Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants makes waves today as it opens the doors to its first Caribbean property Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa along the famed Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. Seafire marks the boutique hotel company’s first foray into the international luxury resort market and Grand Cayman’s first new hotel in more than a decade. That’s a lot of “firsts” to live up to, but Seafire delivers. The resort pays tribute to the classic Caymanian culture and authentic aesthetic while introducing modern elements and sophisticated-yet-playful amenities for an enriching and innovative stay experience for leisure and business travelers alike.
Immediately upon arrival, Seafire welcomes guests with its Kimpton-signature heartfelt care and “luxury without the attitude” service. On top of feeling warmly welcomed and attended to, guests are greeted by the sea and sand the moment they arrive. Seafire’s open-air design and water vistas at every turn provide front-row seats to glorious sunsets that seem to set the ocean ablaze. Perched 24-feet-above sea level, nearly every one of Seafire’s 266 guestrooms boasts a private balcony and pinch-me-I’m-dreaming views of turquoise pool and ocean waters and lush landscapes. Seafire’s three freestanding beachside bungalows offer loft-like one- and two-bedroom layouts, enhanced amenities and exclusive vantage points of the beach and ocean.
“Grand Cayman was the perfect choice for Kimpton’s first island resort, with an ideal location right on Seven Mile Beach,” said Steven Andre, Seafire General Manager. “Seafire embodies the spirit and culture of the destination, and will allow guests the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in island life.”
"With stunning and sophisticated design, its prime Seven Mile Beach location and thoughtful consideration of every aspect of the guest and residential experience, The Residences at Seafire introduce a modern Caribbean aesthetic to luxury living, where interior spaces unfold dramatically to abundant gardens and resort amenities infused with the spirit of Kimpton's Caribbean debut hotel," Doak said. "In keeping with our Dart philosophy of design excellence, The Residences at Seafire will offer a perfect balance of sand, sea and sun combined with every amenity imaginable for families seeking the exceptional Caribbean living all inspired by our shareholder Ken Dart's own experience with his young family when they first visited the island more than 20 years ago," she added.
"The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa and The Residences at Seafire reflect Ken Dart's vision of creating places where both visitors and residents want to gather, spend time and be inspired by the beauty of Cayman's natural environment," VanDevelde continued. "It is also testament to Dart's commitment to help grow the local economy and create new opportunities that will benefit the island's strong tourism industry."
The property topped out in August, and the design team is focusing its attention on the build-out of the extraordinary interior spaces. The resort and residences are on schedule for opening in November 2016.
Adjacent to Seafire, Kimpton Resort and Spa on its north side is a restaurant called Tikki Beach then a number of vacant land parcels anticipated to be the site of the Four Seasons Cayman Islands, before you get to Sundownerand directly to the south is Seafire Residences beyond which is Public Beach and then Harbour Heights.
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