Caravelle Hotel & Casino, the 43-room boutique waterfront hotel in the historic town of Christiansted, St. Croix, has announced that the hotel will close for six months for remodeling and renovations. The hotel closed on May 6 and is anticipated to reopen in early October 2019. During the closure, all team members will reportedly remain employed. The casino, award-winning RumRunners Restaurant & Bar, Big Beards, SCUBA, and Caravelle Market will remain open during the renovation.

"In February 2016, we unveiled a completely renovated Caravelle Hotel and the response from the community was tremendous. In 2017 two uninvited visitors, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, stormed through the US Virgin Islands causing quite a bit of damage to our hotel," said Andrew Dubuque of Caravelle Hotel & Casino. "We were fortunate to remain open and accommodate relief workers while the island mended. Now that most of the island has recovered, we will dive deep into hotel renovations and bring back Caravelle Hotel to its pristine condition."

The renovations, to be managed by J. Benton Construction, will include repairs to damages caused by the storms, replacement of all windows and improvements to guest amenities. Guest rooms will have new decor, mattresses, linens and TVs. While renovations are in progress, team members will participate in training and education programs and support the sister hotel, Company House Hotel.