Hurricane Irma, Maria Update: Turks and Caicos Properties Reopen, More

NATIONAL REPORT—While Hurricane Irma and Maria left some properties in shambles, others survived, sustaining only minor damage, and are expected to open in the coming weeks. Below are some of the latest updates.

Gansevoort Turks + Caicos to Reopen on Oct. 5
Gansevoort Turks + Caicos will reopen for the upcoming fall and winter season on Oct. 5. After the passing of Hurricane Irma and Maria, the resort didn’t sustain any major damage, and its team has been completing landscaping projects around the property. The Turks and Caicos airport has reopened and many of the island activities and restaurants are expected to resume normal operations by the end of September and early October. Hurricane Maria did not impact the island of Providenciales.

The Hartling Group Resorts in Turks and Caicos to Reopen on Sept. 30
Following minor repairs, cleanup and enhancement projects, The Sands at Grace Bay, The Palms Turks and Caicos and The Shore Club Long Bay Beach are scheduled to reopen on Sept. 30. The properties sustained no major structural damages. The Hartling Group doesn’t expect any disruptions to the guest experience as the properties reopen heading into their premier season.

AMResorts’ Properties Recover From Minimal Damage
AMResorts’ inclement weather policy is in effect for the following: Zoetry Agua Punta Cana; Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa; Now Onyx Punta Cana; and Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa.

These properties experienced minimal damage from Hurricane Maria (all relocated guests have returned to their original resort and full operations have resumed): Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana; Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa; Dreams Dominicus La Romana Resort & Spa; Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa; Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana; Now Garden Punta Cana; Sunscape Puerto Plata Dominica Republic; Sunscape Bavaro Beach; and Sunscape Dominican Beach Punta Cana.

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Provides Second Update on Impact from Hurricane Irma
Located in Coral Gables, FL, the 157-room Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables remained open and operational during Hurricane Irma. It remains open today and didn’t incur any material physical damage; however, the property has incurred some cancellations of business due to storm-related travel disruptions.

The 189-room LaPlaya Beach Resort & Club in Naples, FL, closed on Saturday, Sept. 9, following a mandatory evacuation order and remains closed. The company conducted site assessments and structural reviews of the resort to determine wind and water-related damage from Hurricane Irma. The two hotel buildings located on the beach incurred meaningful water infiltration. The company commenced repair and restoration work at LaPlaya almost immediately following the hurricane, and repair and restoration crews are working to complete the repairs in order to reopen as soon as possible. The cost of the restoration work and lost business as a result of the resort’s closure is expected to exceed the Company’s property insurance deductible. Pebblebrook currently believes the resort will reopen during Q4.

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