LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diamond Resorts International®, a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, has begun assessing the full impact Hurricane Irma had on the company’s two resorts in St. Maarten and across its Florida resorts. Though professional damage assessments have yet to be completed, all members, owners and guests were immediately accounted for after the storm in both areas, and the company continues to reach out to all affected team members and their families.
Hurricane Irma made direct landfall in St. Maarten on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, as a powerful Category 5 hurricane, causing widespread damage to the island. Both of Diamond Resorts’ properties in St. Maarten, the Royal Palm Beach and Flamingo Beach resorts, suffered damage to be expected of such a strong storm. A full professional assessment will be completed once the island’s airport resumes operations. As a precaution, Diamond Resorts has canceled all reservations at the resorts through November.
Since the storm, Diamond Resorts team members have been working closely with the military and government authorities to ensure all guests are safely evacuated off the island. The safety of all guests has remained a top priority, along with following all government mandated curfews and orders.
Diamond Resorts expertly prepared for the storm well in advance at both locations. In Florida, initial assessments revealed that most of the Orlando-area resorts suffered minor damage. The Crescent Resort on South Beach and the Charter Club Resort of Naples Bay suffered minimal damage, and although there was some water intrusion and wind damage to Daytona Beach Regency and The Cove on Ormond Beach, the full extent is not yet known. Professional assessments are expected to be completed in the coming days.
Diamond Resorts continues to reach out to all of its affected team members and is working to fully understand the impact Irma had on its properties. For more information about Diamond Resorts, visit DiamondResorts.com.
Diamond Resorts International® (Diamond Resorts) is a worldwide leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries with a network of more than 400 vacation destinations located in 35 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa.
Diamond Resorts offers its members the opportunity to create priceless memories through innovative vacation choices including once-in-a-lifetime excursions to world-renowned landmarks, unforgettable guided tours to dream destinations, and access to exclusive VIP concert experiences, high-energy sporting events and exciting shows. With high-quality resorts in desirable destinations, we provide the kind of vacation experiences that help our members, owners and guests reconnect with loved ones, collect a lifetime of meaningful memories and keep that Stay Vacationed® feeling all year long.