April 28, 2017 – Burba Hotel Network (BHN), host of the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS), announced the winner of the Development of the Year Award on April 28, 2017, at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Miami, Florida, USA.
The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, was named Development of the Year 2016. Opened on November 15, 2016, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is one of the largest developments ever undertaken in the Cayman Islands; contributing more than 4% of the country’s GDP at peak construction, creating nearly 400 jobs and increasing Grand Cayman’s hotel room inventory by more than 10% via the introduction of 266 hotel rooms and suites, three beachside bungalows, plus an additional 62 residences.
Gary Brough of KPMG chaired the Development of the Year Award committee. The committee was comprised of hotel industry leaders who selected, reviewed, and nominated deals. The finalist information was then sent to the CHRIS delegates for voting.
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