On a late January afternoon in a dark and cool room, the light reflects off the rows and rows of bottles that contain fine wines from across the globe.
In the center of the room is a rustic table with six straight-backed chairs. The chairs are filled with a Finnish Tech Billionaire, a German doctor who is leading the charge on treating aging as a curable disease, an Italian chef, a wine and olive oil maker, an oil tycoon, a five-star resort developer, and the head of an international fund based on supporting legal cases for those who can’t afford them. All of them are living the Grand Cayman Lifestyle.
Despite the rigidity of buildings, streets, sidewalks and public spaces, communities are historically organic creations, they evolve in response to the needs and wants of the people who live there. Roads find their way between fields and market squares, shops thrive when in the center of things and allow people to conveniently get their essentials and luxuries, close to home.
The patterns remain, whether it’s a market village in Kent, a seaside village in Greece or the neighborhood hubs that come together to make a major metropolis like London, Paris or New York come to life.
Traveling to a secluded Caribbean island is a modern-day luxury many people dream of. Luxury travelers enjoy an island holiday for the peace and relaxation these natural wonders provide and the full-service amenities. But not all of us can afford a private island getaway.
If a private Caribbean island isn’t in the cards for you, the best way to experience this is by staying at a luxury resort on an island destination. Many resorts claim luxury, but only a few stand out as spectacular as these top 5 resorts in the Cayman Islands.
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.