MIAMI—Dart Realty (Cayman) Ltd. has hired San Francisco- and Miami-based SB Architects to design the first international resort for Kimpton Hotels. Set to open on the Caribbean Island of Grand Cayman in 2016, the $170-million hotel will be situated along the island’s Seven Mile Beach.
“Our goal is to craft a modern Caribbean aesthetic that sets the tone for future development across Grand Cayman. As the designers of this milestone project, we are mindful of our responsibility to create an authentic design that response to the site, light, views and water, while setting an appropriate tone as the island looks to its future,” stated Scott Lee, president and principal of SB Architects.
With 262 hotel guestrooms, 62 resort condominiums and three beachfront bungalows, this resort will have no less than five restaurants, including a signature bar and restaurant on the rooftop. The 10-story structures are designed in a contemporary architectural language, with an emphasis on clean lines and simple massing, according to SB Architects. Angled balconies will capture ocean views.