The project, with a cost of $35 million dollars, will add new luxury residences and improve existing residences, services, and facilities.

The Westin St. John, a Starwood Resort, has long been known by vacationers and travel guides as the top family resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Taking into account its growing popularity and The Westin’s high standards for hospitality, Starwood has begun a $35 million dollar renovation project that will give the update the existing villas and resort property, as well as create new villas for guests to stay in.

Spurred by the increased participation in the Starwood Vacation Network and timeshare and rental sales by companies such as Concierge Realty, Starwood has decided to create more luxury residences at the Westin St. John property. The development of new the new villas at the Westin St. John will convert 79 existing hotel rooms into luxury timeshare villas, as well as add additional villas overlooking the Great Cruz Bay. The Coral Vista Villas will feature 30 two-bedroom villas, 6 two- bedroom lofts, and 18 studio timeshare villas. With this addition, the Westin St. John will have 200 villas available by the project’s completion in early 2015.

Improvements will also be made to existing resort facilities, such as adding a dock-side check-in option, and updating the WestinWORKOUT gym, the spa, the pool, restaurants, meeting space, and existing guest suites. Starwood will also decrease the resort’s carbon footprint by adding new energy efficient practices, such as the installation of new solar panels through the resort.

CEO of Starwood Vacation Ownership Steve Williams states, “…As the resort and the on-site vacation ownership continue to play a pivotal role in St. John’s expansive tourism market, we are thrilled to enhance our presence and commitment to the island.”

At Concierge Realty, we are also pleased to hear the news of these renovations. As the industry leader in re-sales and rentals for The Westin St. John, we will be looking forward to the improvements being made to this already first-class resort, as well as the additional villas that will become available to our owners and renters.