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Marriott Is Opening Two New US Virgin Islands Resorts 

By: Alexander Britell - January 18, 2023

Marriott is set to open its highly-anticipated pair of new resorts in the US Virgin Islands this spring. 

The new Westin Beach Resort and Spa at Frenchman’s Reef and Morningstar Buoy House Beach Resort, Autograph Collection is now taking reservations for stays beginning May 15. 

The dual-resort property is the result of a $350 million transformation of the former Marriott Frenchman’s Reef and Morningstar Beach Resort, both of which were destroyed by Hurricane Irma back in 2017. 

So what will the resorts be like? 

The Westin, the second Westin-branded resort in the US Virgin Islands (joining the existing Westin St John villa resort), will have 392 rooms, 28 of which will be suites. Amenities will range from a pool deck with stunning views of the Virgin Islands, a pool bar and 85,000 square feet combined of indoor and outdoor meeting space. 

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The newly-rebranded Buoy Haus Beach Resort is actually the third name for the resort, which was initially supposed to be called Noni Beach, then rebranded as the Seaborn. 

But it will open its doors this spring as the Morningstar Buoy Haus, with a sleek, crisp design by Kollin Altomare and The Johnson Studio and several inspired dining concepts, from the Salt Shack Beach Bar and Grill to the Tide Pool Cabanas and Bar. 

The Buoy Haus will be the direct beachfront resort of the two, with beach butlers and what the company calls “an unmatched beach experience.”

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The latter will be anchored by an infinity oceanfront pool with private cabanas and a swim-up bar. 

Owner Fortress Investment Group has tapped Aimbridge Hospitality to manage both of the resorts.

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The popular Flying Frenchman is back.

Opening rates start at $539 for the Westin, according to Marriott’s Web site. 

It’s a tremendous boost for a destination that has already been leading the Caribbean in tourism growth since 20202, buoyed by a renowned response to the challenges of the pandemic. 

In fact, the US Virgin Islands has been the fastest-growing tourism destination in the Caribbean over the last three years.

For more, visit Frenchman’s Reef.

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