Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in the Cayman Islands is happy to announce the recent appointment of Jim Wrigley as Beverage Manager of the property’s F&B outlets.
Wrigley, an expert mixologist, has accomplished a lot in over two decades, working within all aspects of the massively diverse international hospitality industry. From running award-winning bars & restaurants in Edinburgh, London, to being an award-winning International Brand Ambassador, Jim’s wide-range of expertise has allowed him to work with some of the most prestigious clients and locations. The beverage connoisseur has had the pleasure to fix & shake drinks at Buckingham Palace and the Monaco Grand Prix; make Martinis for Bond and Tiki-up Caribbean beach bars, as well as train some of the bar industry’s best & brightest.
Following on from managing & directing bars such as Lonsdale, Trailer Happiness & Made in the Shade, Jim was most recently the Bar Operations Manager for Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, where he worked with Jamie Forbes, re-uniting the team that created the Internationally-renowned Albannach.
Over ten years of his career have been spent working in numerous global markets to build and develop all areas of brand communication. Jim often consults on product and brand development for some of the most interesting and iconic liquids in the UK and International markets and is a co-founder of the award-winning Luhv Drinks cold-pressed juice. In addition to being regularly featured in print & radio as an expert in cocktails, Jim also plays a key role in the drinks-side of international events like Lisbon Bar Show & the UK Rumfest.
Jim is thrilled to bring his expertise to the property and was happy to put together the property’s holiday cocktail menu for the annual lobby Gingerbread Bar where guests will enjoy cocktails such as the Rum and Crumble, Yuletide Julep or Nip Beside the Chimney!
ABOUT SEAFIRE RESORT + SPA, SEVEN MILE BEACH, GRAND CAYMAN
Debuted in November 2016, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is Grand Cayman’s first new resort development in more than a decade. Located on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, the resort melds locally inspired touches, luxurious Caymanian flavor and warm Kimpton spirit. Developed by Dart Real Estate, the Cayman Islands’ premier real estate developer, the 266-room resort offers unmatched, unobstructed water views from nearly every guest room. The property includes a presidential suite and six private bungalows, highlighting the spectacular sun-kissed horizon that inspired the resort’s name. Guests can indulge in a state-of-the-art spa, meander through native botanical gardens, or cool down at one of two ocean-view pools. Kimpton Seafire Resort’s three signature restaurants include a beachside bar and grill, a lively main restaurant with unparalleled panoramic views, and a signature restaurant serving Spanish Tapas with an exclusive Chef’s Table. For more information about Kimpton Seafire, call 345-746-0000 or visit www.seafireresortandspa.com.
ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a leading collection of boutique hotels and restaurants and the acknowledged industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique hotel concept to the United States. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is renowned for making travelers feel genuinely cared for through thoughtful perks and amenities, bold, playful design and a sincerely personal style of guest service. Out to help people live full, balanced lives, Kimpton aims to inspire with touches like yoga mats in every room, complimentary coffee and tea to start the day, hosted evening Wine Hour, in-room fitness programming and complimentary bike rentals. The award-winning restaurants and bars are led by talented chefs and bartenders who offer guests a chance to dine like a local. Kimpton is consistently ranked as one of the top companies in the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, Upper Upscale Segment, for Customer Satisfaction. The company is highly-regarded for its innovative employee culture and benefits and has been named a FORTUNE magazine “Best Place to Work” seven times since 2009. Kimpton is continuously growing and currently operates over 60 hotels and 70 plus restaurants, bars and lounges in 30 U.S. cities. In January 2015, Kimpton was welcomed into the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands, bringing together two special cultures and sets of values to create the world’s largest boutique hotel business. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.