Town crier heralds new resort addition
A new luxury 20-unit property called The Londoner at East End’s Morritt’s Resort is the newest addition to hotel accommodation in the Cayman Islands.
The East End resort held The Londoner’s grand opening, coinciding with Morritt’s silver anniversary, on Friday evening.
Reflecting the property’s British capital namesake, staff at the opening ceremony dressed as royal palace guards and an English town crier boomed out a welcome and rang his bell to announce guests.
The Londoner joins Morritt’s Tortuga, Morritt’s Grand and the Residences to make up the resorts 204-unit beach side vacation ownership homes.
“We did a wonderful job, didn’t we? The Londoner is the jewel in the crown,” said David Morritt, developer and president of Morritt’s Properties Ltd., told guests.
“Ladies, you are beautiful, my family is beautiful, my wife is beautiful but my building is more beautiful,” he declared.
Among those in attendance at the grand opening were Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell and Members of the Legislative Assembly, Arden McLean and Ezzard Miller.
Mr. Morritt told them, “I have been here 25 years now, sirs, more in fact. I built the supermarket when they said I would never do it, but one day I would love to see a little casino.”
Mr. Kirkconnell thanked Mr. Morritt for being an ambassador of the Cayman Islands and acknowledged the people who worked with him. He pointed out that the district of East End was growing in leaps and bounds in tourism.
When it came to casinos, the minister said he would wait to hear what the deputy governor had to say about it.
David Callaghan, vice president of Interval International presented Mr. Morritt and his wife Mimi with a plaque to celebrate their 25 years in the vacation ownership industry. He said, “There was no better property than the Londoner in the Cayman Islands.”
Mr. Morritt said the Londoner has all the ingredients that will help provide a truly luxurious experience in the Cayman Islands.
The property features large private balconies overlooking the beach, “Caribbean Chic” décor, ocean views, spacious interiors, fully-appointed kitchens, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, he said.
Prices range from $250 per night for units that can accommodate up to six people to a three-bedroom penthouse for $350 per night that can accommodate up to eight people.
For more photos of the grand opening, see page 6.