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Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa Attains Coveted AAA Five Diamond Rating

Accolade Marks First AAA Five Diamond Rating For The Kimpton Brand

GRAND CAYMAN, KY. August 31, 2017 – Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, located on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded AAA’s Five Diamond Rating – the highest possible rating from the travel authority. The coveted accolade marks the first AAA Five Diamond Rating for the Kimpton brand and establishes the property as a premier establishment esteemed by AAA’s professional inspectors, the hospitality industry, and more than 57 million AAA/CAA members. There are nearly 28,000 properties approved by AAA, but fewer than half a percent of them achieve this prestigious distinction.

“This recognition is a testament to Kimpton’s brand evolution,” said Nick Gregory, Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant. “Seafire’s opening marked our first international luxury resort and paves the way for our expansion into global resort markets.”

The AAA Five Diamond Rating singles out world-class hotels that provide unparalleled luxury, sophistication, and impeccable standards of excellence, from extraordinary facilities and grounds to personalized guest service.

“We couldn’t be prouder and more honored to have received the AAA Five Diamond Rating,” said Steven André, General Manager, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. “Since opening our doors in November 2016, we’ve established Seafire as the preeminent Grand Cayman destination and introduced Kimpton’s signature heartfelt care to the island – it’s what makes us so unique in this category and so beloved by those who stay with us.”

The AAA Five Diamond rating resulted from the organization’s most recent evaluation of Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa and will soon be displayed in the AAA travel information products members use to make trip planning decisions and reservations.

ABOUT SEAFIRE RESORT + SPA, SEVEN MILE BEACH, GRAND CAYMAN

Debuted in November 2016, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is Grand Cayman’s first new resort development in more than a decade. Located on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, the resort melds locally inspired touches, luxurious Caymanian flavor and warm Kimpton spirit. Developed by Dart Real Estate, the Cayman Islands' premier real estate developer, the 266-room resort offers unmatched, unobstructed water views from nearly every guest room. The property includes a presidential suite and six private bungalows, highlighting the spectacular sun-kissed horizon that inspired the resort’s name. Guests can indulge in a state-of-the-art spa, meander through native botanical gardens, or cool down at one of two ocean-view pools. Kimpton Seafire Resort’s three signature restaurants include a beachside bar and grill, a lively main restaurant with unparalleled panoramic views, and a signature restaurant serving Spanish Tapas with an exclusive Chef's Table.

ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a leading collection of boutique hotels and restaurants and the acknowledged industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique hotel concept to the United States. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is renowned for making travellers feel genuinely cared for through thoughtful perks and amenities, bold, playful design, and a sincerely personal style of guest service. Kimpton is consistently ranked as one of the top companies in the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, Upper Upscale Segment, for Customer Satisfaction. The company is highly regarded for its innovative employee culture and benefits and has been named a FORTUNE magazine “Best Place to Work” seven times annually since 2009. Kimpton is continuously growing and currently operates over 60 hotels and 70 plus restaurants, bars, and lounges in 32 U.S. cities. In January 2015, Kimpton was welcomed into the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands, bringing together two special cultures and sets of values to create the world's largest boutique hotel business. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.

About AAA Inspections

For 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile® app, the online TripTik® Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, searchable online Travel Guides and AAA TourBook® guides available to members at AAA/CAA offices. As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 55 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

Media Contacts:
Megan Warner
TURNER
seafire@turnerpr.com
(212)889-1700

Kristin Huxta Bradley
Kimpton
kristin.bradley@kimptonhotels.com
(267)386-9438

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