Pine Cay, The Meridian Club in Turks and Caicos Islands has received membership with highly prestigious Relais & Chateaux group.
The resort is the first hotel and restaurant in the TCI to achieve Relais & Chateaux status, and only the seventh in the entire Caribbean.
The Honorable Minister of Tourism, Josephine Connolly and Permanent Secretary, Cheryl Ann Jones and Deputy Permanent Secretary Mr. Arthur Been presented this monumental accomplishment to Kirk Aulin, General Manager of Pine Cay Meridian Club and Pine Cay’s amazing staff.
Connolly addressed the staff and congratulated them on their efforts and participation in such a challenge to be recognized by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government and on a Global level with the Relais and Chateaux flag.
Commenting on the accomplishment, Aulin told The SUN this is indeed a monumental day for the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Pine Cay Meridian Club Staff and Pine Cay the Meridian Club Hotel.
“This is a true testament to our staff that has taken interest in the training and executing to a plan that has proven to them they can operate at a luxury level. To be a member of Relais & Chateaux is a huge accomplishment and sends a message to the world that Pine Cay the Meridian Club is at a true Luxury Level and the services are second to none,” he said.
Aulin added: “Our staff and our ownership are elated to have this recognition and it should bring us a whole market of people who travel around the world staying at the Relais & Chateaux hotels. This will bring more income into the Turks and Caicos as well as our staff will benefit from the business. It truly is a win, win, win for everyone. We take great pleasure that the honorable minister Josephine Connolly, Permanent Secretary, Deputy Permanent Secretary came to present the acceptance by Relais & Chateau to carry their flag and congratulate the best staff in Turks and Caicos with this achievement.”
Kirk and Patricia Aulin in 2.5 years as management of Pine Cay the Meridian Club have managed to bring Pine Cay the Meridian Club from a 2.5-star hotel to a 5-Star Luxury Resort hotel.
Pine Cay, The Meridian Club, probably the longest continuously operating hotel in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) received this acknowledgement after rigorous inspection. Inclusion in the group comes only after a demanding investigation, including an anonymous visit by a professional inspector. The group currently has some 500 members in 60 countries on five continents.
Relais & Chateaux is a worldwide association of individually owned and operated luxury hotels and restaurants representing many of the finest resorts in the world.
Established in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is an association of more than 580 landmark hotels and restaurants operated by independent innkeepers, chefs, and owners who share a passion for their businesses and a desire for authenticity in their relationships with their clientele.
Relais & Châteaux is established around the globe, from the Napa Valley vineyards and French Provence to the beaches of the Indian Ocean. It offers an introduction to a lifestyle inspired by local culture and a unique dip into human history.
Relais & Châteaux members have a driving desire to protect and promote the richness and diversity of the world’s cuisine and traditions of hospitality. They are committed to preserving local heritage and the environment, as encompassed in the Charter presented to UNESCO in November 2014.
The Meridian Club is situated on one of the best beaches in the Caribbean and redefines ‘barefoot luxury’. Visitors are swept into a romantic hideaway experience, making this the perfect vacation spot for those who want to experience a true private island resort and leave the worries of day to day life behind.
With a fascinating history, and enviable crystal clear waters, unique airport, guests can enjoy privacy and tranquility, along with the company of a few others who share the same passion for life. Aside from the perfect escape for couples and friends, the island and resort are also an unequaled destination for a private wedding or special celebration and is the ideal venue for family reunions, retreats, and corporate events.
The ultimate award winning private island luxury, just 13 rooms on a 2 mile beach with 800 acres of nature and beauty for just 26 guests to experience and enjoy. Social distancing never sounded so good.