u.s. virgin islands
Kristina M. D'Amico | March 16, 2023
By Kristina M. D'Amico After the devasting impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, the U.S. Virgin Islands, which comprise the islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix, faced a significant rebuilding effort to reopen their hotel inventory. As the renovations and reopenings from the 2017 hurricane season were nearing completion, COVID-19 began to affect the islands. However, the U.S. Virgin Islands have a significant competitive advantage over the other islands in the Caribbean because they benefit from U.S. territory status. As a result, the U.S. Virgin Islands avoided the complicated COVID-19 travel restrictions that exist...
October 24, 2019
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Oct. 24, 2019 -- The U.S. Virgin Islands took another in a series of strategic moves to encourage economic development under the leadership of Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. The expanded Hotel Development Bill, No 33-0104, signed into law on Oct. 7 allows hotel developers to channel a percentage of room revenue to finance renovating existing properties and building new hotels. Administered through the U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA), the bill was created to encourage and promote economic growth in the Territory and incentivize construction of new hotels and resorts incl...
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort | August 5, 2013
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (August 5, 2013) - Jean-Paul Nel has been named General Manager of Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. In this position, he will oversee the overall operations of the iconic 450-room property on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. A 30-year Marriott veteran, Nel most recently served as Area Vice President for the UK North region, which is a part of Marriott Europe. Prior to this, he held the position of Vice President of Operations for UKIMEA (United Kingdom, Ireland, Middle East, and Africa), where he oversaw all operational aspects of the region and played a key role in the developme...
Aimbridge Hospitality | June 28, 2013
DALLAS, June 28, 2013 -- Aimbridge Hospitality announced that it has been selected to manage the iconic Sugar Bay Resort & Spa on the island of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, effective immediately. Sugar Bay, located only eight miles from the international airport, is nestled on 31 lush acres of a beachfront mountainside, overlooking some of the most panoramic oceanviews in the Caribbean. The 294 rooms and suite all-inclusive resort is just minutes away from world-acclaimed Magens Bay and a short drive from the cruise docks, Red Hook ferry, St. Thomas duty-free shopping and an 18-hole championship golf course. A known leader in the o...
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