Opinion on Kimpton Seafire Grand Cayman?

Old Dec 7, 17, 10:23 am
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Opinion on Kimpton Seafire Grand Cayman?

Trying to put something together last minute and the Ritz-Carlton is beyond sold out. Any opinions on this property? True 5-star?

NOTE: If any FTalk travel agents have an in with the RC GC, please PM me and let's see if we can work something out. Thanks!
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Old Dec 7, 17, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by GetSetJetSet View Post
Trying to put something together last minute and the Ritz-Carlton is beyond sold out. Any opinions on this property? True 5-star?

NOTE: If any FTalk travel agents have an in with the RC GC, please PM me and let's see if we can work something out. Thanks!
I usually just stay at the Westin when I'm down there for work, never cared much for the RC down there. It always seems very crowded with families each time (especially in winter). Since the Westin shares the same beach, I find, costwise, I got a better value by staying there as well. The new renovations have also helped. With respect to your question, I haven't stayed at the Kimpton, but I went diving with a group that stayed there, and they were really talking it up. The facilities looked impressive and much more modern (makes sense since it was recently built).
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Old Dec 7, 17, 12:26 pm
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I don't know this property but I seriously doubt that any Kimpton property would be luxury level. Can others with more knowledge comment so the mods can decide where this thread properly belongs?

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Old Dec 7, 17, 1:00 pm
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Kimpton Seafire is luxury. While true many of their properties are not up to par when it comes to Cayman Islands, unless you're staying at Luxury condos such as the Caribbean Club on seven mile (boutiques) this is VERY good. If you're at all familiar with Cayman, Dart opened it. Nuff said...
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Old Dec 8, 17, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by jasondetar View Post
Kimpton Seafire is luxury. While true many of their properties are not up to par when it comes to Cayman Islands, unless you're staying at Luxury condos such as the Caribbean Club on seven mile (boutiques) this is VERY good. If you're at all familiar with Cayman, Dart opened it. Nuff said...
Have you personally stayed there and/or toured the property?

I'm a long time Kimpton fan but have never stayed in a Kimpton that even remotely meets the definition of luxury used by this forum. I'm afraid I need a bit more evidence than "Dart opened it. Nuff said..."

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Old Dec 8, 17, 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by scubadu View Post
Have you personally stayed there and/or toured the property?

I'm a long time Kimpton fan but have never stayed in a Kimpton that even remotely meets the definition of luxury used by this forum. I'm afraid I need a bit more evidence than "Dart opened it. Nuff said..."

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I have when it was under construction, have not returned when it opened so as far as the hard product, it is up to standards (even more so than many 5-star properties I've been to honestly) but soft product I cannot say for certain. I would not expect it to be Four Seasons, Aman, etc level on soft but the architecture, resort itself, features, location, amenities.. are some of the best on the island.
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Old Dec 9, 17, 8:11 am
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Moving to the Carib forum.

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Old Dec 11, 17, 9:10 am
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This hotel is nicer than half of the hotels discussed in the lux forum.
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Old Dec 11, 17, 8:04 pm
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I'll be there for 4 nights, hope it's as good as advertised!
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