GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, Nov. 15, 2016 — 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."
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 noshing.
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 traveling is possible Seafire's 1,770-square-foot state-of the-art fitness center and weekly group fitness classes. And, parents can truly relax thanks to Camp Seafire, the property's interactive and well-planned programs for children ages 4 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.