GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Cayman raises the stakes in luxury travel today with the opening of Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa and the launch of The Residences at Seafire on famous Seven Mile Beach. With a focus on design, Seafire's 62 upscale modern residences offer a sophisticated and stylish Caribbean lifestyle and the chance to live where you vacation. Slated to welcome residents in 2017, The Residences at Seafire are set in 12 acres of lushly landscaped gardens and pool decks shared with Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, Grand Cayman's first new hotel in over a decade. A 10-storey architectural wonder that creates a contemporary Caribbean aesthetic, the property has panoramic views of both the Caribbean Sea to the west and the North Sound to the east, a rarity in Grand Cayman, affording residents the chance to watch the sun rise and set over water every day. Seafire's name is inspired by that magical moment when the sun touches the horizon and sets the sky alight. Renowned Interior Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard lends his signature style to the public spaces of The Residences at Seafire, drawing inspiration from the natural surroundings and vibrant colours found throughout the island. His vision of contemporary Caribbean design is showcased in the chic lobby and model residences, while the rooftop lounge dubbed "The Nest" gives residents a stylish outdoor entertaining space to share a cocktail or relax in peace. "The Cayman Islands is such a design-driven destination with an incredible flavour for modern luxury. I was inspired by the beautiful colours, history and craftsmanship of the islands to create an upscale living haven at The Residences at Seafire," said Interior Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. The Residences at Seafire feature diverse floorplans to suit every taste and family, from boutique studios to spacious four-bedroom residences ranging in size from approximately 600 sq. ft. to over 4,000 sq. ft., and in price from $1 million to $8 million USD. Modern Caribbean features include convertible bi-fold doors which seamlessly blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living, open plan living spaces with high ceilings and light interiors that reflect the white sand on the beach below. High design is complemented by warm personalised concierge service, a vivid social scene and the ultimate privacy of a luxury residence. Seafire guests and residents have expansive, unrestrained access to Seven Mile Beach and its celebrated crystal blue waters, while an abundance of native plants and trees provide a sense of place and harness the natural environment of the destination. Sustainability is woven through the Seafire site, with walking paths, open-air architecture, meandering gardens, coastal bike trails, solar panels, eco-friendly materials and modern designs that utilise natural elements to maximize energy efficiency and put Seafire on track for LEED Silver certification.