Simpson Bay Resort receives Premier Award from Interval

PELICAN–The recently renovated Simpson Bay Resort and Marina received the Interval International’s 2017 Premier Resort Award in recognition of the recently completed multi-million dollar, five-year renovation and revitalisation project.

David Gilbert, President of Shared Ownership Membership and Exchange Company Interval, said the total renovation of 121 rooms of the Resort and the upgrade of the waterfront promenade has created an exceptional property. “This is the most beautiful waterfront promenade on St. Maarten and I believe it will pay dividends for many years to come,” said Gilbert.

The promenade includes new shops and the country’s newest restaurant of Mexican cuisine La Patrona. The restaurant officially opened on Wednesday night coinciding with the celebration of the completion of the renovation of the property and presentation by Interval.

Sutton and spouse Julieta were honoured by the recognition. They expressed their commitment to the country, their employees and guests.

St. Maarten remains “in high demand” by Interval timeshare members. “This makes St. Maarten extremely important” to Interval, Gilbert said.

He also emphasized the cooperation of Government in maintaining St. Maarten’s competitive edge. Prime Minister William Marlin received an appreciation plaque from Gilbert for Government’s work for his participation in the 18th International Shared Ownership Investment Conference held in Florida in October 2016.

Marlin said timeshare has “evolved” over the years and the industry continues to be “a strong product.” For the country, that product has generated economic output and jobs, he said.

Sutton was congratulated by Marlin on the upgrade of the Resort. Guests will now have a “wow, wow, wow experience.”

Resort General Manager Marcel Javois said Resort guests will experience accommodations that “are second to none” after the US $35 million renovation. He commended Resort owner Richard Sutton for giving the property a needed facelift.

Source: The Daily Herald