Frenchman's Reef will remain a Marriott resort

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A rendering of the redone lobby at the Frenchman's Reef Marriott.
A rendering of the redone lobby at the Frenchman's Reef Marriott.

The Frenchman's Reef Resort in St. Thomas will remain in the Marriott portfolio when it reopens in 2020, plus a new Autograph Collection hotel will open adjacent to the Frenchman's Reef.

Shuttered since Hurricane Irma hit in 2017, the resort -- previously known as the Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort -- will be flagged as the Frenchman's Reef Marriott Resort & Spa.

The new Noni Beach, a St. Thomas Resort will be part of Marriott's Autograph Collection. It will have 94 guestrooms, a beachfront infinity-edge pool with swim-up bar, and a 3,000-square-foot ballroom. Noni Beach will be the first Autograph Collection hotel in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

A rendering of the lobby bar at Noni, an Autograph Collection resort adjacent to the Frenchman's Reef Marriott.
A rendering of the lobby bar at Noni, an Autograph Collection resort adjacent to the Frenchman's Reef Marriott.

The revamped Frenchman's Reef Marriott Resort & Spa will comprise 384 guestrooms, a luxury wellness spa, 85,000 square feet of event space and three resort pools, including an infinity-edge pool with swim-up bar.

Both properties will have multiple dining venues, including new restaurants from chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval.

Combined, the two resorts represent an investment of more than $200 million for owner DiamondRock Hospitality Co.

Earlier this year, DiamondRock announced that it had tapped Aimbridge Hospitality to operate Frenchman's Reef. Prior to the closure, Marriott had operated the resort. Aimbridge also will operate Noni Beach.

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