Restoration of the Ritz Carlton St. Thomas
Ritz-Carlton Club Members have exciting news coming their way! We are pleased to announce that the bulk of the sand that was ordered last year (after months of discussions with the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources) arrived last weekend, the beginning of February! This is a massive step in the restoration of the St. Thomas beach. The Ritz Carlton Club St. Thomas is getting back up and running to full speed years after Category 5 Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria hit consecutively in 2017! These hurricanes caused significant destruction to a large part of the Caribbean, including Barbuda, Anguilla, Saint Martin, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, Barbados, and Turks and Caicos. The hotel, set on a 30-acre beachfront estate on the southeastern corner of St Thomas, started accepting reservations for stays beginning Dec. 1, 2019 and they were not short of excited guest’s coming back! The restoration of the Ritz Carlton St. Thomas had already completed several large improvement projects prior to its closure in the fall of 2017; which included new elevators, new paint, and other upgrades.
The $100 million project includes fully reimagined and redesigned public spaces, rooms and suites, event and meeting space, and dining venues! They do not stop there. The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas will have a refreshed look and feel. New additions include:
A remodeled infinity pool, a new Sicilian restaurant, Alloro, and the resort’s luxury catamaran, Lady Lynsey, is reemerging as a brand-new Lady Lynsey II. The 60-foot vessel will be longer than the original, now accommodating up to 75 guests, and will offer snorkeling tours, sunset dinner cruises, and island-hopping excursions.
The greatest voted hotel in the U.S. Virgin Islands is set for a comeback, so you better be ready to pack your bags!