Dart Real Estate sought a design that would ensure an exceptional experience for guests as soon as they walk into the new Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, perched on Grand Cayman’s western shoreline, and adjoining Residences at Seafire.
Spring is the season of renewal and we’re embracing it with a celebration, a reopening, a redevelopment and milestones in achieving improved infrastructure. From a prestigious award for Kimpton Seafire to preparations for opening the new underpass to creating new pedestrian connectivity and canal lots to a reinvigorated beachfront restaurant, we are embracing change and possibilities.
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on Grand Cayman offers a stylish vacation retreat paired with stunning private residences. The two new towers rising above legendary Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman Island are striking symbols of a new approach to architecture in the western Caribbean. Most of the 266 guestrooms and suites at the resort and all 62 of the residences boast beautiful views of the ocean or north sound as well as the lush terraces leading to Seven Mile Beach.
The Cayman Islands’ biggest commercial real estate developer and the driving force behind Kimpton Hotels’ first Caribbean property, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, Dart Real Estate is taking a shine to the hotel business and has its sights set on more. Under the leadership of founder Ken Dart, the company over many years has developed more than US$1.3 billion in mixed-use, residential, commercial, recreational, educational and hospitality properties throughout the Cayman Islands and is on the cusp of developing a second hotel property, a 5-star resort located on Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach.
Sustainable development can be defined as that which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Long-term vision is a quality many developers do not possess, but Dart Development does and the positive impact sustainable development can have on Cayman’s environment, economy and society cannot be understated.
After raising the stakes in luxury travel with the opening of Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in November 2016, Dart Real Estate has been awarded the Development of the Year Award by The Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit. One of the most coveted awards by the Caribbean hotel and tourism investment community, it recognises the most outstanding hospitality development built, redeveloped or repositioned within the past year.
The Caribbean Advertising Federation has awarded Dart Real Estate gold and silver awards in the ADDY® Awards, the world’s largest advertising competition, with over 50,000 entries annually. A video introducing The Residences at Seafire signature interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard titled “Martyn Lawrence Bullard – Where the Sun Ignites the Sea” won gold and was selected Judge’s Choice for Cinematography. Also, Camana Bay’s Christmas-themed video titled “Have the Most Wonderful Time” won silver in the 60-second television commercial category.
The Residences at Seafire are the newest luxury residences planned for Grand Cayman, according to press materials. English interior designer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, who has decorated the Kardashian homes, is designing its public spaces and model residences.
The Residences at Seafire, the newest residential building to call Seven Mile Beach home, aims to heighten Caribbean interior design through its collaboration with noted celebrity decorator Martyn Lawrence Bullard who has crafted a vision of high design previously unseen in Cayman.
Development from a Dart perspective is like an orchestra of musicians and instruments working together to create a symphony of buildings and places whose whole is greater than the sum of their individual parts. Every orchestra needs a conductor and at Dart Development, that person is Justin Howe, Senior Vice President Development & Engineering. On any given day, Howe is coordinating dozens of people who are part of multiple teams working on multiple projects on Grand Cayman.