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Kimpton debuts first luxury property in Grand Cayman

by Jane Kitchen | 17 Nov 2016

Boutique hotel operator Kimpton has opened the doors to its first Caribbean property, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, located along the famed Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman.

This marks the hotel company’s first foray into the international luxury resort market, as well as Grand Cayman’s first new hotel in more than a decade. Kimpton Hotels was acquired by InterContinental in 2014.

Seafire includes an 8,500sq ft (794sq m) spa with seven treatment rooms and a Turkish hammam, as well as a 1,770sq ft (164sq m) fitness centre with weekly group fitness classes.

The Spa at Seafire is Kimpton’s seventh spa; it also operates spas at hotel locations in New York, San Diego, Sedona, Denver, and Vero Beach, Florida.

The 266-bedroom resort, along with the 62 adjacent Residences at Seafire, is the first resort and residential property from Dart Real Estate in partnership with Dart Development.

Designed by Mark Sopp of San Francisco’s SB Architects with interiors by Dayna Lee and Ted Berner of Los Angeles’ Powerstrip Studio, and landscapes by Craig Stoner of EDSA, the hotel blends an open-air design and contemporary aesthetic with a laid-back island approach.

“Seafire is the pinnacle of the designs that we’ve come across,” said Mike Defrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants. “I think we’ve come up with just an amazing property.”

The resort also makes use of recycled materials and energy efficiencies, and is on-track to be the first Grand Cayman hotel achieve LEED Silver certification.

Kimpton Hotels  Seafire Resort  Grand Cayman  Spa  architecture 
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Boutique hotel operator Kimpton has opened the doors to its first Caribbean property, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, located along the famed Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. This marks the hotel company’s first foray into the international luxury resort market, as well as Grand Cayman’s first new hotel in more than a decade. Kimpton Hotels was acquired by InterContinental in 2014. Seafire includes an 8,500sq ft (794sq m) spa
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Designed by Mark Sopp of San Francisco’s SB Architects, this is the first Caribbean resort for Kimpton – and its first foray into international luxury / SB Architects
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