A Veuve Clicquot Perfect Day for a Brand Ambassador at Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman - Cayman Islands - March 2018
A Sensational Breakfast at Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park - New York - December 2017
My stay at Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park was overshadowed by a medical emergency on my plane from Cayman Islands. However, the breakfast the next day more than made up for this.
I was the first person at breakfast on the Saturday (getting there before 7am) and Ricardo was my cheerful & friendly server.
It seemed odd to be given an iPad to view the menu but then not be able to use it to place the order. Guess I am too used to Four Seasons technology.
However, the Eggs Benedict with crushed black truffles in the salsa was remarkable. I ate this reading the Weekend Financial Times and chatting to sweet Flora, a server from China.
In the Financial Times there were details of the first Bitcoin related kidnapping in the Ukraine. This had me thinking about my time working on a bank in Cyprus last year and emailing various regulatory contacts about all this.
🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻(6 out of 5 ‘teddies’) - definitely a '6 teddy' breakfast.
Just to let people know that my move to Cayman Islands has gone more smoothly than I expected. Everyone here has been so friendly & helpful and Grand Cayman is stunning.
I have started my job as a Banking Consultant in George Town. The job is extremely busy but I have breathtaking walks on Seven Mile Beach to clear my mind each evening, a new personal trainer at World Gym and the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman and Kimpton Seafire Resort at weekends.
Karen (the F&B Director at Ritz-Carlton) and Asli there have been incredible. The Weekend Financial Times is waiting for me at brunch on Sundays. There are a few photos below to give an idea of the astonishing beauty of Grand Cayman.
Si Frew has lived in the UK, Bermuda, Qatar, Cyprus & the Cayman Islands. During this time he met Whoopi Goldberg (in Claridge's), Mike Tyson (in the Concorde Lounge at JFK) , Gordon Ramsay (in the Doha Four Seasons), Chris Eubanks (in The Dorchester), Cherie Blair (in Bermuda & again in the Doha Four Seasons) etc. There are funny stories attached to all these interactions, feel free to ask Si about them when you meet him.