by Matt Alderton | June 28, 2018
Mandarin Oriental already is synonymous with luxury in Asia. Now, the company wants its brand to develop the same reputation in the Caribbean.

A new property will help it seal the deal: In 2021, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will open a new luxury resort on Grand Cayman, it announced today.

Located on 67 acres at St. James Point, on Grand Cayman's southern tip, Mandarin Oriental, Grand Cayman will have 100 hotel guest rooms and 89 branded private residences. All accommodations will face the sea and overlook the resort's private white-sand beach. Amenities, meanwhile, will include five restaurants and bars, an onsite farm for "farm-to-table" dining, a spa, a fitness center, several outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, landscaped walking and cycling trails, and a beach club where guests will be able to book various leisure and water sports activities.

Although the number and size of event spaces was not announced, the resort also will feature "a range of flexible meeting and banqueting facilities, including outdoor areas," Mandarin Oriental said in a press release.

"We are delighted to announce this exciting new project, which will be the group's second property in the Caribbean and a fitting extension to our growing global resort portfolio," said Mandarin Oriental CEO James Riley. "The owner has assembled a spectacular site and has the long-term vision to create a unique resort experience that, together with Mandarin Oriental's renowned service, will ensure an exceptional offering in Grand Cayman."

Added Ryan Melkonian, managing partner of Melkonian Capital Management, the project's owner, "We are pleased to partner with Mandarin Oriental to bring the most exclusive resort and branded residences to the Cayman Islands. We are creating a very special destination that we expect will be among the best in the Caribbean."

Mandarin Oriental opened its first Caribbean property -- Pink Sands Club, Canouan in St. Vincent and The Grenadines -- in October 2017.