Hotelier Behind Secret Bay, Gregor Nassief, Named Caribbean Journal’s ‘Caribbean Hotelier Of The Year’

We are thrilled to announce that Gregor Nassief, our beloved proprietor at Secret Bay, has been named Caribbean Journal’s ‘Caribbean Hotelier of the Year.’ It is truly an honor that the man who pioneered our mission to bring six-star luxury to the Nature Island has had his efforts recognized, and the whole Secret Bay team would like to share this pride and gratitude with everyone involved in our Secret Bay family. 

In their recognition of Nassief, Caribbean Journal writes, “And when you come to Dominica’s Secret Bay, you know you are at the home of an artist. Owner Gregor Nassief has taken a family passion project and turned it into a leading light for Dominica’s hospitality sector, a now world-renowned hotel and, most impressively, a growing footprint thanks to a residential-resort expansion. A native of Dominica, Nassief’s work represents the best of Caribbean hospitality — and a model for what a small hotel can be.”

“This is an unexpected and much-appreciated distinction from Caribbean Journal,” remarked Nassief. “I want to thank our Board of Directors for their support and guidance, and our exceptional team who really deserve the credit for going above and beyond every hour of every day to deliver an extraordinary experience to our incredible guests. This was a challenging year for the travel industry and hoteliers, but I’m very hopeful about the future.”

After many years residing in Latin America where he built a technology company which he still manages today, Dominica-born Nassief returned to his native land in 2009 with a dream to develop unique, sustainable properties that marry effortless luxury with simplicity. In 2011, that vision manifested into Secret Bay. Nassief later established GEMS Holdings Limited, a portfolio of owned and managed properties that have received global praise for their quality of experience and design, commitment to environmental responsibility and understanding and support of local culture and community. In addition to Secret Bay, the GEMS portfolio includes Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort and The Residences at Secret Bay.

We express gratitude and joy for Secret Bay to be credited in this prestigious publication, and we are proud to continue Nassief’s vision for delivering extraordinary experiences to travelers worldwide.

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