CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix
-- The Danes, who sold the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to the U.S.
government for $25 million in 1917, are gaining a some ground in
the Territory again -- at least in St. Croix.
A group of Danish
businessmen purchased the historic King Christian Hotel in downtown
Christiansted from the USVI government -- which took over the
property after Hurricane Marilyn damaged it in 1995 -- and plan to
transform it into a five-star property by 2007.
A new waterfront wing is
under construction adjacent to the existing property, which also
will open in two years.
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