2006 will bring the brand new Westin Resort, Spa, and Condos at Dawn Beach on the island of St. Maarten. This will expand Westin’s Caribbean resort market that includes the Bahamas, Grand Cayman, Puerto Rico and St. John.
The property, slated for completion in December 2006, will boast 310 hotel rooms and suites, 100 condominiums, a casino, a full service European-style Hibiscus Spa, restaurants, retail shops, ultra lounge and night club, amongst other amenities. The project is financed by Scotiabank.
The laying of the cornerstone comes some seven months after the developer showed interest in redeveloping the property, which was left in ruins by Hurricane Luis 10 years ago. The St. Maarten flag was hoisted by Leader of Government Sarah Wescott-Williams and a Westin flag by Jung to signal the official naming of the property. via The Daily Herald