Dart Reality Cayman Ltd has selected San Fransico and Miami-based SB Architects to design the new hotel it plans to build on the site of the former Courtyard Marriott straddling the West Bay Road. The $170 million ten-storey hotel tower will be the first international resort for San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels and will be the tallest structure in the Cayman Islands.
The new Kimpton hotel will offer five restaurants and lounges, a cascading oceanfront pool, expansive indoor and outdoor meeting and function space and a destination spa. The property will also include 56 residences and six beachfront bungalows. Overall, the look will follow a rustic yet polished, barefoot elegance in line with the upscale, casual nature of the island. A signature feature of the resort will be lush, natural landscaping designed by EDSA and featuring native flora and a profusion of gardens and green spaces to complement the beauty of Seven Mile Beach and the Caribbean Sea.