Well folks, it’s been a few months since we’ve updated you on the Westin. With all the talk about Caneel and Cinnamon recently, we’ve received quite a few messages asking us about the status of the Westin.
Well we have great news to share with you all! It looks like a good amount of the Westin is on track to reopen in January 2019. As we’ve previously told you, workers are on site nearly every day and are working hard to get the resort back into tip-top shape. The units on the beach side appear to have had more work completed including new roofs. Visible work on the units across the street didn’t begin until recently, and from what we hear, those units will not be opening on time in January.
We spoke with a few friends who own timeshares at the Westin in the hillside section. Those owners were told their area would not open in January 2019 as originally expected. The Westin, however, is accommodating those owners (who own weeks earlier in the year) by allowing them to stay in a unit on the beach side of the property. We’ve also learned that only timeshare owners will be able to make reservations for the first few months in 2019.
We stopped by the Westin yesterday and took some pics and a video for you. Because the property is closed to the public, we took most of the pics from the beach and a road adjacent to the property. (All beaches in the USVI are public.) Please check them out:
And here is a quick video we took:
The Westin is now owned by Vistana. Its website www.westinstjohn.com now directs to a dead end on the Marriott’s website. The new website for the Westin is located at www.vistana.com/destinations/the-westin-st-john-resort-villas/overview
And lastly, for those of you who’d like a daily Westin fix, you can watch the rebuild live via our webcam at www.newsofstjohn.com/webcam
That’s all we have for you today, folks! Have a wonderful Wednesday!