September 16th Update
Updates from St. Maarten / St. Martin hotels are as follows:
- Alicia’s Inn – 9/18 – Guests and staff are confirmed OK. Hotel has sustained some damage to roof structure, already on path to recovery. They do not have water or electricity. However they will be receiving guests starting today.
- Beach Plaza: Badly damaged
- Beachside Villas: 9/19 Facebook: “GREAT NEWS! Beachside Villas will be up and running by November 1, 2017. We should have the first villas ready to go in 2 weeks.”
- Belair Beach Hotel: Sustained damage and it will take time to repair. Phone service and internet down
- Belmond La Samanna: According to a statement on its website, Belmond La Samanna has assessed the damages and at this time does not anticipate opening until at least April 2018
- Esmeralda Resort: Hotel 70% severely damaged
- Grand Case Beach Club: Grand Case Beach Club suffered significant damage that will take some time to repair and rebuild, possibly up to a year to have the hotel back to normal
- Hotel Mercure: Damaged
- La Playa Orient Bay: Severely damaged. The hotel was undergoing renovation prior to Irma and due to the impact of the storm the reopening is postponed until further notice
- La Samanna – assessing damage but will remain closed for the remainder of the year
- La Vista Hotel: The Beach building is relatively in decent shape. The roof tiles came off but the roof itself in still there. Some water damage and missing doors and windows
- Oyster Bay Beach Resort: Significant damage.
- Princess Heights: Minor damage.
- Riu Palace St. Martin: Infrastructures severely affected
- Royal Islander Club: 9/19 Facebook post from Sept 16: Dear Members, Guests and Friends of Royal Islander Club, Unfortunately, due to the significant damages that Hurricane Irma brought to our beloved friendly island, Royal Islander Club La Plage and La Terrasse will be closed through the end of 2017. From time to time, we will update you on the progress of the renovations and expected opening dates of your home away from home.
- Sea Palace Resort: Damage to the hotel was extensive. They anticipate the hotel will remain closed to visitors for several months.
- Sonesta Resorts Sint Maarten (Sonesta Maho Beach, Sonesta Ocean Point and Sonesta Great Bay): All guests who were in-house during the hurricane have now been evacuated. Resort damage is severe. All further reservations from now through the end of 2017 have been cancelled.
- Summit Resort Hotel: Due to extensive damage, the Summit Resort will remain closed.
- Westin Dawn Beach: Suffered significant damage. Hotel is closed until further notice
International press release from President Daniel Gibbs – Saint-Martin – View Release
Sonesta Resorts Sint Maarten Statement September 14th