Hundreds of glass jars and empty wine and beer bottles are disposed at Camana Bay’s recycling centre, where they journey through a second life. The bottles are crushed at Dart’s Glass Crushing Facility and sold to entities such as Flowers Block, which mixes the crushed glass material with aggregate to produce concrete pavers like those found on the Community Bike & Walk Trail at Kimpton Seafire.
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.
We’ve got a bit of breaking news to share with you about a stunning new Caribbean property that’s picture-perfect for a destination wedding, posh bachelorette weekend or romantic honeymoon too! The new Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa recently opened on the famed Seven Mile Beach. The property boasts four restaurants, multiple wedding venues (large and small), a stunning spa, and plenty of activities to keep your guests enjoying every minute.
February’s development update celebrates Kimpton Seafire’s success in the travel world publications, announces Dart Real Estate’s plans to build Camana Bay’s largest commercial building, speaks to traffic management plans on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway and informs of the Seafire sales team’s move to Bungalow 1 at Seafire.
During our most recent visit to Grand Cayman, we brought some of our top Millennial advisors to put the destination to the Gen-Y test. Specifically, Questex, the parent company of Travel Agent, along with the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, invited 10 of our 30Under30 Award winners to uncover the sharpest Millennial selling points on Grand Cayman.
Ever since Frank Gehry’s spectacular Guggenheim Bilbao put its sleepy namesake city on the radar of architecture buffs two decades ago, design has became an integral aspect of travel and tourism, joining food, culture and climate when it comes to visitor draws. This year, the list of destinations sure to entice design fans includes Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa.
“You immediately see the reasons you came as a first impression,” says Scott Lee, managing principal at SB Architects. “And while there’s a variety of experiences – on the beach or in the landscape or at the bar – it’s far beyond anything else on the island.” Except for the free-range chickens and the crowing roosters, mingling among guests and staff all day. At Seafire, they’re the real stars of the show.
It’s luxury all the way at Grand Cayman’s newest resort, the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. Perched along a glorious stretch of Seven Mile Beach, the stunning Kimpton hotel sets the benchmark in Cayman for decadence, glamour, and relaxation.
In our most recent development update we discuss partnering with Martyn Lawrence Bullard in the design of The Residences at Seafire’s public spaces, Camana Bay’s continued westward expansion, the completion of the beachrock trial, the special relaunch of the Camana Bay Times and the naming of Camana Bay’s newest road, Bismarckia Way.
The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa represents an architectural departure for Grand Cayman but also stands as the vanguard of a new wave of upscale development transforming the Cayman Islands into an epicenter of laidback luxury and a modern expression of the Caribbean.