The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman reopens following reno

i By January 4, 2022 No Comments

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman has reopened with reimagined public spaces, guestrooms and suites.

Dart, the property’s ownership group, took advantage of the pause in operations caused by the global pandemic to invest in the property and expand the original renovation plan, which was executed by Champalimaud Design.

“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.”

The Cayman Islands’ rich history and diverse cultural influences inspired the resort’s new look, which blends modern coastal elegance with mid-century British Caribbean style.

Design details include:

  • A color 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 sands, and the sparkling shades of turquoise found in the Caribbean Sea.”
  • Guestrooms and suites decorated with purposefully chosen artworks, fixtures and rich natural textures.
  • Completely new interiors and a custom-built hardwood cabinet, stocked with indulgent luxuries such as rare rums, hand-rolled cigars and premium chocolates, in the resort’s iconic Silver Palm Lounge.
  • Pre-function and meeting spaces reimagined in luminous neutrals from cream to Champagne with rich, warm accents on the soaring ceilings and rope detailing in the wall coverings.
  • A public collection of commissioned and collected local artwork that complements the resort’s longstanding art exhibition space, The Gallery.

“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 travelers,” said Marc Langevin, general manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. “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.”