Lenny shuts down several hotels

NEW YORK -- Although preliminary reports from Hurricane Lenny's gusty, late-season visit to 16 Caribbean islands reveal more damage from flooding and sea surges than structural battering, several properties are closed through December.

Here is a rundown:

  • Due to beach erosion and flooding, Cap Juluca on Anguilla will be closed until after Jan. 1 with no firm reopening date set.
  • Lenny's stall over St. Maarten/St. Martin for several hours on Nov. 19 caused flooding in a number of places, although structural damage was less than originally predicted.
  • On the Dutch side, reopenings for Maho Beach Hotel, Caravanserai, the Royal Islander, Great Bay Beach Hotel and Divi Little Bay Beach are pending assessments by insurance companies.
  • La Samanna on the French side is closed through the Christmas-New Year period; Le Meridien is closed at least through Nov. 30.
  • Damage to the roof of the new casino at Divi Carina Bay on St. Croix delayed the opening date from mid-December until some time in January.
  • Four Seasons on Nevis sustained water damage; no reopening date has been set.
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