News at Dart

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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Seafire Resort and Residences Achieve LEED® Silver Certification

Following a rigorous certification process, Dart is proud to announce that both Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa and The Residences at Seafire have achieved LEED® Silver certification.

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Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa celebrates third anniversary

Three years ago today, the doors opened at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, the first new hotel in Grand Cayman in more than a decade.  In this short period of time, Seafire has joined the ranks of hotels rated best in the world, recently taking third place in Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for the Caribbean and voted 36 worldwide.

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George Town landfill to be capped and covered next year

As negotiations continue to progress between the Decco Consortium and the Cayman Islands Government, we are pleased to confirm that capping and covering the main mound at the current landfill is expected to start early next year and that the Terms of Reference for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was submitted to the Environmental Assessment Board (EAB) this month along with the Remediation Options Report for the GT Landfill.

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