Set to open in 2021, the hotel reinforces Hilton’s growth in the Caribbean
GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands and MCLEAN, Va. – February 20, 2019 – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announces the signing of an agreement for a new Curio Collection by Hilton property in the Cayman Islands with NCB Group. 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 prioritized 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 travelers that prioritize 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. Travelers 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 honor 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 traveler.”
Guests will enjoy farm-to-table dining at two of the property’s restaurants and poolside café, offering local seafood, fresh produce, organic wines and craft cocktails. With a fully-equipped gym, rejuvenating spa and conference facilities, the hotel will also provide guests with a refreshing swimming pool complete with a swim-up bar and a fresh juice bar. The hotel will also have electric vehicle rentals and complimentary bicycles for eco-conscious guests to ride along and enjoy Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach.
“On the heels of our record-breaking arrivals in 2018, as a destination we must continue to meet the demand for luxury accommodations such as what the Hilton brand will now provide,” Hon. Minister of Tourism, Mr. Moses Kirkconnell. “The ministry is committed to sustainably grow capacity and values the efforts of partners such as NCB Group who have embraced the Caymankind approach to tourism development. This property will brighten the tourism activity in the heart of George Town and we welcome this new hotel brand to our island.”
Mrs. Rosa Harris, Director of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism shared: “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.”
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. Solar panels, geothermal cooling, water recycling, SMART building management systems, LED lighting, and solar water heating will also be introduced to significantly reduce operating costs, lower the reliance on the electrical grid and reduce the carbon footprint.
The hotel will be a part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 16 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.
Hilton currently has a portfolio of nearly 150 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in 25 countries across the Caribbean and Latin America. The company is actively pursuing additional growth opportunities and currently has a robust development pipeline of more than 80 hotels throughout the region.
Units are now available for sale and interested buyers can contact Tania Knapik (firstname.lastname@example.org, 345.946.9622) at NCB Group for detailed information on pricing and availability. For more information about the Curio Collection by Hilton brand, please visit newsroom.hilton.com/curio.
About NCB Group
NCB is one of Cayman’s premier residential and commercial developers. Established in 2001, by Naul Bodden, the company’s goal was focused on not just building homes but on creating communities and commercial spaces that thrive and remain self-sufficient long after the developer has moved on. With nine distinct service lines including; Design, Development, Construction, Project Management, Property Services, Plumbing, Electrical and Geothermal Cooling, NCB provides a comprehensive and vertically integrated solution to building. The company’s most recent successful developments include Cypress Pointe North, TIDES, SOLARA and its off-grid commercial development – Cayman Technology Centre. With a commitment to sustainability and renewable energy, NCB prides itself on building with Cayman’s Future In Mind. For more information on NCB Group visit: www.ncbgroup.ky or visit them on LinkedIn, Instagram or Facebook.
About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton is an upper-upscale, global portfolio of more than 65 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts. Curio Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking unexpected and authentic experiences, and the benefits of Hilton’s award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Read the latest brand and hotel stories at newsroom.hilton.com/curio; discover Curio Collection destinations through the eyes of locals with 48-hour itineraries at citiesbycurio.com; determine what kind of traveler you are by taking the curiosity quiz; and connect with Curio Collection on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 16 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 85 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.