend    Print Version

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The Veranda resort in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, recently acquired by Sandals Resorts International (SRI), parent company of Beaches Resorts, Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts and flagship, Sandals Resorts, will close for renovations starting Monday, January 7, through at least the month of March and bookings will no longer be accepted.

According to SRI Chairman, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, the decision to close during the important winter season and possibly beyond was not made lightly, but weak forward Veranda bookings coupled with an imperative to bring the resort in line with SRI’s exacting brand standard, prompted the abrupt closure.

“This property has wonderful bones and will make a great resort; however, there are significant changes to be done to improve guest amenities which must be addressed before The Veranda may transition to become part of Beaches Turks and Caicos as we’d originally planned,” said Stewart. “Closing is always a difficult decision, but the timing is right. With very little business on the books, we have the opportunity to get it right quickly.”

Stewart said a thorough assessment of The Veranda will be made following the holidays, at which time SRI will re-evaluate and share plans with everyone in the Turks and Caicos. “We have a responsibility to our guests, our team members and the people of Turks and Caicos to do the right thing with everyone’s future in mind. When this new resort is unveiled, everyone will be proud to share this really potent asset to the tourism industry in the Turks and Caicos.”
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