The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman earn Five Stars for its hotel, spa, and restaurant

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman earn Five Stars for its hotel, spa, and restaurant

GRAND CAYMANCayman Islands, /PRNewswire/ — The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman has secured the extraordinary honor of becoming the first and only property in the Caribbean to earn Five Stars for its hotel, spa, and restaurant, Blue by Eric Ripert, as announced today by Forbes Travel Guide.

This exceptional distinction places The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman among a distinguished group, with only 15 properties worldwide receiving this accolade.

Forbes Travel Guide, the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas and ocean cruises, unveiled its 2024 Star Awards, with these esteemed ratings are showcased alongside other honorees on

In celebration of this prestigious accolade, the hotel will introduce an exclusive Marriott Bonvoy Moment where guests can bid to secure a package showcasing The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman’s luxurious amenities. This includes a Dom Perignon dining experience at Blue to mark the occasion, indulgent spa treatments, access to the exclusive club lounge, private Stingray City experience and additional offerings.

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman continues to enhance its guest experiences to remain the luxury preference for discerning global travelers, attract new visitors, and retain loyal guests. The hotel’s recent redevelopment involved updating amenities, modernizing facilities, and introducing new activities and services, all aimed at enhancing the overall guest experience. These efforts have not only helped the resort achieve a Forbes triple five-star rating but also ensured its relevance, appeal to changing consumer preferences, and a strong position in the hospitality industry. This distinguished property takes immense pride in delivering an unparalleled level of service while embodying a harmonious blend of 60 different nationalities.

The resort, nestled along the pristine shores of the world-renowned Seven Mile Beach, offers 369 opulent rooms meticulously curated by the acclaimed Champalimaud Design. Embraced in timeless luxury, this esteemed resort guarantees an unparalleled experience. The hotel hosts the Caribbean’s most expansive luxury suite configuration, Seven South, and features the island’s largest ballroom and an engaging culinary studio; refining indulgence. In the culinary haven of Grand Cayman, the property stands as a gastronomic oasis with six dining venues that offer a diverse array of epicurean delights. Adding to the allure, the property plays host to the iconic Cayman Cookout, celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.

Eric Ripert brings his unparalleled expertise to his Grand Cayman haven, Blue by Eric Ripert.  Blue stands as the first and only Forbes five-star restaurant in the Caribbean, where culinary artistry takes center stage, paying homage to the region’s bounty of pristine seafood through thoughtfully crafted tasting menus. Complementing the culinary journey is an awe-inspiring wine list boasting over 700 fine wines sourced from the corners of the globe.

Completing the property’s triple-five-star destination status, the hotel’s spa, showcases a bespoke collection of revitalizing and relaxing treatments, featuring exclusive offerings from prestigious brands like ESPA and III Skin. Setting a distinctive tone, the spa’s body therapies artfully harness the healing power of marine plants and natural elements, offering an immersive journey for guests seeking relaxation and rejuvenation.

Marc Langevin, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, expressed, “Receiving this prestigious acknowledgement is a testament to The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman’s unwavering commitment to excellence. This recognition is validation of our passion for hospitality, setting us apart as a beacon of refined elegance in the world of luxury accommodations.”

Amanda Frasier, President of Ratings for Forbes Travel Guide, remarked, “This year’s Star Awards reflect the forecasted surge in demand for more thrilling travel experiences. Our 2024 winners include more special places to visit across the Middle East and Africa, with a record number of list additions for the region. We commend The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, the first Carribean property to achieve this remarkable honor of triple-five-stars, and all the 2024 winners for continuing to deliver a fresh new guest experience, reimagining the future of luxury across design, dining, and well-being.”

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Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on hundreds of exacting standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, please visit

About The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Renovated in 2021, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman occupies 144 beautifully manicured acres, from the sparkling waters of the North Sound to white sands of world-famous Seven Mile Beach. The longstanding luxury Cayman Islands resort is a Forbes Five-Star Hotel, home to 369 luxuriously appointed rooms handcrafted by acclaimed Champalimaud Design. An elegant spa offers a bespoke collection of revitalizing and relaxing treatments, while six dining venues present guests with a diverse array of epicurean delights, including the Caribbean’s only AAA Five Diamond restaurant, Blue by Eric Ripert. In addition to a spectacular Greg Norman-designed nine-hole golf course, the resort also offers golf enthusiasts a state-of-the-art indoor simulator using Trackman technology. Ideal for events of all sizes, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is home to the island’s largest ballroom as well as an interactive culinary studio. Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment family programming allows guests of all ages to discover the incredible flora and fauna of Cayman, while Starfish Cay water park, tennis and basketball courts and an indoor game room ensures guest young and old are entertained. The Caribbean’s largest luxury suite configuration, Seven South offers nearly 18,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space replete with elegant interiors, personalized service, and amenities as well as breathtaking panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. Encompassing up to 9 bedrooms, including the three-bedroom Grand Penthouse, the private enclave is perched atop the resort’s Ocean Tower evoking a sense of being on top of the world. Each year, the resort and Chef Eric Ripert, welcome some of the world’s finest chefs and most discerning guests for Cayman Cookout. More information about The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is available at or by phone at +1 (345)943-9000.

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