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New Golf Technologies, Island Spa Treatments and Ambassadors of the Environment by Jean-Michel Cousteau Lend Family Appeal

GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN -- (Marketwired) -- May 09, 2016 -- Summer may be the most exciting time to visit the Cayman Islands this year, thanks to new activities and amenities introduced by The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. The luxury waterfront resort has also unveiled the ultimate Grand Cayman overnight package, designed especially for summer and family vacationers.

Among the coming season's highlights for younger travelers, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman recently opened its vibrantly colorful Starfish Cay water adventure park, and soon it will present its own Summer Camp as well. For adults, a new indoor golf simulator enhances the luxury resort's acclaimed Greg Norman golf experience, while online tee-time bookings can now be confirmed directly on the property website.

New and popular summer enticements at the luxury Cayman Islands hotel include:

Only in Cayman Package
From $379 USD per night
This special vacation package allows plenty of time for a full Cayman experience, providing a complimentary fifth night after four purchased nights. To reserve, visit the website at www.ritzcarlton.com/grandcayman and request a five-night date span when checking availability.

Starfish Cay
Aqua adventures abound in the fun and inviting new Starfish Cay, where cool blasts of water surprise and delight. From a zero-entry splash pool, shallow enough for families to splash, play and explore, children enter a magical cove with interactive water nozzles, and then sail down gentle water slides. Above, a bright bucket is filled with water that becomes a refreshing waterfall.

Summer Watersports
From swimming pool to white sand beach, and from snorkeling to diving in the crystal clear Caribbean, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman offers countless ways to explore its shimmering water world. The resort's summer watersports offer all this and more, including a best-selling Mangrove Kayak Adventure, shipwreck explorations, seafloor submarine adventures, and relaxing beach, pool and dining experiences in luxurious private cabanas.

Ambassadors of the Environment / Ritz Kids
Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment presents excursions for adults, families and children (four and older), led by expert naturalists and introducing resort guests to the natural wonders and rich cultural traditions of the Cayman Islands. Throughout these unique Caribbean eco-tours, the islands' ecological resources become a natural classroom and living laboratory in which participants learn, while having fun at the same time. Several dozen offerings include Stingray Detective, Frogtastic Fun and Snorkeling 101 for young children, Underwater Photography Snorkel, Mangrove Kayak and Night Snorkel for youth and adults, and for families, Have You Ever Seen a Blue Iguana? and Atlantis Submarine.

Golf and Tennis
This Cayman Islands golf resort features a Greg Norman course offering nine holes of spectacularly scenic, water-laced golf, and an indoor golf center presenting technology from Trackman Golf. Tee times may now be booked online at https://bluetipguest.ezlinks.com. For tennis aficionados, clay and hard courts, along with instructional programs designed by Nick Bollettieri, highlight a signature sports experience for the region.

Summer Spa
Summer indulgences at the luxury resort's la prairie spa include the tropically-inspired Island Dream Body Treatment, incorporating mango/papaya, coconut or chocolate/vanilla/coffee to exfoliate, soothe and stimulate the senses. For a special state-of-the-art experience, the la prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Facial uses Swiss extremeophile plants and algae to help fortify skin against the accelerated pace of aging.

Finally, and adding to its special vacation-time appeal, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is inviting its summer guests to populate their social media feeds with favorite photos of themselves enjoying the luxury resort, and hash-tagging their posts with #RCMemories. Several of this season's travelers may have the opportunity to see their public posts posted to the website home page of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
Spanning 144 acres sea-to-sea from world-famous Seven Mile Beach to the North Sound, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is the island's only AAA Five Diamond hotel and a flagship of the Caribbean. The 375-room luxury resort features a la prairie spa, five restaurants including Blue by Eric Ripert, the island's largest ballroom, an interactive culinary studio and a tennis center by Nick Bollettieri. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grand Cayman is highlighted by its Greg Norman-designed nine-hole golf course, and by a new indoor golf simulator using Trackman technology. Further property highlights include the Starfish Cay water park, Oculus glass bottom boat, renowned Ambassadors of the Environment family program by Jean-Michel Cousteau, and the new Seven South - the largest luxury hotel suite in the Caribbean. For more information, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/grandcayman, or to engage directly with the resort, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ritzcarltongrandcayman. For room reservations, call 1-800-241-3333, log onto the resort website, or contact a travel professional.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates over 90 hotels and resorts in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information, or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

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