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St. Maarten and St. Martin Tourism: What is open, what is closed?

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The recovery effort continues in the Franco-Dutch island.  Updates from St. Maarten / St. Martin hotels are as follows:

  • Beach Plaza: Badly damaged
  • Belair Beach Hotel: Sustained damage and it will take time to repair. Phone service and internet down.   .
  • Esmeralda Resort: Hotel 70 per cent destroyed.
  • Hotel Mercure : Damaged
  • La Playa Orient Bay: Severely damaged. The hotel was undergoing a renovation project prior to Irma and due to the impact of the storm the reopening of the hotel is postponed until further notice.
  • La Samanna – assessing damage but will remain closed for the remainder of the year.
  • La Vista Hotel: The Beach building is relatively in decent shape. The roof tiles came off but the roof itself in still there. Some water damage and missing doors and windows.
  • Oyster Bay Beach Resort: Significant damage.
  • Princess Heights: Minor damage.
  • Riu Palace St. Martin: Infrastructures severely affected.
  • Summit Resort Hotel: Due to extensive damage, the Summit Resort will remain closed.
  • Westin Dawn Beach: Suffered significant damage. As of 11 September, Marriott International has advised the resort is closed until further notice.
  • Sonesta: All guests who were in-house during the hurricane have now been evacuated. Resort damage is severe. All further reservations from now through the end of 2017 have been cancelled.

Both the French and Dutch governments have sent people to the country along with supplies and vital aid.

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
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