Today, Decco received the Certificate of Occupancy (CO) for Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. To call this a milestone would be a masterclass in understatement.
In July 2013, Dart announced Kimpton as the brand to operate its first resort, scheduled to open in high season 2016. Three years later Decco has successfully delivered on that commitment. After years of planning, design and construction with almost 3 million hours of work, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is allowed to officially welcome guests. Opening day is set for 15 November 2016.
This accomplishment was the result of thousands of individually coordinated inspections over the past three years covering everything from electrical wiring to walkway safety, certifying that the resort buildings meet the Cayman Islands’ requirements for health, safety, electrical and structural integrity.
Never content with just meeting the standard, Decco employed over 100 design professionals and more than 40 different types of architects, designers and engineers to thoughtfully design and plan every aspect of the resort, from the sprinkler system to the colour of the building to internal acoustics to advanced lighting control, going above and beyond in design and construction to achieve what can credibly be called the most efficient, technologically advanced and weatherproof building in the Cayman Islands.
On track to join the ranks of fewer than 200 resort-residential properties worldwide and one of only a few in the Caribbean to achieve LEED© Silver status, Seafire features LED lighting inside and out, a 143 kw solar array and the most efficient ground-source geothermal cooling system on island.
Achieving CO for Seafire’s seven distinct buildings was an incredibly complex process that was made possible through the dedication of the Decco Seafire site team.