Hilton has signed an agreement with NCB Group for a new Curio Collection property in the Cayman Islands.
Scheduled to open in 2021, the new-build 80-room hotel will usher in a new era of upper upscale accommodations focusing on sustainability and wellness, incorporating renewable and energy-efficient technologies throughout the property.
“As tourist arrivals in the Caribbean continue to increase, we have prioritised the region in our larger expansion efforts with Hilton’s first property in Grand Cayman,” said Juan Corvinos, vice president, development, Latin America and the Caribbean, Hilton.
“In partnership with NCB Group, we are working toward embodying a retreat that caters to the needs of today’s discerning travellers that prioritise wellness while at home and abroad.”
Situated on the edge of George Town, the beachfront hotel boasts 80 suites with spacious floorplans ranging from one to three bedrooms, which will also be available for purchase.
Each suite will feature energy-efficient technologies, in-room yoga mats and fitness equipment, and lighting that regulates circadian rhythm.
Travellers will also be able to opt for executive and penthouse suites with premier 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 honour 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 traveller.”
As a successful developer of sustainable residential communities, beachfront condos and commercial buildings, NCB Group is continuing its commitment in the design and operation of the hotel with sustainability at the core of the project.
Renewable energy, environmental considerations and energy efficient mechanical, electrical and plumbing elements are intelligently integrated.
Rosa Harris, director of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, added: “It’s important for the destination to welcome accommodations that will provide exceptional experiences such as those offered by the Curio Collection by Hilton.
“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.”