ST THOMAS, USVI, Thursday July 5, 2018 – Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham resort on St Thomas, USVI has reopened to guests for the first time since a combination of hurricanes struck the island in September last year.
In addition to the staff that remained throughout the restoration process, the resort hired 41 people this spring to help prepare for the reopening and to join the team of full-time employees, which exceeded the company’s hiring projections.
Wyndham Destinations President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Brown, who traveled to St Thomas along with several members of the company’s leadership team to personally recognize the efforts of the resort team and to join them in welcoming owners and guests to the resort, said the reopening was made possible by the months of hard work and commitment of General Manager Rodney Renner and his extraordinary colleagues.
“We are proud to support the rebuilding of St. Thomas and are so glad to welcome visitors back to the island,” Brown said, during a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the resort’s official reopening.
“Our entire organization is inspired by the perseverance and professionalism of the Margaritaville Vacation Club team in the Caribbean. Both in St Thomas and in Puerto Rico, our remarkable staff members have shown such resilience after last year’s devastating hurricane season. We are inspired by their tenacity and share their enthusiasm for this amazing destination.”
The USVI’s Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty said the reopening of Margaritaville Vacation Club is another positive step which contributes to the ongoing efforts to rebuild the territory’s economy.
“Their support contributed significantly to our recovery efforts. As they welcome back club members, we look forward to extending the warm hospitality for which the US Virgin Islands is known,” she said.
The USVI averages more than 2.5 million visitors annually, according to the territory’s Bureau of Economic Research.