Hilton, NCB Group partner for new Cayman Curio hotel

Mandarin Oriental Group will manage a resort and residences on Grand Cayman in the Caribbean scheduled to open in 2021.
Seven Mile Beach is just north of George Town, where the new hotel will be located. Photo credit: jarnocan / CC BY SA-2.0

Hilton has signed a deal with NCB Group to open a Curio Collection by Hilton in the Cayman Islands.

“As tourist arrivals in the Caribbean continue to increase, we have prioritized the region in our larger expansion efforts with Hilton’s first property in Grand Cayman,” said Juan Corvinos, VP/development, Latin America and the Caribbean, Hilton. “In partnership with NCB Group, we are working toward embodying a retreat that caters to the needs of today’s discerning travelers that prioritize wellness while at home and abroad.”

Scheduled to open in 2021, the new-build, 80-suite hotel is on the edge of George Town. The executive and penthouse suites will have private pools.
Public spaces will include two restaurants and a poolside café, a gym, spa and conference facilities. The hotel also will have electric-vehicle rentals and complimentary bicycles for guests to borrow.


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As a developer of sustainable residential communities, beachfront condos and commercial buildings, NCB Group promoted sustainable elements in the design and operations of the hotel. Renewable energy, environmental considerations and energy-efficient mechanical, electrical and plumbing elements are already integrated, and solar panels, geothermal cooling, water recycling, smart building management systems, LED lighting, and solar water heating also will be introduced to significantly reduce operating costs, lower the reliance on the electrical grid and reduce the carbon footprint.

Hilton currently has a portfolio of nearly 150 hotels and resorts open in 25 countries across the Caribbean and Latin America. The company is actively pursuing additional growth opportunities and currently has a development pipeline of more than 80 hotels throughout the region.

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