by Matt Alderton | March 23, 2018
Last year's devastating hurricane season left hotels and resorts across the Caribbean crippled and closed. Today, one of them reopened: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla, which has completed a months-long restoration and recovery after being shuttered by Hurricane Irma in September.

"We have worked tirelessly and leveraged [our] strategic relationships around the world to reopen as soon as possible," said Roy Shanholz, vice president of hotel asset management for Starwood Capital Group, the resort's owner. "I have been here through every step of this process and welcoming guests back and having our employees back to work has been my goal since day one."

The resort, which held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome employees and guests back to the property, was formerly the Viceroy Anguilla and had only become a Four Seasons in October 2016, less than a year before Irma. It has 181 guest rooms, suites, residences, and villas -- more than 80 percent of which overlook the sea -- as well as four restaurants and lounges, a seaside spa, over half a mile of white-sand beach, a 24-hour fitness center, three heated outdoor pools, a sports pavilion with tennis courts and a climbing wall, and approximately 13,000 square feet of event space.

"Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla enjoyed significant popularity with our guests from around the world during our first year of operation," said Four Seasons President of Hotel Operations in the Americas Vince Parrotta. "Travelers and and residence owners are eager to return and we're happy to welcome them back to the beauty of Anguilla."