Wyndham, Sugar Bay Resort parting ways


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ST. THOMAS - The Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa is dropping its affiliation with the Wyndham brand next week.

"Wyndham and the owner have agreed that the Sugar Bay property will no longer be branded as a Wyndham resort after July 7," Evy Apostolatos, director of public relations for Wyndham Hotel Group, said in a written statement Friday.

The terms of the agreement are confidential, Apostolatos said and provided no additional information.

The St. Thomas property has been managed by Wyndham since 1994.

Excluding Sugar Bay, six Caribbean hotels are under the Wyndham flag, including properties in Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and the Bahamas.

Sugar Bay originally was developed by Kirsch American Inns Inc., which developed what is now Marriott's Frenchman's Reef Beach Resort as well.

Sugar Bay was sold in 1994, and after hurricane Marilyn badly damaged the property in 1995 it was sold again to The Moinan Group. The hotel reopened in 1996 after extensive renovations and Wyndam remained as the manager of the property.

- Contact reporter Aldeth Lewin at 774-7882 ext. 311 or email alewin@dailynews.vi.

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