CHRISTIANSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands -- The King Christian Hotel here
will reopen by Christmas following extensive renovations to 28 of
its 39 guest rooms.
General manager Janine Betterton said that the property, which
has been closed since August 1997 due to ownership changes, planned
to reopen earlier, but "shipment of plumbing supplies was delayed
Renovations include new bathrooms, a lobby redesign and new
air-conditioning and electrical systems.
The property has bookings for the holidays and beyond, although
Betterton said that "we have to get the hotel name back in the
Winter rates start at $100 per room, per night, double
occupancy, in a standard room.
The on-site restaurant, closed since Hurricane Marilyn in 1995,
will be rented out as a separate operation. Betterton said that two
possible tenants "are vying for it."
King Christian Hotel, Phone: (800) 524-2012