GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS – (September 6, 2011) – U.S.-basedPyramid Resort Group has been selected to manage the award-winning 343-room beachfront Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.
The Westin Casuarina sits on Seven Mile Beach in the heart of Grand Cayman, the largest of the three Cayman Islands. Spacious accommodations offer marble baths and the signature Heavenly Bed® with ideal access to a wealth of activities for couples, families and corporate groups. The resort offers daily activities for ages 4-12, the tropical-inspired Hibiscus Spa, dining at Casa Havana, the island’s only AAA Four Diamond restaurant, and more than 18,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor event space for meetings and events. A $6 million renovations program, anticipated soon, will add to the resort’s many charms.
“We are delighted to add Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa to our resort management portfolio,” said Richard A. Holtzman, Pyramid Resort Group Senior Vice President, Resort Operations. “We look forward to enhancing its exciting array of beachfront amenities to ensure that Westin Casuarina remains a top choice for all travelers to the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean.”
“I’m thrilled to join the team at this spectacular island resort,” said John Wagner, newly appointed Area Managing Director and General Manager, Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa. “The many planned additions promise to assist our team of outstanding hospitality professionals deliver an even greater level of experience for guests, residents and associates. The entire team at Westin Casuarina remains fully committed to and deeply involved in the daily life of the Grand Cayman community.”
About Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa
Stretching across eight acres along Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman Island, the award-winning 343-room Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa is the ideal spot to unwind. With the surf’s gentle rhythm and whispering palm trees to set the mood, this inspiring resort features every vacation and corporate meeting amenity. Most guest rooms offer breathtaking ocean-views. The grounds are home to the island’s largest fresh water swimming pool, the full-service Hibiscus Spa, an engaging kids’ camp, exhilarating water sports, and more than 9,000-square-feet of indoor and 60,000 square feet of outdoor event space for memorable weddings and corporate incentive programs. Shopping and local attractions are steps away. For dining, select the intimate Casa Havana, a AAA Four Diamond restaurant, celebrated for its contemporary island cuisine with Cuban, South American and Caribbean influences; Ferdinand’s Caribbean Café for traditional and inventive Caribbean dishes; Tortugas for lighter fare poolside; Cafe Soleil with tempting coffees, ice cream and snacks; and 24-hour in-room dining. The hotel is expected to shortly unveil its $6 million renovations program, to include refreshed guest rooms, new teak furniture poolside and in restaurants, and new restaurant menus. www.westingrandcayman.com
About Pyramid Resort Group
Pyramid Resort Group is a new division of Pyramid Hotel Group, the Boston-based hotel management, asset management and project management firm that is the 5th largest hotel management company in the U.S. Established in June 2011, Pyramid Resort Group is a smart business evolution to enable the company to more aggressively target the resort business segment to help resort owners achieve greater profitability and value. The resort team is led by Richard A. Holtzman, Senior Vice President, who brings more than 30 years in the resort industry and accolades such as “Resort Executive of the Year” to this role. He was previously vice president of DMB, an Arizona-based real estate company, where he had both management and asset management responsibilities, including serving as president of the Kukui’ula Development Company, a new resort residential community in Hawaii on the Island of Kaua’i. Pyramid Resort Group is actively seeking management and asset management contracts in the U.S. and Caribbean and has the potential to co-invest in situations that it deems appropriate.www.pyramidhotelgroup.com
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For Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa:
David H. Krech
For Pyramid Resort Group:
Sheila Donnelly & Associates