Posted July 16, 2013

Kimpton Announces Our First Caribbean Hotel


We’re dreaming of steel drums, swaying palm trees and glittering aquamarine waters as far as the eye can see: Kimpton is going Caribbean, diving headfirst into gorgeous Grand Cayman Island. Our 266-room resort, scheduled to open in Fall 2016, will be the island’s first design-driven, boutique-style hotel. Set along the famed Seven Mile Beach — named by U.S. News & World Report as the world’s best beach — it will also be the first new project to be developed in the area in a decade.

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman.

With its pristine white-sand beaches and azure waters, the Cayman Islands have been luring visitors since the time of Christopher Columbus, who originally named the islands “Las Tortugas” (“The Turtles”). Swashbuckler — and San Francisco Kimpton hotel namesake — Sir Francis Drake renamed them after the alligators, or caiman, he found there. Today, the islands are renowned for their diving and snorkeling, and Grand Cayman, the largest of the islands boasts a casually upscale vibe.

We’ve gotten peeks at early design ideas for the property and it really will be a stunner, featuring multiple restaurants and bars with scenic views, a cascading oceanfront pool, expansive indoor and outdoor meeting and function space, and a destination spa. The resort will also take inspiration from the surrounding natural beauty of the island, offering a profusion of lush landscaping and green spaces.

Our soon-to-be slice of paradise, foreground. Photo courtesy Dart Realty.

Our soon-to-be slice of paradise, foreground. Photo courtesy Dart Realty.

Grand Cayman is easily reached from the U.S. — it’s just a one-hour flight from Miami and a little more than three hours from the New York area. Whether you’re looking for a tranquil sanctuary or spirited adventures, you have until 2016 to work on your dream itinerary.

Updated June 11, 2015


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  1. marcy says:

    Are there career positions being considered at this time? I would like to know immediately!

  2. marcy van zile says:

    Are there career positions being considered at this time? I would like to know immediately! BS degree Biology Rutgers; MS Degree in Nutritional Sciences; Regsitered Dietitian.

  3. Michael Bradshaw says:

    Can’t wait to book this!!!

  4. Onur Unal says:

    Any career opportunity?

  5. Nora Stark says:

    Are you offering any specials for the opening or guests to try everything out for the first time? Let me know. To be honest, I am kind of sad to see how tall your new building looks….thought Grand Cayman was trying to keep a low profile on all the beach hotels so they are not higher than the palm trees? What sustainable technologies are you incorporating in the design? Thanks!


  6. Bruce Whitaker says:

    I need to know the meeting space being planned for this property and if a Sales team has been formed.
    Used Marriott this spring and we are considering a return in 2019. Would like alternative bid if you are in a position to do so at this time.

  7. Miguel Fernandez says:

    Are you offering any specials for the opening or guests to try everything out for the first time? Let me know. We are interested.
    We are kimpton Karma Reward members. My number is 200229470.

    • Faith Yi Kimpton Hotels says:

      Hi Miguel, we currently don’t have any promos, but keep an eye out as we get closer to the date!

  8. Miguel Fernandez says:

    We are regulars at Miami Epic and we love it. Looking forward to spend new year’s eve in the Islands

  9. Shannon Howard says:

    I am interetsed in information as to the Cayman location as I am looking to have a small destination wedding to include my dog. Would this be a possibilityat your resort?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton Hotels says:

      Hi Shannon! It’s definitely a possibility, and there’ll be more information available once it’s closer to the date. So keep an eye out!

    • Marny Tippins says:

      Hi, as a former resident of Grand Cayman. I advise that you contact the Dept of Agriculture for the information needed to get your dog into the country. The process can be lengthy depending on dogs age and updated health records. Congratulations!

      • Julie Amen says:

        Hi Marny,
        Is the Grand Cayman is nice place to live?
        Is it dog friendly?
        Is it expensive?
        Why don’t you love there now?
        Was considering relocating there for Kansas City…
        Thanks for your in-put!

  10. brad says:

    Will there be fractional ownership offerings?
    If so, please contact me.

  11. barbara herrick says:

    Please keep me posted on the Grand Cayman property!

  12. Bill B says:

    I’ve come to understand that there will be 62 condos available for sale. We are very interested in purchasing one. Is there a way for us to be notified as soon as they become available or to be put on a list for “pre-construction” offerings?

    Thank you,
    Bill B.

  13. Adam says:

    Do you know when booking will become available? I would like to consider this for my honeymoon in early October 2016. Will the resort be open then and when will we be able to book and see available rates?

  14. Marny Tippins says:

    Have you chosen a Spa franchise to run the Spa yet? Which one?

  15. Cindy says:

    Hello Kimpton: We have been anticipating the arrival of your beautiful hotel here in the Grand Cayman!

    We look forward to the many job opportunities that it brings.

  16. joy palmer says:

    Would love information on your new hotel in cayman. We are planning a trip there in the fall and possibly will have a small group. We just got back from there last week.

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Joy, no new info yet! Stay tuned to for updates and first availability. Excited to welcome you soon.

  17. john campbell says:

    keep me posted on progress of Grand Cayman, please. thanks,john campbell

  18. Alexandra says:

    I love you Kimpton and I will visit just to stay.. as I did Scottsdale last week.. the firesky was heaven and my only plan to visit the city was that I was staying with kimpton. Can’t express the passion and respect I have for the company. Please don’t ever change.. Futhermore I’m Canadian we don’t even have kimpton in Canada
    My Kimpton – love at first stay that’s my kimpton slogan 🙂

  19. Kitty Kurth says:

    Just wondering if there are any updates on the opening date for the Grand Cayman hotel.

    • Faith Yi Kimpton Hotels says:

      Hi Kitty, we’re so excited to be moving on into the Grand Caymans. We’re looking at a 2016 opening. Once we have a date, we’ll be sure to announce it on our website and social channels!

  20. Dianna says:

    please let me know when this hotel is opening!!!!

  21. Julie Reilly says:

    I would love notice of any specials on this hotel when it opens. Grand Cayman is our favorite place to visit and relax. We usually stay at the Marriott.

  22. Jessica says:

    When in the Fall of 2016 is it expected to open?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton Hotels says:

      We don’t have an exact date set in stone just yet, Jessica. We’ll be sure to let everyone know as soon as we do though. We’re so stoked to be coming to the Caribbeans!

  23. Cheryl Bodden says:

    I would like to be a part of the Housekeeping team .could you please notified me when recruiting begin please thanks.

  24. Lynne Gallo says:

    When will you be accepting reservations?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Lynne – we’re a little ways out in terms of reservations and availability. Please check back with us later next year and we’ll have more info then!

  25. Michele Greenfield says:

    Love your properties!! I am interested in taking my family to your beautiful new resort. Has it opened yet? Can you send me some information on this please?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Michele – we’re still about a year out from opening but love your enthusiasm! We’ll be opening our doors in late 2016 so stay tuned.

  26. Dan says:

    This property in Grand Cayman sounds wonderful. When I can book it?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton Hotels says:

      Hi Dan, we can’t wait to start welcome guests to the Seafire. We hope to be up and running in November of next year. We’ll be sure to let everyone know when you can start to book ahead.

  27. Kerry tufts says:

    Wow! This is exciting! My daughter just got a job at the Brice hotel in savannah ga. One of the kimpton hotels. She’s very excited. Is there employee specials for family if she’s employed within the kimpton hotels? Good luck!!! This looks amazing

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Kerry, we’re a ways away from booking but stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, she can ask her local People & Culture representative for details on friends and family rates overall. Thanks so much for your support!

  28. Ken Bell says:

    When will you release layouts and pricing of the condo units?

  29. L.Reneé Little says:

    I’m so excited about the planned opening of a Kimpton property in Grand Caymans. We are in the process planning our birthday vacation and praying this property will be available by the end of November.

  30. Julie Amen says:

    I sing and play in the Calypso Bluz Tropical Island duo. We are currently located in Kansas City, but looking to relocate.
    I also am owner of An Animal Care Pet Sitting Service and wondered it there with be any opportunities to work and manage the pet concierge?

  31. L Alecci says:


    Love Grand Cayman and can’t wait to try out the new Kimpton Resort!!

  32. Steve Riley says:

    We come to Cayman every year in March. How fast can we reserve for March 2017

  33. Yanique Duhaney says:

    Hello super excited reading about this luxurious hotel kimpton seafire resort and spa love it love. Refered by a friend who taught I would do just fine working at this hotel.I am now in the process of apply for any position available which fits my qualification and experience,moreover am willing to learn as well so I am ready for whatever comes.Hope I am not too late

  34. Daniel says:

    Interested in condo purchase potentials –