Grace Bay Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Crawford F. Sherman as the managing director of Rock House, the newest development for the Turks and Caicos-based luxury resort brand. As the first residential resort tucked into the rugged limestone cliffs of Providenciales’ north shore, Rock House is due to open at the end of 2021.
With over 30 years of hospitality experience, Sherman will lead the opening of Rock House, which will feature 46 oceanfront villa-style residences and breathtaking amenities, including a 100-foot infinity pool perched on a 25-ft limestone cliff, as well as the secluded Rock House Beach Club. Additional amenities will include a signature restaurant offering dazzling, 180-degree views of the ocean, fitness center and spa services, tennis courts and winding jogging trails.
“We are truly thrilled to welcome Mr. Sherman to our Grace Bay Resorts family and have him lead us through the successful opening of Rock House,” said Nikheel Advani, principal and COO of Grace Bay Resorts. “His rich knowledge and considerable experience in managing luxury resorts in several key destinations, including here in the Turks and Caicos Islands, will undoubtedly strengthen our brand as we grow our collection.”
A seasoned professional, Sherman’s experience includes four years as a regional director of operations for COMO Hotels and Resorts where he managed the construction of the Metropolitan Miami and the renovations of the acclaimed Parrot Cay Resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands. While working with Parrot Cay, he led the development and construction of several private villas and sold over $48 million in real estate sales on the island.
In addition, he also served two years as vice president of operations and ten years as a general manager. His most recent successes included the $80 million development of The Line in Washington DC, where he led the pre-opening operation alongside the construction and development teams. The resort consists of three restaurants, 10,000 square feet of multi-functional event spaces, and 220 upscale accommodations.