November 2016 – Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has made waves this week as it opens the doors of its first Caribbean property Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, located 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 is 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 beauty whilst introducing modern elements and sophisticated-yet-playful amenities for an enriching and innovative stay experience, for both leisure and business travellers.
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 as 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 a turquoise pool and lush landscapes. Seafire’s three freestanding beachside bungalows offer 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.”
From its signature restaurant Ave to its casual beach bar Coccoloba, all three of Seafire’s diverse destination restaurants are helmed by Executive Chef Massimo De Francesca and share a common love of fresh, uncomplicated ingredients. Foodies will especially love Avecita’s nine-seat chefs’ bar, featuring an ever-changing, seasonally significant dining experience prepared around a wood-fired grill and plancha. Additionally, Seafire’s two pool bars serve up creative cocktails for surfside sipping and light bites for open-air snacking.
Kimpton Seafire provides the perfect tropical backdrop for business or social gatherings. The resort’s indoor and outdoor meeting space includes the 7,076-square-foot Aurea Ballroom with soaring ceilings and refined design, the 10th-floor Presidential Suite, overlooking the beach and Caribbean Sea, and the expansive Seabridge Green event lawn for beachside daytime or evening occasions. Seafire’s culinary team brings Caymanian flair to all events, with inspired menus brimming with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients, paired with top wines and craft cocktails.
The resort’s amenities continue with the 8,500-square-foot Spa at Seafire, which features seven treatment rooms with a full array of soothing services. The spa also features a Turkish style Hammam, the only one of its kind in Grand Cayman. Staying fit while travelling is possible and enjoyable at Seafire’s 1,770-square-foot state-of the-art fitness centre and weekly group fitness classes. Parents can truly relax thanks to Camp Seafire, the property’s interactive and well-planned programs for children from ages four to 12.
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, along with the 62 adjacent Residences at Seafire, marks the first resort and residential property from Dart Real Estate in partnership with Dart Development. Seafire is the result of the cinematic vision of Dayna Lee and Ted Berner of Los Angeles’ Powerstrip Studio, Mark Sopp of San Francisco’s SB Architects and Craig Stoner of EDSA, in collaboration with Ave Bradley, Kimpton’s Global SVP Design & Creative Director. On track to be the first Grand Cayman hotel to achieve LEED® Silver certification, Seafire takes sustainability to a new level with its use of recycled materials, energy efficiencies and respect for the natural environment.
For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
ABOUT SEAFIRE RESORT + SPA, SEVEN MILE BEACH, GRAND CAYMAN
Opened in November 2016, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is Grand Cayman’s first new resort development in more than a decade. Located on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, the resort melds locally inspired touches, luxurious Caymanian flavour and warm Kimpton spirit. The 266-room resort offers unmatched, unobstructed water views from nearly every guest room, including a presidential suite and three private bungalows, highlighting the spectacular sun-kissed horizon that inspired the resort’s name. Guests will indulge in a state-of-the-art spa, meander through native botanical gardens, or cool down at one of two ocean-view pools. Kimpton Seafire Resort’s three signature restaurants include a beachside bar and grill, a lively main restaurant with unparalleled panoramic views, and a signature restaurant serving Spanish Tapas with an exclusive Chef’s Table. For more information, visit www.seafireresortandspa.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
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 travellers 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” seven 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.7