Westin Announces $35 million Expansion


Well it looks like construction will continue at the Westin a little bit longer than we expected, as it announced a new $35 million expansion Wednesday.

Beginning December 1, 79 guest rooms located in the lower hillside section of the resort will be converted into 54 luxury vacation ownership units. The 54 units, dubbed the Coral Vista buildings, will be comprised of 30 two-bedroom villas, six two-bedroom lofts, and 18 studio villas. Once completed, the Westin will have 200 villas and 96 guest rooms.

“The significant investment in the renovation of The Westin St. John Resort & Villas will raise the standard of this premier resort with stylish and contemporary accommodations, unique amenities and a world-class guest experience,” Governor John deJongh said in a release.  “These efforts will ensure that The Westin St. John Resort & Villas continues to be one of the top destinations of choice for business and leisure travelers.”

Construction is expected to begin December 1. The units are expected to be completed and ready for occupancy by January 2015.

In addition to the just-announced room renovations, the Westin also plans to renovate its meeting spaces. fitness area, dockside check-in, spa and dining facilities. It also plans to continue its commitment to sustainability with the installation of solar panels throughout the property. (We’re big fans of solar energy, so kudos to you Westin.)

Here are a few more pictures of what the property will look like upon completion (click to enlarge images):

Coral Vista Building Exterior Rendering
The new Coral Vista buildings – Model Unit photographs. Final product may vary.
Artist's rendering of the new pool area
Artist’s rendering of the new pool area
Artist's rendering of the beach cafe
Artist’s rendering of the beach cafe

The Westin is currently undergoing renovations to its beachfront and poolside guest rooms, as well as to its pool area. Click this link to more about the ongoing renovations and to view recent construction images.


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