Surrounded in liquid silence, the beating of your heart marks time as you count down to seconds until you can emerge. Five, four, three, two, and then you try to hang on a bit longer.
Once you burst from the water, as instructed, you face the three-story solid concrete wall of the aquatic training facility just twenty-five feet away and imagine it’s the next towering wave rushing towards you. You do a “dump breath” to fully empty your lungs, then one huge inhalation, then it’s back down to listen to your heartbeat as it begins the relentless count until you can breathe again.
Luxury hotels are no longer just about large rooms, high thread-count sheets, and Michelin-starred chefs. What once was the height of luxury is now commonplace, and what was unthinkable ten years ago has become table stakes.
To meet these changing standards, luxury hoteliers and hotel brands have had to study and understand what luxury means to their target customers today. What are their tastes, and how are they changing? How do they spend their time? How do they feel about new technology and sustainable practices? And how can you make them feel special, valued, and more like VIPs than ever before?
One hundred years since the roaring 1920s, Art Deco is still one of the most beloved design philosophies revered by architects, designers, and everyone in between. At its core, Art Deco philosophy rests on the intent to create a sleek and anti-traditional elegance symbolizing wealth and sophistication. So, when exploring design options for their next project, FIN developers Mike Ryan and Dale Crighton found inspiration in Deco’s elegance, luxury, and distinctiveness. With its long-term connection to the Caribbean, think South Beach or Havana, it felt like a most natural choice.
Situated about 430 miles (700 km) south of Miami are the islands of Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac. This heavenly archipelago has experienced a substantial upswing in development in recent years, becoming one of the fastest-moving property markets in the Caribbean. This is especially true for Grand Cayman’s luxury real estate market, which continues to flourish even amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.