News at Dart

Cayman International School welcomes students into new high school building

Cayman International School opened the doors of its new high school building this week, welcoming 160 returning high school students in grades nine through 12, its highest enrollment in the division to date. The high school expansion was completed in partnership with Dart and the school’s governing body International Schools Services and marks the final phase of a $60 million investment by the Kenneth B. Dart Foundation to double the capacity of the school.

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The first Hotel Indigo in the Caribbean planned for the Cayman Islands

Dart and InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts (IHG) announced plans for a new Hotel Indigo near Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. Plans for this 282-room upscale, lifestyle hotel include multiple restaurants, an expansive pool deck and a rooftop bar with views across the Caribbean Sea. Dart and IHG plan to open the hotel as the Caribbean’s first Hotel Indigo in 2024.

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Hotel donates furniture to families in need

Since the Comfort Suites hotel closed for renovation in June, Dart has been working with local charities and the Ministry of Community Affairs to donate furniture and appliances from the property’s 120 guest rooms to families in need.

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Dart prepares for extended period without overseas visitors

As COVID-19 continues to devastate the global travel industry, it has become clear there will be an extended period of time before we can expect visitors to start returning to the Cayman Islands. The Government has indicated that Cayman’s borders will remain closed for several months and that tourism is unlikely to pick up much before the end of the year. Businesses are advised to plan accordingly. 

For the hotels in Dart’s hospitality portfolio, we are faced with some difficult decisions. When our properties closed to guests in March, we had hoped our commitment to continue to pay employees for 10 weeks would be enough to weather the storm. Unfortunately, it now seems the hotels will be closed for a significantly longer period of time.

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Statement on current George Town Landfill blaze

As the Cayman Island Fire Service (CIFS) works to contain the large fire that broke out at the George Town Landfill over the weekend and was escalated by strong winds, Dart continues to monitor the situation. 

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New Camana Bay Development Projects Approved

At its meeting on 18 December 2019, the Central Planning Authority (CPA) approved applications by Dart for the development of a new commercial office building and residential apartment building in Camana Bay.

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