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It seems like every hotel is trying to have an Instagrammable room, pool, or restaurant. But, one luxury property in Grand Cayman wants guests to connect on a personal level. How? Well, the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, an American Express Fine Hotel & Resort property, transformed Room 808 into an immersive and interactive art experiment.
As part of Kimpton’s brand-wide initiative, #StayHumanProject, the hotel created areas within the guestroom for vacationers to write notes, share pictures, and get to know past and even future guests. The room is equipped with a creativity basket full of gel pens, stamp pens, and glitter tape so guests can decorate pictures taken with the Polaroid camera provided, leaving notes and well wishes for future guests.
And the property, which is located on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, decorated the room to provide plenty of options for photo ops. You can snap a picture in front of the iconic #StayHumanProject neon sign or create a message of your own on one of the many letter boards.
There’s also a vibrant mural on the balcony wall by local artist Carlos Garcia, that creates a one-of-a-kind backdrop for photos, day or night, as the captivating artwork was created with glow-in-the-dark paint. Of course, the stunning ocean views from the balcony make for a pretty FOMO-inducing snap as well.
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While the art project is meant to help guests to connect with those staying before and after, the hotel also added elements to help vacationers staying in the room to connect with current guests as well. There are eight gold coins, each good for one cocktail, which guests are encouraged to share with other guests at the property.
“We are thrilled that Seafire is a part of the brand’s Stay Human Project,” said General Manager Steven Andre in a statement. “Room 808 has created a less conventional but more authentic travel experience which has encouraged the guests to disconnect from their screens and instead connect with the destination along with fellow guests and Seafire Team members–and we are so excited to be able to provide these immersive experiences for them!”
Seafire’s Room 808 is the only one of its kind in Grand Cayman but is one of 20 specialty rooms of Kimpton’s #StayHumanProject designed to reflect the culture of each property’s location. It’s also part of the brand’s initiative to create unique guest experiences as they also launched Room 301 in Los Angeles with Colette Miller angel wings, and Room 602 in Philadelphia, which was filled with plants.