The opening of the upscale Rock House residential complex in Turks and Caicos marks the completion of New York designer Shawn Henderson’s first hotel project. Designed in collaboration with locally based Coast Architects, Rock House, part of the Grace Bay Resorts portfolio, comprises 46 studio, one and two bedroom volumes on the island of Providenciales that feature a blend of traditional and contemporary architecture. Environmental preservation was a key tenet of the project, which was designed by local artisans from the cliffs below with limestone walls and indigenous landscaping.
“My inspiration for Rock House came from the glamorous hotels of the French Riviera and the Amalfi Coast,” says Henderson. “Since the Turks and Caicos Islands are surrounded by some of the most beautiful waters in the world, my goal was to create calm, uncluttered and serene interiors to maintain the focus on the ocean and take advantage of the beautiful unobstructed views from each home. .”
Soothing earth tones infuse a laid-back vibe throughout the property, while terrazzo floors and porcelain serve as a backdrop for custom furnishings. Floor-to-ceiling windows and 13-foot-high vaulted ceilings enhance views of the Atlantic Ocean, as does the 100-foot-long infinity pool.
Amenities, including on-site spa facilities, tennis courts and a yoga pavilion, are set to open later this year.
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