CAYMAN ISLANDS (March 19)—The Choice Hotels International Caribbean portfolio continues to gain guest appeal. Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman has recorded its best year since it began operations 14 years ago.

“In 2014, the hotel enjoyed outstanding growth, especially in guest occupancy,” reported General Manager Thomas Mason, who adds that the resort is already headed into 2015 with strong results.

“We enter this new year with a great sense of gratitude to our return guests for continuing to support us and with confidence that our new guests will want to return,” he said. “We are also optimistic that we will be celebrating another great year.”

Mason believes the resort’s success is the result of a rebounding U.S. economy, the increase in flight availability to the island and the resort’s $2.8 million renovation.

“We’ve worked closely with Choice Hotels to really maximize the performance potential of our hotel through new systems and services that have proven to be very effective,” he noted. “But the key to our success is our staff’s commitment to the guest experience.

“Excellent service is essential in business,” he added, explaining that Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach competes against neighboring higher-end full-service and even luxury brands that offer visitors an abundance of amenities. “So we chose to rise to the challenge.”

“We have a great local staff, who have been well trained and possess a real passion to share with the visitor a truly Caymanian experience,” Mason continued, highlighting renovated rooms, free Wi-Fi, Choice Hotels’ complimentary hot breakfast, with fresh eggs and a choice of meat every day, gym, business center, on-site dive shop and poolside restaurant.

“So when you combine the hotel’s wonderful staff and conveniences, along with our great location right in the heart of the Seven Mile Beach tourist district—only a short two-minute walk out the back door to the beach and, of course, the Caymanian sunshine —we are offering them great value for their dollar,” Mason affirmed.

Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach is a recently renovated all-suite hotel, featuring modern room categories, from standard and deluxe studios, to one- and two-bedroom suites, to a master suite.

The Choice Hotels International Caribbean portfolio currently includes hotels in the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Cayman Islands, Curacao, St. Maarten and Puerto Rico and in the Bahamas.