Meetings Beachfront? Yes at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman!

How about planning a meeting in a Caribbean paradise that is easy to get to and promises impeccable service, food and hospitality?  And, a place that offers opportunities to give back to the local community with a corporate responsibility program?  The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is your resort!  Imagine your attendees and guests arriving to a beautiful Caribbean island, greeted by a professional and friendly hotel staff and then having the experience of a lifetime,even with scheduled meetings.

I have hosted an incentive trip here and in conjunction, held a small meeting.  Everything you expect in the states you receive here with the usual, exceptional Marriott and Ritz service.  Additionally, you have the beauty of Grand Cayman and its people.  It is a fantastic destination and one to consider.

There are numerous flights from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom offering excellent air lift for your group.  From the time they arrive at the airport, they will experience the islanders’ genuine warmth, friendliness and hospitality. Certainly, as expected, the staff at the Ritz-Carlton will go above and beyond to ensure your every need is met and that your guests have an exceptional experience.

The resort offers 8 meeting rooms accommodating 800 people with the largest holding 300.  There is a total of 36, 193 square feet of space.  There is also great outdoor space with the Great Lawn facing the famous and very beautiful Seven Mile Beach.

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The events team at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman will work with you every step of the way to assist in making sure your program is successful.  For every meeting and event, a Conference Concierge is assigned to planners promising a flawless event by ensuring all your needs are met and that the event goes off smoothly.  There is also a stellar catering staff offering a diverse menu selection using the freshest island cuisine and seafood.  An expert audio-visual team also is on site. 

 

 

 

         

To make things even easier for you, the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman has their own Destination Services group to assist with airport transfers, sightseeing tours and activities (many are available at the hotel including a Greg Norman 9-hole golf course), numerous water sports and even swimming with the stingrays at Stingray City, a popular venue.  There is also duty-free shopping in George Town, a Caribbean traditional town with a modern flair.  Restaurants, too, are excellent offering great opportunities for dine-a-rounds.

 

 

 

 

 

The Ritz-Carlton proudly offers a unique program called Impact Experiences to provide guests and groups opportunities to contribute to the local community. The idea is to make both a social and environmental impact with activities that can and do make a difference.  Some Impact Experiences at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman include:

Turtle-Walking (in season)
A short informational session is given before walking to the turtle nest areas.

Mangrove Restoration
Here you can plant your own mangrove and help regenerate a natural preserve that then will be the perfect environment for many reef creatures and marine birds.

Sir Turtle School Program
With this program, educational sessions are offered, and your group can assemble lunch boxes, school backpacks or emergency kits, and possibly even design children’s birthday cards.

You can also participate in an off-site activity. Contact the Ritz Carlton event staff for details on matching an Impact Experience to your group.  No matter the program, you will make a difference in the community and to local charities.  What a great activity to include in your meeting or event.

Additionally, the Cayman Islands and the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman work hard to conserve and reduce the environmental footprint using sustainable products and utilizing programs that reduce energy and water usage as well as a linen reuse program and using recyclable paper products and sustainable, local food.

So, the next time you are looking for a unique location with superb service and friendly islanders, look to the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman to host your meeting and event.  You will be a hero in your attendees’ eyes.  And, it will be a memorable experience for all.  For more information, visit their meetings website.

Julie

Julie Martinez, CMP, CMM is a meeting, event and incentive planning specialist providing consulting, strategic planning and on-site management.  She is a member and contributor of I-Meet, the online business community for people who plan meetings and events. Please connect with her on LinkedIn and follow her Twitter.

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