Caravelle Hotel & Casino, the 43-room boutique waterfront hotel in Christiansted, St. Croix, has closed for a six-month remodeling and renovation project.
The hotel will reopen in early October.
All team members remain employed during the project, and the casino, RumRunners restaurant and bar, Big Beards tour operation, scuba programs and the Caravelle Market will remain open.
"In February 2016 we unveiled a completely renovated Caravelle Hotel and the response from the community was tremendous," said Andrew Dubuque, the CFO of the Caravelle. "However, in 2017, two uninvited visitors named Irma and Maria stormed through the U.S. Virgin Islands, causing quite a bit of damage to our hotel."
Caravelle remained open after the hurricanes to accommodate relief workers. Now that most of the island has recovered, the hotel is able to work on its own repairs, which include replacement of all windows, new decor in guest rooms and improvements to guest amenities.
While renovations are in progress, team members are participating in training and education programs and supporting the 33-room Company House Hotel, Caravelle's sister property, also in Christiansted, which reopened last November.