The Cayman Islands opened its first ever Office of the Americas this week in New York City. Located at 3 Park Avenue South, the Cayman Islands Office of the Americas will house both the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and the Cayman Islands Investment Bureau.
On hand to officially inaugurate the new national office was the Honourable W. McKeeva Bush, Minister for Tourism, Mr. Charles E. Clifford, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs. Lania Rittenhouse, Director of Tourism and Ms. Pilar Bush, U.S. Director. Pilar will manage the office for the destination.
“I’m honoured everyday to be Leader of Government Business and Minister of Tourism for my wonderful homeland. The Cayman Islands Office of the Americas should be in New York City, as some have said, the capital of the world!” said the Hon. W. McKeeva Bush.
“We invite everyone to be guests on one of our extraordinary three islands whether you are a diver, golfer, newlywed or lover of the arts, you’re sure to find what you are looking for in Cayman.”
The new office entertained an elite group of influentials from both New York, Washington D.C., and the Cayman Islands. The evening’s festivities included a specially crafted menu featuring signature dishes from the Cayman Islands and fine exports such as ICOA Chocolates, Cayman Ice Dreams and Tortuga and Blackbeard’s Rum. Bendel Hydes, Cayman’s internationally recognized artist who has made New York his home for the last twenty years exhibited a selection of works from his extensive collection.