By Alexander Britell
The Cayman Islands is one of the Caribbean’s hottest markets for hotel development, and now it’s adding another big brand to its portfolio.
Hilton Hotels has announced the signing of an agreement to open a new Curio Collection by Hilton hotel in Grand Cayman, in partnership with NCB Group.
The new-build hotel, which is slated to open in 2021, will have 80 rooms with a focus on “sustainability and wellness,” according to a statement from Hilton.
Set on the edge of George Town, the new Curio Collection property will have units ranging from one to three bedroom — units that will also be available as real estate for purchase.
Each suite will have green technology, in-room fitness equipment and even “lighting that regulates circadian rhythm,” according to the company. Executive and penthouse suites will boast their own private pools.
“We are elated to be partnering with an industry leader like Hilton and have the opportunity to introduce this internationally renowned, global hospitality company to the Cayman Islands,” said Matthew Wight, Managing Director of NCB Group. “It’s an honor that our hotel was selected to be a part of this exclusive collection of one-of-a-kind, independent hotels and resorts that are all celebrated for their individuality. Through this alliance we will be delivering an innovative wellness tourism product that also caters to the discerning business traveler.”
Other amenities at the new hotel will include two eateries along with a poolside cafe; a fully-equipped gym; a spa; conference facilities and a swimming pool with its own swim-up bar and juice bar. Guests will also be able to rent electric cars and bikes.
“It’s important for the destination to welcome accommodations that will provide exceptional experiences such as those offered by the Curio Collection by Hilton,” said Cayman Islands Director of Tourism Rosa Harris. “Having a one-of-a-kind boutique property with wellness-focused offerings in our capital aligns with key segments of our visitor demographic and the strategic vision for tourism in the Cayman Islands. The property will be a welcome addition to room inventory and will further enhance our diverse product offerings and accommodations sector.”
It’s part of a continued expansion push in the Caribbean for Hilton, which just announced another project in the Mexican Caribbean last week.
For more, visit the Curio Collection in Grand Cayman.