Shangri-La receives major award

A jewel in Grand Cayman’s bed and breakfast crown has come up trumps ahead of 8,500 other properties worldwide.

Shangri-La, located in West Bay, was awarded Best for All Seasons by Lainer BB, which has more than 45,000 bed and breakfasts in its directory. Eileen Davidson of the property said that she was delighted to receive the accolade, which was voted on by visitors to the comprehensive website.

Pamela Lainer of the company said that the award was one of the industry’s most prestigious.

“Warm, welcoming and full of character and charm, Eileen Davidson offers exceptional hospitality and effort to go that extra mile,” she said.
“Earning themselves the designation of Best for All Seasons for 2012 with Lanier readers, this B&B truly stands out above the rest.”

The company has been assisting inn goers with a comprehensive variety of boutique lodgings since 1982, she said, making it the oldest vote programme in the world.

Premier congratulations

Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush was swift to add his congratulations to the well-respected establishment, calling the award ‘a tremendous accomplishment’ and one that the Ministry of Tourism was proud to join in celebrating.

“A large part of the ongoing success of the Cayman Islands tourism industry rests on our ability to provide high quality vacations and a range of accommodations options that appeal to the wide cross section of our target market,” Mr. Bush said. “By gaining this valuable recognition in the niche B&B sector, the Shangri-La is not only demonstrating that it is the best in its field, but it is also highlighting the contribution that individual establishments are making to the ongoing quest to enhance our destination and brand awareness.

“On behalf of the Ministry and Department of Tourism we extend congratulations to the Shangri-La and wish the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Davidson continued recognition and success in their future endeavours,” he said.