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Marriott's Frenchman's Cove in St. Thomas Reopens After Recovery Efforts from Hurricanes Irma and Maria

FEBRUARY 16, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. – February 16, 2018 – The associates at Marriott's Frenchman's Cove located in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands are excited to welcome back Owners and guests to this exceptional resort today. The resort has been closed since Hurricane Irma hit St. Thomas on September 6, 2017. Marriott's Frenchman's Cove is one of the first large resorts on St. Thomas to open after recovering from the aftermath of two extremely powerful Category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria.

Associates at Marriott's Frenchman's Cove have been working hand-in-hand with the remediation company and other local vendors to return the resort to its original splendor all while dealing with their own personal challenges. The associates take such pride in the resort, and they want to ensure Owners and guests have a wonderful vacation experience when they return to St. Thomas. Upon reopening today, Owners and guests are able to enjoy the pool and hot tub, the beach has been cleared and is open for use, the pier is fully restored, the restaurant and Marketplace are open and operating and the resort activities department is operating normally. Crews will continue to work on landscaping and other projects, including building painting, throughout the resort over the next several weeks. Additionally, The Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort remains closed due to hurricane damage until further notice.

"The unwavering dedication of our associates has shown through during this challenging time at Marriott's Frenchman's Cove," said Scott Derrickson, general manager. "I am so proud of the hard work our associates took on and completed to get the resort back open even though they were also affected personally by these storms. We are grateful to be welcoming our first Owners and guests back to the resort today."

The island of St. Thomas continues to go through a lengthy recovery process. Many restaurants and shops have reopened for business and much of the foliage has made an incredible recovery. Local vendors throughout the island are thrilled to see one of the larger resorts reopening and are eager to be welcoming back visitors to the island. Multiple agencies and organizations have come together to restore St. Thomas, and progress updates are posted regularly by local officials. Visit http://informusvi.com for the latest information regarding island infrastructure progress, curfews, local business updates, airport status and electric power restoration.

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Media contact:
Jacqueline V. Ader-Grob, Marriott Vacation Club
jacqueline.ader-grob@vacationclub.com
(407) 513-6950

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