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Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa’s Spa at Seafire has earned its very first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa’s Spa at Seafire Earns Coveted Forbes Five Star Recognition in 2024 Star Awards

GRAND CAYMAN, February 7, 2024 – Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas and ocean cruises, today announced its 2024 Star Awards — and Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa’s  Spa at Seafire has earned its very first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award. This significant recognition underscores the spa's unwavering commitment to innovation in delivering unparalleled rejuvenation and refreshment. The resort was also awarded Five-Star recognition, making the property a 10-Star resort.


"We are honored to be named among the few Forbes Five-Star spas in the Cayman Islands,” said Steven Andre, the resort’s general manager. “This accolade is a testament to our wellness team's dedication to providing exceptional experiences that harmonize with the natural beauty of Grand Cayman."


Spread over an expansive 8,500 square feet, the Spa at Seafire is a co-ed, indoor-outdoor garden retreat designed to captivate the senses. Guests can indulge in the Vitality Pool and waterfall, find serenity in the relaxation lounge, experience the artistry of the hair salon and enjoy five treatment rooms. The Spa also boasts two couples’ suites, four nail stations, and men’s and women’s changing areas with steam rooms for the ultimate relaxation experience.


Designed to bring Grand Cayman’s natural beauty indoors, the spa features aquatic touches throughout its design, including a grand soaking tub in its own airy enclave. Complete with streaming natural light and botanical adornments, this feature enhances the overall ambiance of the spa. One of the Spa's unique features is its Hammam, with tiles and a specialized team flown in from Turkey for installation.


For the ultimate in Caribbean wellness, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa will once again host the Seafire Wellness Festival (Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2024), an invitation for guests to escape the daily grind and rejuvenate their minds, bodies and souls. Over the course of several days, attendees will discover a diverse array of activities, from invigorating yoga and soothing meditation to energizing beach workouts and insightful workshops. Booking for the Seafire Wellness Festival is open now.


“This year’s Star Awards reflects the forecasted surge in demand for more thrilling travel experiences,” says Amanda Frasier, President of Ratings for Forbes Travel Guide. “They are delivering at the very top of their game and reimagining the future of luxury across design, dining and well-being. Our 2024 winners include more special places to visit across the Middle East and Africa, with a record number of list additions for the region. We commend all the 2024 winners for continuing to deliver a fresh new guest experience.”


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Debuted in November 2016, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is Grand Cayman’s first new resort development in more than a decade. Located on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, the resort melds locally inspired touches, luxurious Caymanian flavor, and warm Kimpton spirit. Developed by Dart Real Estate, the Cayman Islands' premier real estate developer, the 264-room resort offers unmatched, unobstructed water views from nearly every guest room. The property includes a presidential suite and three private bungalows, highlighting the spectacular sun-kissed horizon that inspired the resort’s name. Guests can indulge in a state-of-the-art spa, meander through native botanical gardens, or cool down at one of two ocean-view pools. Kimpton Seafire Resort’s three signature restaurants include a beachside bar and grill, a lively main restaurant with unparalleled panoramic views, and a signature restaurant serving Spanish Tapas with an exclusive Chef's Table.



Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury and lifestyle portfolio, is the original boutique hotel company, which pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, the San Francisco-born brand now operates more than 75 hotels and over 100 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up-and-coming markets globally. From inspiring design to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul, Kimpton spaces and experiences center on its guests. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted and ridiculously personal. For more information, visit


About Forbes Travel Guide:

Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on hundreds of exacting standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, please visit