Marriott International sold the Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands for $64 million, according to real estate brokerage CBRE.
The new owner is Ashford Hospitality Prime, also known as Ashford Prime, is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in luxury hotels. The resort will continue to operate under the Ritz-Carlton brand under a long-term management agreement.
A unit of CBRE called CBRE Hotels arranged the sale of the Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, a 180-room property at a 30-acre oceanfront location.
U.S. News and World Report this year named the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas one of the best hotels in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The resort hotel was built in 1992 and has operated as a Ritz-Carlton property since 1996. A renovation of the property costing $22.2 million was completed in January 2014.
Recreational amenities include a beachfront infinity-edge swimming pool and Jacuzzi, a kiddie pool with two fountains, two additional swimming pools and Jacuzzis, a 2,000-square-foot fitness center, and two tennis courts with a synthetic grass surface.
CBRE Hotels’ Christian Charre, Paul Weimer and Natalie Castillo marketed the property on behalf of Marriott International.