Caneel Bay on St. John, U.S.V.I., will reopen this fall as an independent resort. Previously managed by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts since 1993, the property will continue to be owned and operated by CBI Acquisitions under its new name, Caneel Bay Resort, and will open for the new season on November 1.
Under the new management, Nikolay Hotze will continue to lead the property as managing director and will retain the current on-site staff as well as maintain the sales and marketing team in New York City.
CBI Acquisitions, which has owned the property since 2003, said it is committed to the long-term preservation and development of the resort. New dining outlets will open this season, including ZoZo’s Ristorante, led by local restaurateur John Ferrigno, and Cannella Gelateria and Coffee Shop offering gelato inspired by local flavors, paninis and coffee. These culinary changes join the recent addition of the Sushi Bar, adjacent to the Caneel Beach Bar & Grill.
Moving forward, a capital investment plan will begin in 2014, with completion in phases over the next two to three years.