by Christina Jelski, Travel Weekly | July 26, 2019
When the Frenchman's Reef Resort on St. Thomas reopens in 2020, Marriott won't be the resort operator. Property owner DiamondRock Hospitality Co. has tapped Aimbridge Hospitality to manage the resort.

A DiamondRock spokesperson said a decision on the hotel's branding has not been finalized.

Frenchman's Reef has been shuttered since Hurricane Irma hit the island in 2017. Prior to its closure, the resort was called the Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. Marriott has a long history with the resort, which opened in 1973. Marriott at one time owned the property.

Frenchman's Reef is currently undergoing a $200 million rebuilding project. Following completion, the property will feature infinity-edge pools, restaurant concepts by chef Richard Sandoval and enhanced wind resiliency.