Westin Construction Update: April 2014

Westin Pool
Renovated pool area

As you know, the Westin is in the midst of a pretty major renovation. It’s been a few months since our last construction update, so we thought it’d be helpful to provide some new information on where the Westin is with the project.

As we mentioned back in December, renovations to the pool, the poolside rooms and the beachfront rooms have all been completed. The pool area now has additional seating and just looks great. See for yourself in the pictures above and below:

Renovated poolside rooms with lush landscaping
Renovated poolside rooms with lush landscaping

The lower hillside rooms (buildings 21, 22, and 23) are currently being converted into what will become Coral Vista Villas – luxury vacation ownership units. Those renovations are expected to be completed in Spring 2015. (Click here to read more about this project.) Here’s what that project currently looks like:

Westin hillside renoThe Beachside Cafe is also undergoing renovations and is expected to reopen in mid to late June. In the meantime, breakfast and dinner is being served in the restaurant above the lobby (formerly Cruz Bay Prime). We hear that the new and improved beach cafe will have a new name when it reopens, but nothing is official on that front as of yet.

Westin beach cafe reno
Construction at the beach cafe

Lastly, there is some work going on over at the shops which are located near the entrance of the resort.

Construction near the shops
Construction near the shops

So what’s next on the Westin’s list in terms of construction? Renovations will begin in the lobby area in mid to late June. At that time, the restaurant will close down as well. That project is expected to be completed by December of this year. The workout center and spa is also slated to get a facelift.  Those facilities will be affected from July through October.

We mentioned this in a previous construction update, but it’s worth repeating. Yes, there will be some inconveniences for tourists, as well as noise associated with construction, but in my opinion, it’s not that bad. And we have to give the Westin credit –  its staff does an outstanding job in accommodating all guests, so kudos to you Westin.

6 thoughts on “Westin Construction Update: April 2014”

  1. I was at the Westin last yr. in Nov. during the construction and it wasn’t bad at all! The staff was amazing with all the activities they did throughout the day for adults and for the kids. 2014 will be mine and my families 7th yr visiting St. John’s and Nov cannot come fast enough! 🙂

  2. Still amazes me number of guests I get at my cottages ($150 to $195 a night) who say to me “Don’t we get fresh towels every day?” You do not know how much I enjoy saying .” You can get that at WESTIN for $539 a night ” .

    • I’ve never stayed at the Westin but I worked there as a massage therapist in 1998-1999. Glad to know these facelifts are happening. Looking forward to seeing all the improvements on my next trip back.

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