By the Caribbean Journal staff
The greatest hotel in the US Virgin Islands is set for a comeback.
The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas, long that island’s leading resort and arguably the flagship hotel in the wider destination, is set to return this fall, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The hotel, set on a 30-acre beachfront estate on the southeastern corner of St Thomas, is now accepting reservations for stays beginning Dec. 1, 2019, according to the property’s Web site.
“We look forward to welcoming guests to our renewed resort,” the property said in a statement.
Its return will be a serious jolt of energy to a destination that has already been making an impressive tourism recovery since the storms of 2017.
The resort, set on the sand with a marvelous view of the nearby island of St John, has 180 guest rooms, each with an ocean-view balcony; a luxury spa; four eateries; an aquatic center including an infinity pool and a kids pool; and both indoor and outdoor event space.
The rebuilt property on St Thomas’ Great Bay had already completed several large-scale improvement projects prior to its closure in the fall of 2017; those include new elevators, new paint and other upgrades.
The news comes a few months after another top USVI resort, the Westin St John Resort, officially reopened its doors.
The reopening will add to a strong portfolio of both resorts and boutique hotels in the tri-island destination, from the Point Pleasant and Bolongo Bay in St Thomas to the celebrated The Fred boutique hotel in St Croix, among others.
Ritz-Carlton has a portfolio of six resorts in the wider Caribbean region.
For more, visit the Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas.