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The Westin St. John Resort Villas Proudly Reopens After Hurricane Recovery and Restoration Efforts

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Westin St. John Resort Villas—a breathtaking vacation destination
located along the white beaches of Great Cruz Bay in St. John, U.S.
Virgin Islandsproudly reopens after a 16-month-long recovery and
restoration effort due to damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria
which struck the islands in September, 2017.

“The resort looks spectacular,” said Samuel Hugli, general manager.
“We’re thrilled to be back providing Caribbean paradise to our Owners
and guests. We’re even happier that our islands are recovering and
thriving.”

The U.S. Virgin Islands—including St. John and neighboring St. Thomas
and St. Croix—continue their return to pre-hurricane beauty and
Caribbean-style experiences. On the beaches, powder-fine sand leads to
crystal-clear waters and in the towns, more and more quaint shops and
tasty restaurants are reopening for business. An all-new private ferry
between The Westin St. John Resort Villas and St. Thomas provides fast
travel between the two islands. Airlines are adding flights from the
U.S. mainland to the U.S. Virgin Islands, making it easy for those
feeling winter’s chill to make a quick getaway to the warm and sunny
Caribbean.

The Westin St. John Resort Villas is once again the stylish sanctuary
for Owners and guests who want to enjoy snorkeling, hiking and swimming
along St. John’s pristine beaches or relaxing in the resort’s
quarter-acre pool, surrounded by lush foliage and friendly atmosphere.
Close to the resort, lively boutique shopping and delectable dining are
waiting to be discovered.

The resort’s studios and multi-bedroom villas, townhouses and lofts
easily accommodate families and combine all the comforts of
home—including full kitchens and generous living and dining areas—with
signature Westin touches. Private balconies provide picturesque ocean
views and several villas offer expansive courtyards and private pools.

To make a reservation for a Caribbean vacation of a lifetime and a
stay at The Westin St. John Resort Villas, go to WestinStJohn.com.

Restoring the resort began just days after each hurricane passed. “I
couldn’t be more proud of our associates’ dedication in getting The
Westin St. John Resort Villas ready for our Owners and guests,” said
Hugli. “Each associate took on the hard work of getting the resort back
to its original splendor, even though they and their families and
friends were greatly affected by the storms.”

Giving back to the local community was also important to the resort’s
associates. During the island’s recovery, trucks from the resort
distributed 5,000 gallons of water each day, and rooms and meals were
provided to first responders. The resort’s dock was made available for
evacuations and valuable supply deliveries, and clean linens were given
to local shelters. Six cargo containers, each filled with dressers,
desks, dining room sets and more, were donated to the local housing
authority, providing furnishings and comfort to residents who were
impacted by the storms. The resort is also a strong supporter of the
island’s Resilient Housing Initiative, a collaborative effort between
nonprofit organizations and local St. John businesses that helps seniors
and families rebuild their homes.

About The Westin St. John Resort Villas

The epitome of island elegance, this breathtaking Caribbean vacation
ownership resort is located along the tempting white beaches of Great
Cruz Bay in tranquil St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Its lush
surroundings, friendly atmosphere, incomparable water excursions and
charming shopping district make a stay at The Westin St. John Resort
Villas the perfect Caribbean escape. Visit WestinStJohn.com
for more information.

About Westin Vacation Club

Westin Vacation Club’s Westin®-branded vacation ownership
villa resorts are located in many of the most sought-after destinations
and designed with well-being in mind. From the world-renowned Heavenly®
Bed to an energizing WestinWORKOUT® and revitalizing Heavenly®
Spa treatments, every element of a vacation stay is created to leave
Owners and guests feeling better than when they arrived. Westin Vacation
Club resorts can be found in top vacation destinations in the U.S.,
Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, visit Westin
Vacation Club.

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