Marriott Opening Two New Properties in St. Thomas this Year
Two new Marriott resorts are slated to open up their doors and welcome guests this fall at Frenchman’s Reef on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Aimbridge Hospitality will manage the properties as part of a franchise agreement with Marriott International brands.
The two hotels in question are the Westin Beach Resort and Spa at Frenchman’s Reef and The Seaborn at Frenchman’s Reef, Autograph Collection.
The hotels will replace the original Frenchman’s Reef, a Marriott property that has remained closed since hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated USVI in 2017.
The Westin Beach Resort and Spa boasts offer 392 rooms, including 28 suites, most of which will offer ocean views, along with six restaurants and lounges, and three ocean-view pools. Additionally, there will be a Heavenly Spa by Westin with 13 treatment rooms and 72,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The hotel will also have a private dock with access to nearby islands and what Aimbridge calls a “private adventure beach.”
The Seaborn is set along a beautiful ¼ mile stretch of beach and will offer a more secluded stay experience. It has 94 guest rooms, including two suites. The resort will showcase an additional four destination-inspired open-air restaurants and lounges, an infinity-edge oceanfront pool with a swim-up bar, a health club, and 13,000-square-feet of meeting and event space.
The two resorts will be connected by Frenchman’s Reef’s beach, which will serve as an additional social and event space with year-round programming for all ages. Frenchman’s Reef will also provide guests at both resorts access to amenities including a private catamaran with a capacity of up to 75 persons for daytime snorkel trips and evening sunset sails.
“We are delighted to manage the transformation and evolution of Frenchman’s Reef into an exciting new destination in the heart of the U.S.V.I. and bring two entirely new world-class resort experiences to travelers around the globe,” said Wiksten, the Aimbridge managing director, in the press release. “We are committed to ushering in a new era for this beloved property and look forward to opening our doors soon to a quintessential luxury St. Thomas experience for visitors and locals alike.”