Industry Update
Appointment 2 March 2018

Jim Mauer

Appointed Vice President/Managing Director
At Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa, Cayman Islands

Jim Mauer

Hot off the completion of a top-to-bottom, $50 million transformation, the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa announces the appointment of Jim Mauer as Vice President/Managing Director. Mauer brings more than three decades of experience overseeing day-to-day operations, maximizing revenue and developing high-performance leadership teams. In his new role, Mauer continues to uphold the destination resort's values of delivering approachable luxury, world-class service and unique experiences.

Mauer arrived on Grand Cayman from Miami, where he spent the past year as managing director of the boutique Mayfair Hotel & Spa in historic Coconut Grove. Prior to assuming that position, Mauer served as managing director of Eden Roc Resort & Elle Spa, where he successfully designed and executed a brand transition of the resort into an independent luxury brand. He also held leadership roles in Fort Lauderdale as general manager of Bonaventure Golf Resort & Spa and area general manager of Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Mauer also served essential roles in three hotel openings for Marriott International, Inc., including Casa Magna Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Castle Harbor Resort, Bermuda.

Mauer now oversees the newest property on Grand Cayman, which saw a complete overhaul to all indoor and outdoor public spaces, as well as enriched guest experiences. The exciting new direction the property has taken was completed in two phases, encompassed floor-to-ceiling renovations to the resort's 343 luxe accommodations with new colors, textures and materials inspired by elements of the island environment, while the freshwater swimming pool was also expanded and restyled to fit a new swim-up bar.

Elevating the sense of arrival for guests, the new lobby was remodeled and expanded, accented with a bright, neutral palette, wood plank flooring, organic columns, and ceiling arrayed with soft, undulating curves to conjure images of ocean waves and draw attention to panoramic views of the azure sea. Known for its culinary excellence, the resort also welcomed Cayman Coffee Exchange, providing convenient light bites and refreshments to guests as well as the Catboat Lobby Bar, a chic spot for locals and guests to meet for cocktails while enjoying a famous Cayman sunset.

Pyramid Hotel Group LLC

Pyramid Hotel Group is a privately held Boston-based hotel company with 69 hotels and resorts under hotel management and asset management, comprising more than 26,000 rooms and approximately 8,000 employees.
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