Atilla Cimsit

Grace Bay Resorts, the boutique developer and operator of some of the finest luxury resorts and branded residences in Turks and Caicos, is pleased to announce the appointment of Atilla Cimsit as general manager of South Bank, the island's newest residential luxury resort and mega yacht marina situated on 31 acres of peaceful shoreline on Long Bay, set to open in late 2023. Developed by Windward, the creator of exclusive residential and resort waterfront communities in Turks and Caicos, the unprecedented new development will feature four distinct contemporary neighborhoods as well as access to South Bank Marina. With nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Cimsit will oversee the pre-opening of South Bank.

Born in British Columbia, Canada, Cimsit graduated from Cukurova University in Adana, Turkey with a bachelor's degree in hospitality management and began his career in the luxury cruising industry with Crystal Cruises. Cimsit continued to expand his hospitality expertise by serving in food and beverage roles with Tigh-Na-Mara Resort and Aviawest Resorts on Vancouver Island. He led the pre-opening of The St. Regis Istanbul before his first stint as a general manager at Qualicum Beach Inn in British Columbia. In 2018, Cimsit moved to the Turks and Caicos Islands and joined the team at COMO Parrot Cay as the private estates manager and subsequently as the director of guest experiences. In his free time, Cimsit enjoys traveling internationally to destinations where he can enjoy water sports and biking.

With its first phase opening in late 2023, South Bank will offer one- to seven-bedroom waterfront residences scattered among four low-density neighborhoods with their own personalities, including the just-launched Arc, a groundbreaking six-story luxury residential building designed by world-renowned architect and designer Piero Lissoni. The homes at South Bank, from beachfront villas to boathouses with their own private docks, will exude a modern and sophisticated Caribbean aesthetic and promote seamless indoor/outdoor living through sweeping waterfront views and natural design elements. South Bank will provide owners an endless-vacation lifestyle and access to transformative amenities, including a fully serviced boat concierge and marina; a calm, one-of-a-kind swimming lagoon; outdoor pools with a fire pit lounge; a chic white sand beachfront; fine dining establishments; and a spa and energizing fitness center overlooking the lagoon and its landscaped relaxation islands.