Fridays and Saturdays are tuneful at Ritz-Carlton

One of the common misconceptions is that the bars and restaurants of some of our glorious hotels are off limits unless you’re actually staying there.

Not so, certainly in the case of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman whose Silver Palm manager, Rajiv Venkatesh, Weekender caught up with this week to chat about, y’know. Stuff and that.

On Fridays, explains Rajiv, the Silver Hours takes place from 9pm onward, during which DJ Craig of Oneworld spins the discs and is joined by live musicians.

“Usually that can be a violinist, a congo player, a guitarist and they create a fusion, then Craig takes over the floor after a couple of hours. It goes on until 1am,” Rajiv says.

Saturday nights feature a rotating selection of different Cayman bands, each of whom gets a particular week to showcase their wares to attendees, which can include the likes of you and me, remember. That goes on until just before midnight and has a bit more of a chilled out vibe, says the manager.

“This is more lounge music; we do different themes though. We may have a Caribbean-themed evening and sometimes it may be just a vocalist with some popular tracks whilst people enjoy cocktails and sushi including freshly-grated wasabi,” Rajiv says.