OYSTER POND, St. Maarten -- Construction has resumed on the
expansion of the Oyster Bay Beach Resort here.
Work had been halted for two months, Oyster Bay general manager
Jan Broosje said, because the construction company contracted to
perform the expansion went bankrupt. Oyster Bay has taken over the
construction, he said.
The project, originally slated for completion in June 1999, now
is due to be finished in August 1999. Plans for the $20 million
project remain the same, Broosje said.
Phase one will add 18 two-bedroom units to the 40-unit resort.
Due to the construction delays, the opening for the first of the
new units was delayed from June 18 to Oct. 15. The remaining two
phases will bring the resort to a total of 43 studios, 43
one-bedroom suites and 44 two-bedroom suites.
Also in the works are the conversion of the existing pool into a
multilevel swim area, a new children's pool and a Jacuzzi. Marina
retail shops, a fitness center and a beauty salon will be
completed, as well.
The property, owned by American Resorts International, is a
mixed-use time-share property that hosts hotel guests in unsold
inventory. Low-season nightly rates are from $120 to $400, and
high-season nightly rates are from $200 to $600.
Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Phone: (877) 4 SUN NOW (478-6669)v