News for the Hospitality Executive
ST. THOMAS, USVI - December 6, 2011 – After six months and a 48 million dollar renovation, Marriott Hotels & Resort’s iconic property, Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort, has officially re-opened its doors. Long considered one of the finest resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, visitors have been waiting in anticipation for the property’s grand re-opening, which was marked with a celebration on November 10, 2011, attended by island officials, Marriott executives and VIP guests and community members.
The $48 million renovation completely transformed the property inside and out. In addition to giving the exterior of the resort’s main tower a new, fresh look, the resort underwent a full redesign of all guest rooms, the addition of a new state-of-the art spa and spa pool, larger fitness center, a full service salon complete with hair and manicure/pedicure stations, new restaurants and menu concepts, expanded lounge areas, a completely redesigned infinity pool with kids zone and the addition of an adults only pool.
Among the most notable of the hotel’s new amenities is the newly designed Lazule Sea Spa. The spa features 4,000 square feet of luxury facilities including seven treatment rooms, couples room, massage cabanas, and the exclusive spa pool and couples relaxation room.
Sitting in a premiere location, the resort’s 302 newly renovated guest rooms offer magnificent views of Charlotte Amalie Harbour and easy access to Morning Star Beach. The re-designed Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill and Aqua Terra Lounge, just two of the resort’s nine restaurant and lounge offerings, also offer spectacular vistas of Charlotte Amalie Harbour through its impressive floor to ceiling windows.
“We are ecstatic about the results of the renovation and I know our guests will be as well,” commented Jose Gonzalez, General Manager of the Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. “The Reef has always been a popular St. Thomas resort and with this investment I believe we have set a whole new standard of what guests can expect.”
“The Reef’s” renovation also introduces guests to new, contemporary design in all guest rooms, which boasts Caribbean elegant décor, rain style shower heads, ergonomic workspaces, LCD high-definition televisions and Marriott’s signature bedding, which includes 300 thread count sheets, down comforters, thicker mattresses with plush toppers and fluffier pillows.
The full Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort enhancement project included upgrades or additions of the following:
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