Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

Inside Out: This Art is on Fire

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Art is not confined to buildings designed specifically for it; instead it is found in the very design of buildings. Installations presented in hotels, restaurants, parks and other public spaces, allow this art to be enjoyed by a large number of people. In Cayman, the new Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa provides yet another arena for some fortuitous and well-deserving artists to display their work. Numerous local artists are featured in the hotel, using a variety of media, from the sculptures to photography to a catboat masterpiece.

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Black Tomato: Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, Grand Cayman

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What’s in a name? Everything when it comes to the Kimpton Seafire. With its artful inside/outside design, this resort is one of the best places to watch the sea catch fire as the sun sets over another dazzling day on Grand Cayman. But regardless of the time of day, of the colour of the sea or sky, this beautiful resort will give you a true flavor of Cayman life, on one of the Caribbean’s most lauded beaches.

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Kimpton Seafire Bike Path

Domino Magazine: Tour a Caribbean Resort That Feels Like Home

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You know when you’re traveling and your hotel just doesn’t feel like home? Between the tiny rooms and always busy lobby, there’s no space for you. Well, that is the exact opposite of what it’s like to stay at the recently opened Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on Grand Cayman Island. The culture of the island was effortlessly infused into almost every design element in the resort and the space was created for both locals and visitors to enjoy together.

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Coccoloba

The Daily Meal: Inside Grand Cayman’s Culinary Scene with Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

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Grand Cayman’s recently opened first-ever boutique resort, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, brings travelers a real taste of the Caribbean’s culinary capital. It’s luxurious, perfectly decorated, tech-savvy, and just like all Kimpton properties, dog-friendly. Kimpton Seafire Resort is perfect for all types of travelers: families, millennials, couples, and, most of all, food-lovers. Offering guests the chance to partake in exclusive culinary events, the luxury resort brings a new element to vacation dining experiences.

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Montecristo Magazine: Perfectly Relaxed

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As the first new hotel on Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach in over a decade, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is set to usher in a new generation of tropical traveller. The 266-room Seafire is being touted as the country’s first boutique hotel. The property is a move away from more formal options on the island and is a strident step towards a full-throttle holiday filled with fun and sun.

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President’s Update: 12 May 2017

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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.

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Jackie Doak Mother's Day

Camana Bay Blog: Meet Jackie Doak

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Jackie Doak is known to most as the President of Dart Real Estate, but at home, she’s just “Mom”. Often described by her peers and employees as a superwoman, Jackie humbly concedes it isn’t easy juggling work and home. “With today’s technology and 24 hour connectivity, the concept of ‘work/life balance’ doesn’t exist; for me it’s work/life integration,” she said when asked how she fulfills the roles of president, wife and mother. “I carefully choose how I spend my time.”

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Personnel 2000

Camana Bay Blog: Spotlight On: Personnel 2000

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Looking for brightest talent in unlikely spaces – that’s the mission of Personnel 2000, the only recruitment agency located in Camana Bay. Calling Camana Bay its choice location for its growing staff, Personnel 2000 specialises in both temporary and permanent recruitment, HR outsourcing, immigration and payroll services. The company is now in its 20th year of operation in the Cayman Islands.

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The Bungalows, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

Ocean Home Magazine: In the “Valley of Awesomeness”

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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.

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Seven Mile Beach

Hotels Magazine: Dart Further Develops the Cayman Islands

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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.

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Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa Adults-Only Pool

Forbes: Explore The Caribbean’s Newest Luxury Property – Grand Cayman’s Seafire Resort +Spa

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It’s always a welcome event when a stunning new hotel arrives in the Caribbean. Kimpton’s Seafire Resort + Spa is a terrific addition to the super-swank Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman. The property is set 24 feet above sea level, which provides an airy vibe and outstanding sunset views. With décor that combines authentic Caribbean charm and a sleek modern beach vibe, endless on-site activities, and multiple dining options, the property has something for everyone.

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Camana Bay Times: Dart Leading in LEED

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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.

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Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

Dart Real Estate’s Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa Receives CHRIS Development of the Year Award

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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.

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Dart Glass Crushing Facility

Camana Bay Blog: The Journey of a Bottle

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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.

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Camana Bay

Camana Bay Times: Dart Wins Award for Advertising Videos

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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.

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Chef Clare Takes Cayman

President’s Update: 31 March 2017

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It’s an exciting time at Dart Real Estate with development well underway on our significant infrastructure projects and new opportunities on the horizon. This month’s update covers the upcoming pop-up dinning experiences with Chef Clare Smyth MBE – the UK’s most-acclaimed female chef – plus announces our recent Gold, Silver and Judge’s Choice awards at the CAF ADDY Awards. You’ll also find an update on our progress with the Camana Bay Underpass, new Camana Bay Roundabout and the National Gallery’s new entrance promises easier access.

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Technology in the Home

Dart Real Estate Blog: The Home, City and Office of the Future

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One trend is clear: energy efficiency is a high priority for homeowners. Home automation, the internet of things, and artificial intelligence are leading the way, responding to our desire of spending more time doing things rather than managing things. The future is all about what our daily objects can do for us. Here’s a peek into four advances that are set to become staples in our future homes and cities.

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Camana Bay Times: Justin Howe’s Orchestra of Development

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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.

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The Observation Tower

Camana Bay Times: More than Just a Great View

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In the commercial real estate world, The Observation Tower at Camana Bay would be considered an anomaly. Occupying a prime location on a busy shopping street, it has never been available for rent. But for Dart Real Estate, design is as important as function and The Observation Tower is no exception. As the focal point of Camana Bay’s Town Centre, The Observation Tower is lit up like a lantern after dark with a welcoming glow that spreads its warmth to the streets below.

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Maris Avenue Bridge at Camana Bay progresses - February 2017

Camana Bay Times: Developing High-Tech Infrastructure for Cayman

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Many of the infrastructure projects in and around Camana Bay scheduled for completion during the coming months represent firsts for the Cayman Islands. All of these projects use construction methods employed regularly in other parts of the world, but for the Cayman Islands, they are groundbreaking. The new infrastructure elements involve high-tech engineering the public might not be aware of because they can’t see it.

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Camana Bay Blog: 10 Fascinating Facts About Camana Bay’s Design

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Every detail matters to Dart Real Estate. The best artisans and craftsmen locally and around the world came together over 10 years ago to design and later build the town of Camana Bay. Today, thousands of residents and visitors visit each year and share in the culture and heritage of the Cayman Islands through little details woven throughout the architecture and ambience that makes Camana Bay so special.

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Jackie Doak

Dart Real Estate Blog: President Jackie Doak Embracing Ambition on International Women’s Day

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Today The Tory Burch Foundation launched its “Embrace Ambition” campaign. The campaign encourages women everywhere to “fearlessly pursue your dreams and embrace your ambitions”. To say that the video and campaign inspired me would be an understatement. Today I can unequivocally say that I embraced my ambition, my passion and my desire to inspire the people who surround me to live their best lives, dream big and make a difference in all that we do each and every day.

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Weddings at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

Jet Fete by Bridal Bar: New Caribbean Destination Wedding Location: Kimpton Seafire

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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.

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Studio Residence

Lonny Magazine: How Celeb Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard Styles a Studio Apartment

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Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the award-winning interior designer, is famous for decorating grand A-list homes, but that doesn’t mean he can’t also design on a small scale. In his newest project at The Residences at Seafire, a residential section of the Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa in Grand Cayman, Bullard created a series of studio apartments that seriously step up the small space game.

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The Bungalows, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

The Huffington Post: Top Design Destinations for 2017

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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.

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Camana Bay

Camana Bay Times: The Evolution of Camana Bay’s Landscape Design

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Camana Bay’s landscape design was conceived to specifically reflect the unique natural and cultural heritage of the Cayman Islands; to be authentically Caymanian, but embrace modern aesthetics. By the principles of “New Urbanism,” Camana Bay would be a sustainable, multi-purpose community but, unlike some international developments, would not attempt to replicate older architectural styles.

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One Nexus Way

Camana Bay Times: Camana Bay’s Building Evolution

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Just like any other town, Camana Bay has evolved. It’s not just the tenants that have evolved in the decade since the Town Centre opened; the landscaping has evolved; the type of visitors has evolved; they way people use the spaces has evolved; and, as One Nexus Way – Camana Bay’s next Class A office building – exemplifies, design and construction have also evolved.

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The Naptime Reviewer: Camana Bay – The Town on Grand Cayman that Stole My Heart

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Camana Bay is a hidden gem of a town that is bursting with liveliness and family-friendly fun. I have never visited such a community-oriented Caribbean town that truly goes out of their way to get everyone involved, making it fun for all. From holiday celebrations, to gatherings at the local bookstore to farmers/artisans markets and beyond, this is a traveler’s dream.

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Camana Bay Roundabout

Cayman Compass: Dart Tunnel Project Approved

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Dart Real Estate confirmed Thursday it had been granted planning permission for an underpass along West Bay Road. The developer plans to get to work immediately on preliminary work associated with the infrastructure project, part of an ambitious plan to create “sea-to-sound” connectivity between Camana Bay and Seven Mile Beach.

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Jackie Doak

Camana Bay Times: Passionate About Places and People: An Interview with Jackie Doak

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Thirteen years ago Jackie Doak was hired as Dart’s Vice President of Sales. Her role grew to include leasing and, later, to oversee Dart’s first development in the Cayman Islands, Camana Bay. Today, as the President of Dart Real Estate, she is inspired by the knowledge that we create and invest in developments that will have a positive impact on the Cayman Islands.

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Beachrock Removal

Dart Real Estate Submits Coastal Works Application for Beachrock Removal

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Dart Real Estate announced today the submittal of a Coastal Works application for partial removal of beachrock immediately offshore the area north of Kimpton Seafire and Tiki Beach, a site which has been identified as the preferred location for a five-star resort and residences. The exposed beachrock protrudes along the shoreline and impedes beachgoers’ ability to enter the sea and swim.

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Rooster at Seafire

Architects and Artisans: Seafire Resort on Grand Cayman

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“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.

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Daniel Purdy

Camana Bay Times: Dart Hires New VP of Leasing

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It takes courage and a sense of adventure to move to another country, sight unseen, and accept a challenging position with a company you knew absolutely nothing about only months before. In his new role, Dan Purdy, Dart Real Estate’s new VP of Leasing, will oversee the entire portfolio of rental properties, including those at Camana Bay, Regatta Office Park, the Flagship Building and Island Plaza.

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94 Solaris Ave

Camana Bay Times: Camana Bay’s LED Conversion Enters Last Stage

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The five-year project to replace or retrofit all of Camana Bay’s common areas with environmentally friendly LED lighting enters its last stage in the first quarter of 2017. The initiative, which began in 2012, is intended to inspire greater local appreciation for the growing reliability for energy-efficient LED, reduce energy consumption and reduce Camana Bay’s carbon footprint.

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Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

Robb Report: Paradise Restored

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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.

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The Fountain at The Crescent, Camana Bay

Explore the Outdoors this Christmas: 10 Public Spaces by Dart

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December brings with it cooler temperatures and the much-loved Christmas breeze that islanders love, making for ideal weather conditions that invite us to enjoy the outdoors and explore the island. Whether you’re visiting Grand Cayman this month or you call this gem of the Caribbean your home, you’ll love these 10 public spaces crafted and cared for by Dart Real Estate and other companies within the Dart Group.

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Beachrock Removal

Dart Real Estate Completes Trial Removal of Beachrock

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Today, Dart Real Estate removed a small area of beachrock in the waters off Seven Mile Beach, in coordination with the DoE who were on site to observe. An excavator was able to easily remove sections of the cemented sand for a geologist to study and confirm as beachrock and to inform on the development of a removal methodology that is safe and least impactful on the marine and beach environment.

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Caribbean Journal: Cayman’s Impressive New Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

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The Caribbean’s most anticipated new resort is officially open: the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman, Kimpton’s first international hotel. It’s a 266-room resort on the heart of Seven Mile Beach and a strikingly modern approach to Caribbean hotel design, one that works so well in part because it’s in one of the Caribbean’s most modern, forward-thinking destinations.

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Inside Out: A Glimpse into the Seafire Guestrooms

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Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa incorporates “rustic-yet-polished Caribbean,” as well as specifically Caymanian and British colonial, aesthetics. Bright colors contrast against weathered natural materials, and the interiors showcase the collaborative talents of Powerstrip Studio, SB Architects and Kimpton Hotels’ Design & Creative team.

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Architectural Digest: Tour the First New Hotel to Open in Grand Cayman in 10 Years

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For its first foray outside the U.S., the boutique hotel brand Kimpton chose the ultra-chic Seven Mile Beach in the Caribbean’s Cayman Islands. British colonial design elements combine with weathered woods and stone to channel the Caribbean aesthetic vernacular in the hotel’s airy public spaces and 266 rooms—all of which are perched 24 feet above sea level.

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Cayman Compass: Kimpton Seafire: A New Landmark on Seven Mile Beach

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Today, we celebrate the end of one road and the beginning of another, namely the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. Three years and 3.3 million man-hours ago, planners and designers, horticulturalists and landscapers, artisans and architects joined as many as 1,000 construction workers to create this welcome addition to the Cayman urbanscape.

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