Part of the $350 million rebuild of the iconic Frenchman’s Reef property in St Thomas will be a new Westin resort, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The new Westin Beach Resort and Spa at Frenchman’s Reef is slated to open in late 2022, according to Aimbridge Hospitality, which is managing the property.
It will be the second Westin-branded resort in the United States Virgin Islands, joining the existing Westin St John Resort Villas in nearby St John.
The 392-room hotel, which will include 28 suites, is already taking group inquiries, according to the company.
The property will have a total of 72,000 square feet of multipurpose vent space, along with two signature ballrooms and a number of outdoor spaces — including a 20,000-square-foot pool deck.
Group amenities will also include the Palm Court and a catamaran for private group events called the Flying Frenchman.
The broader Frenchman’s Reef project will also include an Autograph Collection hotel called The Seaborn, a transformation of the former Morningstar Beach Resort.
This winter’s return is a major step for a destination that has been the model for tourism success since the onset of the pandemic.
Indeed, the US Virgin Islands continues to set records for tourism arrivals and hotel occupancy, with continued growth in new airlift.
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