The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman unveiled its new penthouse suite, which boasts 19,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space and is reportedly the largest in the Caribbean.
But well before the property opened the doors to the three-bedroom suite, a debut timed to coincide with the resort's 10th anniversary, Marc Langevin, the general manager, said that the property reached out to valued travel partners and clients "to help us conceive what we believe is the ultimate Caribbean luxury escape, where no detail is left to chance."
Ritz-Carlton organized a focus group in New York and invited travel agents from several "top-tier luxury travel agencies," he said.
"We conducted a brainstorming session with them and prepared a document incorporating a list of 'must have' and 'should have' items,” he said.
The list was provided to the designers during the bid process, so that they could incorporate the list in the designs they submitted.
Amenities include private elevator access, full kitchen, dining room, a library, private cinema and wrap-around outdoor terrace. Guests have their own beachfront cabana, the services of a personal assistant and curated dining and wining options from the hotel's culinary and sommelier teams.
Rates begin at $15,000 per night.
“We imagined our new penthouse to act as the most luxurious ‘home away from home,'" Langevin said. "With its authentic and crafted design blended with personalized service and luxurious amenities, this offering will speak to highly discerning travelers who visit the Cayman Islands from all around the world.”