Readers here know about our unforgettable stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte’s penthouse suite. So we had to share news that The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman has launched its new, ultra-exclusive Grand Cayman Penthouse suite, representing the largest and most elaborate luxury hotel suite ever to open in the Caribbean. Applause, applause!
The architectural masterpiece features more than 19,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space, exceptional amenities and unparalleled views of the island’s renowned Seven Mile Beach. This true room with a view is perched high in the sky on the seventh floor of the resort’s south residential tower. The debut of the suite coincides with the resort’s ten-year anniversary, marking a significant milestone for the property as it celebrates a new decade.
“As part of the creation process of this one-of-kind travel experience, we reached out to some of our most valued travel partners and clients around the world to help us conceive what we believe is the ultimate Caribbean luxury escape where no detail is left to chance,” said Marc Langevin, longtime general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. “We imagined our new Penthouse to act as the most luxurious ‘home away from home’ one can realize, in one of the Caribbean’s most vibrant destinations,” he continued. “With its authentic and thoughtfully crafted design blended with highly personalized service and some of the most luxurious amenities, this incomparable offering will surely speak to the highly discerning travelers who visit the Cayman Islands from all around the world.”
Ideal for multi-generational travel, an intimate retreat with loved ones or simply to enjoy the highest level of luxury in the Caribbean, the Penthouse welcomes guests via private elevator into a luxuriously appointed space with sweeping and panoramic ocean views. Spanning a vast area created for both relaxation and gathering together, the Penthouse offers a full kitchen and regal dining room area, a private library, private cinema as well as an expansive, wrap-around outdoor terrace with some of most coveted views on the island.
Signature luxury amenities that accompany the Penthouse experience include carefully curated guest experiences consisting of a private beachfront cabana, hand-selected cinema and entertainment options based on traveler’s interests and preferences, thoughtfully curated dining options from the hotel’s culinary team and extensive wine selections hand-picked by the resort’s award winning Sommelier. Following in the tradition of the legendary service offered by The Ritz-Carlton around the world, the Penthouse will also include its own personal assistant designed to ensure every wish is not only met but exceeded during a traveler’s stay.
All of our visits to the Cayman Islands have been via cruise ships. We’ve had a grand time on each visit, but if we ever get the chance to have a land visit here, we certainly wish for a few days in the penthouse at the Ritz.
About The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
Spanning 144 acres sea to sea from Seven Mile Beach to the North Sound, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman unites the top names in every field to offer its guests one-of-a-kind experiences. The resort features 365 guestrooms and suites, la prairie Spa, five dining venues including a Blue by Eric Ripert, a tennis center by Nick Bollettieri, Ambassadors of the Environment by Jean-Michel Cousteau family program and Blue Tip, a Greg Norman-designed nine-hole golf course.
Designed to create an upscale, contemporary residence with a sense of approachability, The Johnson Studio out of Atlanta, GA, drew design inspiration from the island’s world famous backdrop of crystal blue water and sparkling sands, as well as the yachting world. The studio created an authentic look and feel through a soft color palette of deep blues and greens, as well as the use of fine wood and materials from all over the world. A mixture of natural materials helps to create a textured, layered look within the interior and soften the contemporary aesthetic. Stone including Gascogne Blue Limestone, Azul Macauba and Cipollino Cremo Tirreno marble were hand selected to mimic the natural beauty of the island, expertly blending the destination with the living space. Fabrics and furniture throughout the space include shagreen pattern embossed leathers, sea fan-inspired hand-knotted silk and wool rugs and rich linens, silks, and velvets in colors of the sand and ocean to make each space rich and alluring.
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman has earned the AAA Five Diamond award each year since its opening in 2007.
If You’re Going: For more, visit www.ritzcarlton.com or contact a travel professional.
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