Friday, March 27, 2009
It's almost spring break time and here's a resort we're dying to check out: The brand new Turks & Caicos Gansevoort. It's from the same folks who brought us the chic hotels in the Meatpacking District and South Beach.
Like its sister properties, the pool is the main focus. The Turks & Caicos Gansevoort is the largest one yet: a 7,000 square foot, U-shaped infinity pool. Can’t you just see yourself lounging in a pool side cabana while the pool boys deliver you banana dacquiris? The hotel is near the Provo’s Grace Bay Beach, named “best beach” by Condé Nast Traveler. Maybe we should hit the beach instead, then head back to the pool in the evening when it’s transformed into a candlelit dining and lounging area?
The restaurant, the Bagatelle Bistrot will be familiar to anyone who has stayed at the NYC Gansevoort. (It’s the restaurant across 9th Ave. that has those crazy parties that last all day on Saturdays.) It has an impressive 1,200 bottle wine cellar.
The rooms are decorated in all white with natural touches like wood and native stone and have floor to ceiling windows so you can appreciate the ocean views from your bed. The rooms have two of our all time favorite details, which will surely be in our dream house someday: remote control blinds so you can allow the sun in without ever having to get out of bed and overheard rain showers. The resort has complimentary wireless, should you be fool enough to want to check in on the rest of the world.
No property of this level would be complete without a spa, and Gansevoort Turks & Caicos has one of our faves: The Exhale spa. Treatment rooms overlook a private garden. There’s also an outside pavilion for yoga classes and Exhale’s signature, kill Core Fusion class. We may even make an exception to our no working out on vacation rule for that.
Rooms start at $295 a night with the hotel's Steal Away package. Care to join us?
For a review of the Gansevoort in Miami, check out The Daily Obsession.