The newest hotel in Grand Cayman, the Kimpton Seafire opened today with a grand celebration
Attracting over two-hundred people, from Dart Real Estate staff to the public, and of course, the first round of newly-arrived visitors.
Today’s celebration had a more traditional, Caymanian touch, replacing the ribbon with a silver thatch rope.
The ceremony also honored captain Kem Jackson by displaying his boat, “Miss Ola,” named after his wife, which will be a fixture of the lobby’s library.
The Seafire was named in Forbes magazine at the start of the year as one of the 20 most anticipated hotel openings of 2016.
The 300-million dollar project had no construction delays, making an opening day deadline that was set years in advance.
“That’s a wonderful feeling to see this boat up here, it was a great honour to have been given the privilege of doing the catboat,” said Capt. Kem Jackson from the Cayman Catboat Club.
“We have huge expectation, it only happens once, we get ourselves one chance to launch into the market place for each guest, you want every guest to come back saying this is the place I want to be, this is where I want to go and it’s going to be fantastic,” said Kimpton General Manager, Steven Andre.
The resort has 263 rooms in one tower and 65 residences in the other, which are still being finished.
This is the Kimpton brand’s resort outside of the North American Landmass.