Tuesday, November 17, 2015

First Look At Kimpton's Seafire Resort And Spa In Grand Cayman, Opening In 2016

Cayman Inspired Resort Represents First New Resort Development Along Famed Seven Mile Beach in 10 Years 

Kimpton Hotels introduces Seafire Resort + Spa, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman as it officially begins its one-year countdown to opening in November 2016. Seafire reflects Kimpton’s first new build venture in a dedicated resort market and will be the first property outside the continental U.S. within the brand’s current portfolio. It also holds the honor of being the first new development along Seven Mile Beach in more than a decade. 
Seafire represents Kimpton’s take on what a playful yet sophisticated island escape should be for today’s discerning leisure travelers and meeting/incentive groups seeking a balance between luxury and authenticity. The property will deliver the brand’s hallmark genuine service, inspired design, and an array of signature amenities and culinary offerings set against the striking backdrop of famed Seven Mile Beach.
Seafire, which first broke ground in 2012 and is now a year away from opening, recently celebrated the topping off of its main building, home to the resort’s 266 distinctively-appointed guest rooms and suites. These will include a penthouse Presidential Suite, 16 oceanfront suites, nine beachfront bungalows, 18 oceanview suites, 118 oceanview guest rooms, and eight uniquely configured family suites, along with an eclectic mix of features such as spa bathrooms, wide orientations to maximize ocean views, and convenient kitchenettes.
Signature elements of the resort include:
The Arrival
Upon arrival, a Ficus Aurora heritage tree and lush tropical landscaping provide a memorable welcome to guests. Once at the hotel, guests will be greeted with their first glimpse of the sea as seen through the open lobby building set far enough to provide a grand visual of the surrounding seascape.

The Lawn
A promenade that leads guests on a path to relaxation and enjoyment via special seating areas, “hidden spots,” a communal fire pit,1,300 square foot event lawn, and one of the resort’s two pools.  

The North End
Home to the resort’s main pool, beach and water sports access, the interconnected coastal biking and walking paths, and a retail and restaurant promenade located alongside a spectacular blue/green accent wall.

The property will also house 62 residential units with access to all Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa amenities, a private social rooftop, personalized concierge service and a beach view from every unit.


Kimpton’s Seafire Resort & Spa, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman melds the locally-inspired with the contemporary comforts of luxury resort living.Once complete, Seafire will be one of the largest resorts along Seven Mile Beach, and the only resort to offer unmatched, unobstructed water views from every guest room, including the spectacular sun-kissed horizon that inspired the resort’s name.

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a leading collection of boutique hotels and restaurants and the acknowledged industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique hotel concept to the United States. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is renowned for making travelers feel genuinely cared for through thoughtful perks and amenities, bold, playful design and a sincerely personal style of guest service. Out to help people live full, balanced lives, Kimpton aims to inspire with touches like yoga mats in every room, complimentary coffee and tea to start the day, hosted evening Wine Hour, in-room fitness programming and complimentary bike rentals. The award-winning restaurants and bars are led by talented chefs and bartenders that offer guests a chance to dine like a local.
Kimpton is consistently ranked as one of the top companies in the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, Upper Upscale Segment, for Customer Satisfaction. The company is highly-regarded for its innovative employee culture and benefits and has been named a FORTUNE magazine “Best Place to Work” six times since 2009. Kimpton is continuously growing and currently operates over 60 hotels and 70 plus restaurants, bars and lounges in 30 U.S. cities. In January 2015, Kimpton was welcomed into the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands, bringing together two special cultures and sets of values to create the world's largest boutique hotel business. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.

About Dart Realty (Cayman) Ltd.
Renowned for its thoughtful design approach, Dart Realty is Dart’s Cayman investment, development and management company with more than a million square feet of built assets within a diverse real estate portfolio. This includes the master planned, mixed use development of Camana Bay with 600,000+ square feet of office, retail, restaurant, residential and educational space. Camana Bay also has in excess of 700,000 square feet of developed grounds including courtyards, gardens, event spaces, sports, fields, car parks, roads and a helipad. Other real estate assets on Grand Cayman include commercial and retail buildings in the capital of George Town, Regatta Office Park on prestigious West Bay Road; the Cayman Islands Yacht Club, a commercial marina with 68 slips and facilities, retail and restaurants; the residential neighborhood of Salt Creek and the Waterways apartment complex. In addition the 26-acre Dart Realty nursery propagates and supplies native plants and trees for the landscape architecture and design at all of its developments. With nearly USD $1billion in assets, Dart Realty’s portfolio is growing with the addition of Seven Mile Beach properties including the Kimpton hotel and residences and an upcoming five star resort and residences. In all its developments, Dart Realty is a regional leader in place making and sustainability, advancing recycling efforts and employing a broad range of building and operating techniques to increase energy efficiency.

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