The Westin Resort has asked approval from the St. John Coastal Zone Management Committee to convert a third of its hotel buildings to timeshares. Matt Balcik, the hotel manager, said timeshares are "hot" so converting four buildings on hotel grounds makes sense, according to the St. John Source. Balcik said the rooms will be offered as hotel accommodations when owners are not in residence. The Resort’s original timeshare buildings are on the left side of the south shore road, as you’re headed away from Cruz Bay.
Julien Harley, CZM chairman, said the hotel needs only a minor permit to make the move. A spokesman for CZM said the committee would meet April 13 for what he said would be "a decision and modification meeting" on the Westin’s request.