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Latest on the Westin?

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Latest on the Westin?

Anyone local or anyone that has been by there in the past few weeks know how the construction is going?

I know their website was accepting reservations as of Dec. 13th. We don't go until April but I was curious on the progress.

I also emailed the Westin to see what they say also.

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11. Re: Latest on the Westin?

I contacted them yesterday and they still claim that they will be fully up and running on the opening day of Dec. 13th. We are booked for Christmas so I sure hope so.

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We'll keep our fingers crossed for you. But I'm afraid you may be spending your holiday in a construction zone! The web cam shows alot to be done by the 13th!

Please let us know how you made out on your return.

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Yeah I'm really nervous and second guessing the decision that we made many months ago!

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I am also going to be there Christmas week. I have called down to the hotel and gotten somewhat vague and confilcting responses to my questions.... but I think that was more of a language issue. I believe only the large (beach side) wing of the hotel will be open and construction will be ongoing at the condos. Beyond that, it's anybody's guess. P.S. -- I'm getting nevrous and thinking about cancelling!

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Have you gotten any response as to whether the pool, casino, spa, etc will be open?

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We cancelled our booking yesterday. We were booked for a week in Christmas/New Years. I have been in touch with the hotel, and their answers were maybe.. also went to a webserch and found many photos of the construction which doesn't look good at all. Don't want to be uncertain about a place. Especially since it will be only for a week when we get there. My advice to you all would be to look for an alternative place and perhaps stay at Westin next year when it will be fully open.

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I will be staying at the Westin as well. They informed me that they will have all amenities available by opening. The ongoing construction on the condos/residence portion of the hotel will continue. However, I don't think it should be too bothersome.

I'll be going much earlier in the next year so I will give a review and try to post pictures.

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18. Re: Latest on the Westin?

Just returned last night from 9 days in SXM. The Westin looks like the place to try a year from now but I would not chance my money on anything in the next 6 months. The place is a mess right now. Noise, dusty, road in is a mess and don't forget they have to train a staff still. It does not even look as if they could open in Jan 07 at this time. There are so many other places to stay, why do you need to be the first? We never stay in our room any way.

Wish you a great trip any way!

We love SXM

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19. Re: Latest on the Westin?

I totally agree with the people who have advised waiting a couple of months to stay at the Westin. I've never seen such a large hotel go up so quickly, especially on St Maarten. I can't believe that it will be a great experience in December or January. Certainly, later in the Spring it will be OK. I think that they really rushed to get it partially open by Christmas. If you really like this part of the island then there is always the Oyster Pond Resort or Princess Heights, which is one of my favorites on the island anyway. It's right above the Westin and you have access to all the same beaches and all the Westin amenities. You just have to walk out the driveway and cross the street to the Westin. I would certainly wait at least a couple of months.

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