Marriott International has debuted its luxury Ritz-Carlton brand in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The Ritz-Carlton, Turks and Caicos, is located on Grace Bay in Providenciales and features design inspired by the “island’s natural splendour” by Coleman Partners Architects, LLC.

The use of wood in the interiors is described by the group as paying tribute to the destination’s Lucayan heritage, while the endemic flora of cacti, sisals and sponges – including the native turk-head cactus – have been incorporated into the property’s surroundings.

The resort comprises 147 ocean view rooms, including 23 suites, and five three-story penthouse suites with private rooftop plunge pools.

Facilities include an adults-only pool with private cabanas, a recreational pool, a spa with treatments that use indigenous plants, and a programme of activities for children aged four to 12.

Guests can also make use of the hotel’s private catamaran ‘The Lady Grace’, take part in beach yoga, or visit the on-site casino.

The resort also includes a Club Lounge which offers private check-in, a dedicated concierge, and “culinary presentations throughout the day”, as well as dedicated service at the beach.

Dining venues include Coralli, which serves freshly caught seafood and “just-picked produce”, and BLT Steak which showcases prime steaks, fresh seafood, and a ‘Blackboard Menu’ offering dishes that highlight the seasonal flavours of the island. According to Marriott, the resort marks the end of every day with the sound of a conch, and encourages guests to sample conch ceviche and other island delicacies.

The hotel also features over 1,850 sqm of meeting space, which includes a 455 sqm ballroom and a selection of outdoor venues.

Donna McNamara, Vice President and Global Brand Leader at The Ritz-Carlton, commented on the opening:

“We are thrilled to expand our global portfolio with the debut of The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos, a destination known for its stunning natural environment, which has long served as an alluring retreat for the world’s most discerning travelers.

“Whether enjoying a sunset sail or family snorkel from the resort’s private catamaran, Lady Grace, to relaxing poolside, The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos offers the perfect opportunity for our guests to recharge and reconnect while making lasting memories.”

John Hazard, GM at the hotel, added:

“Reflecting the island’s genuine warmth and hospitality, The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos promises to be a beachfront haven for guests and locals alike.

“Through thoughtful programming, elevated amenities and distinct culinary experiences, our Ladies and Gentlemen look forward to welcoming guests and immersing them in all that this destination has to offer.”

Meanwhile, Marriott is set to bring its luxury Ritz-Carlton brand to Ningbo in China’s eastern Zhejiang province in 2025.