Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a luxury resort and residences on Grand Cayman—its second in the Caribbean. The property is currently scheduled to open in 2021.
Joining Pink Sands Club, Canouan in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean, Mandarin Oriental, Grand Cayman will be a 100-room beachfront resort with 89 branded Residences at Mandarin Oriental. Located 15 minutes from the airport, the resort will be situated on 67 acres at St. James Point, on the southern shore of the island. From an elevated point, it will overlook its own secluded white-sand beach. All guestrooms and suites will all face the sea.
There will be five restaurants and bars and its own farm, which will provide a farm-to-table dining experience. Wellness options include a Spa at Mandarin Oriental, a fitness center and several outdoor swimming pools, as well as tennis courts. Walking and cycling trails will traverse the property, and a Beach Club will offer a variety of leisure and water sports activities.
The Residences at Mandarin Oriental will offer the brand’s service, as well as dedicated owner facilities and access to all of the resort’s amenities.
A range of flexible meeting and banqueting facilities, including outdoor areas, will be available for destination weddings, social and business events.
The project owner is Melkonian Capital Management, an alternative investment company specializing in investment opportunities in private equity, real estate and public markets. New York-based RAL Development Services will serve as the development partner.
Grand Cayman has regular direct flights from 15 U.S. cities, Toronto, London and various Latin American and Caribbean airports.