Resort to add spa, swim-up bar

The Grand Caymanian resort is upgrading its facilities and will be offering more entertainment and events.

The improvements will include a swim-up bar, a fitness centre, a dive shop, a spa and new meeting space of 1,500 square feet, revealed new general manager Henry Piarrot.

“We will be building a new pool bridge and adding a pool bar on the other side of the swimming pool. There will be some retail space added to the side, where it will not mess up the beach or the view.

“We will have a larger fitness centre, rest room facilities and the dive shop will be out there. There will be a spa and lots of extra amenities to go with that,” Mr. Piarrot told the Caymanain Compass.

The current Blue Iguana bar is being significantly refurbished with the addition of a 100-capacity meeting room area.

“The restaurant will be modified to operate as the Blue Iguana grill and we will set up a [new area for playing darts] so that we can begin to be part of dart leagues and tournaments.

“There will be lots of activities to do.”

Flavour of the island

Mr. Piarrot said the focus is on helping people get a real flavour of the island.

“We want our guests, when they leave, to feel like they have been to Cayman. We will have events and socials on the grounds which will reflect local culture.

“[We intend the hotel to] be the type of place that people from other countries would like to visit but also that locals will enjoy, such as coming to the restaurant and the parties we will have. We have some plans in place for monthly activities.”

He added that in the future will be a ferry boat to facilitate guests’ travel across the sound or up and down to areas such as Camana Bay.

In 2010 the hotel added a new wing that increased its capacity to 174 rooms.