The Eastern Caribbean, including the islands of Anguilla and St. Martin were hit by two hurricanes, Irma and Jose, and reports show many areas have been badly damaged.
The resorts of Belmond La Samanna on St Martin and Belmond Cap Juluca on Anguilla are closed for the season and no guests were staying at either property. We have confirmed that none of our employees at Belmond Cap Juluca have been injured and, to our knowledge at this time, our employees at Belmond La Samanna have also avoided injury. We are currently assessing the nature and extent of the damage sustained at our properties and based on our assessment at this time, we do not anticipate that Belmond La Samanna will open until late 2018. Belmond Cap Juluca will be undergoing renovations as previously disclosed and based on our assessment at this time, we do not anticipate that it will open before November 15, 2018. We are continuing to focus on the personal needs of our staff and their families who have been affected by the storms.
While we realise this is disappointing for anyone who was planning a stay at either of these two resorts we appreciate your consideration of the current unexpected circumstances. We do hope to have you as a guest at one of our other properties or at a later date in the Caribbean. Our teams are on hand to assist with alternative arrangements and contact details are listed below for anyone concerned about existing bookings.
Some of the statements above are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For a list of the risk factors that may cause these statements to differ materially than as set out above, please see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
If you have any questions please contact Tracey Fentem, Director of Sales and Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org or 936 588 3933/305-915-3091.
For anyone concerned about future bookings please contact our central reservations offices:
Tel: 0845 077 2222
North America (including Caribbean/Mexico)
Tel: (toll-free): 1 800 237 1236
Tel: 1 843 937 9066