Project Name: Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

Location: Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

Date Completed: November 17, 2016

Architect: SB Architects

Interior Designer: Dayna Lee & Ted Berner, Principal Designers | Powerstrip Studio

Hotel Group: Kimpton Hotels & Resorts

Seafire’s 4,700-square-foot tenth floor Presidential Suite offers the ultimate in luxury with the most exceptional views on the island. High ceilings and an open-plan design evoke space and freedom, with floor to ceiling windowed wall panels that can be opened completely onto the extensive wraparound balcony. Powerstrip Studio’s style intent is high contrast with black stone vibrantly blending with pink, blue and yellow touches and contemporary furniture and artwork, with high ceilings, large windows and warm lighting. Pendant resembling spiny sea urchins hovers in the air. The sleek, custom-made furnishings come from Milan and Indonesia and range from a multi-sectional woven white leather sofa to fully upholstered chaise lounges with walnut accents. The open kitchen of Calacutta marble was designed and brought in from Spain. The outdoor deck has high ceilings with an outdoor kitchen. There are two loft like bedrooms with bespoke bed designs on solid natural walnut floors and giant windows to the endless sea.

The Seafire’s guest room colour palette is an island palette inspired by indigenous Caymanian tropical blooms: pink blossoms of bougainvillea and orchid, the Royal Red Poinciana, the white sands of Seven Mile Beach and the bark of the birch tree – a distinct departure from the turquoise blue palette often seen at other coastal resorts. All guestrooms are positioned for guests to view the gin-clear sea.

Sculptures make a strong presence in the design of the guestrooms, suites and bungalows inspired by large palm seed pods are hand carved in wood and painted with different patterns. Woven baskets grace the large guest bathrooms lined with tile that reminds one of the dark sheen of a boat hull. Although the design celebrates the islands’ history the amenities are decidedly modern with an automated system that controls everything from the temperature to the slide of the drapes. The resort also houses perhaps the most sophisticated sound and lighting system in the Cayman Islands, all lighting and audio are automated and can be programmed to create specific ‘moods’ to enhance guest experience.