The return of a legend: The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman re-opens

    black and white decor in ocean suite at Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman
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    The return of a legend: The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman re-opens

    Emerging from an extensive renovation, The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman celebrated the 16th anniversary of opening its doors in the Cayman Islands in style, with newly imagined spaces and designs. We take a closer look…

    black and white decor in ocean suite at Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

    The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman has opened the doors on its beautifully reimagined interiors, brought to life by Champalimaud Design, and featuring a refined new design which has been inspired by the rich history and diverse cultural influences of the Cayman Islands. Blending modern coastal elegance with mid-century British Caribbean style, the completely renovated spaces reflect an updated colour palette featuring the deep blues of Cayman’s night sky, lively shades of green inspired by the islands’ botanical wonders, the whites and beiges of the island’s smooth sands, and the sparkling shades of turquoise found in the Caribbean Sea. Textured inlays and crisp borders accentuate the Neoclassical architecture, leading guests through their journey to new discoveries.

    sea blue corridor at ritz-Carlton grand Cayman

    Image credit: The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

    “We are thrilled to once again welcome guests to The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, one of our most beloved resort properties in the Caribbean,” said Donna McNamara, Vice President and Global Brand Leader for The Ritz-Carlton. “The reimagined look and feel of the resort is an outstanding example of The Ritz-Carlton brand’s design ethos, which is to provide our guests with a refined and modern experience that is also reflective of what makes a destination unique.”

    Enclosed behind majestic, ebonised wood arches is the lobby and lounge area, welcoming guests into a comfortable environment that invites connection. Similarly, the guestrooms and suites nod to the destination’s history with the rugged sophistication of British West Indian style while paying homage to the island’s colourful present and bright future with purposefully chosen artworks, fixtures, and rich natural textures. The incorporation of indigenous and inspired materials further connects guests to the beauty of Cayman. Retaining its spirit, the resort’s iconic Silver Palm Lounge features completely new interiors and a custom-built hardwood cabinet, which will offer guests a collection of indulgent discoveries from rare rums to premium hand-rolled cigars of the Caribbean and sweet and delightful chocolates created from the region’s finest cacao.

    In addition to the public spaces and guest accommodations, the resort’s meeting spaces which are known to host Grand Cayman’s grandest galas and corporate groups from around the globe were updated as well. These palatial spaces were reimagined in luminous neutrals from cream to Champagne, with rich, warm accents on the soaring ceilings and rope detailing in the wall coverings. The pre-function area evokes a classic thatch pattern while the ballroom deconstructs those designs into a beautiful field of woven elements. Light fixtures transpose undersea life to the to the ceiling, with sculptural coral colonies of organic forms with each dome a unique shape, just like in nature.

    “December 15 marks the beginning of an exciting next chapter in the history of our resort. With guests at the centre of all that we do, we are thrilled to introduce them to our newly reimagined resort,” said Marc Langevin, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. “Our forward-looking ownership group, Dart, invested heartily into our treasured property, the result of which will now be visible for guests to enjoy. Seeing the pause in travel as an opportunity, we are grateful that Dart took advantage of this time to expand the original renovation plan, manifesting a cohesive and modern property suited to the demands of today’s most sophisticated travellers. Working alongside the talented team from Champalimaud, we have together created a resort, which though virtually brand new, maintains the charm of the beloved original and we are excited to welcome our valued guests back to The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.”

    An enclave of relaxation and effortless elegance, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is a Forbes Five-Star resort, which offers unparalleled service and thoughtful amenities. Much like the Cayman Islands itself, the resort’s innovative new design blends worldly influence with the one-of-a kind character of Cayman, resulting in an elevated yet spirited tapestry. Wholly unique in the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands is a respite of sophistication, comfort, quality, and luxury, created through the celebration of its diverse residents, stewardship of its natural beauty, and culture of mutual respect.

    Located in prime position on the island, and set within 144 beautifully manicured acres, from the sparkling waters of the North Sound, to the white sands of world-famous Seven Mile Beach, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman has flung open the doors of all its 369 luxuriously appointed guestrooms with its inspired new look, as it reclaims its allure as a destination set to create meaningful memories and exceptional experiences for its guests.

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    Main image credit: The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

    Pauline Brettell / 21.12.2021


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