July 11–ST. THOMAS — The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas is operating under a different name while hurricane repairs are under way.

The USVI/Caribbean Emergency Housing and Safe Waste Summit is scheduled for Aug. 13-14, and attendees are directed to reserve a room at "the Great Bay Resort (formerly the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas)," according to the website www.UsviSws.com.

The Ritz-Carlton website is not accepting reservations, and the property, located at 6900 Great Bay, also is listed on a Marriott website as "Great Bay Resort."

The website lists the property as a "new hotel" under the Fairfield Inn & Suites brand.

Sen. Marvin Blyden, who is hosting the summit, said Tuesday the resort changed its name while undergoing renovations. Blyden said he was unsure of the resort's official name and status but said he would look into it.

Marriott public relations representatives did not respond to requests for clarification.

Ritz-Carlton spokeswoman Arianna Gershon did not respond to questions about the two websites listing the same property under different names, and she said the resort is not currently open to the public.

"The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas is currently undergoing renovations to repair damages sustained by the 2017 hurricanes. The property expects to reopen in 2019 under the Ritz-Carlton brand flag," Gershon said in an email.

Gov. Kenneth Mapp held the final meeting of his Hurricane Recovery and Resilience Task Force at the Ritz-Carlton on June 26.

— Contact Suzanne Carlson at 340-714-9122 or email [email protected]