The Marketplace introduces short-expression rentals with third-ground Marketplace Suites | Island Life

Vacationers and company travelers alike now have a new accommodation alternative in Cruz Bay many thanks to the introduction of Market Suites, 12 hotel area-design and style units on the third flooring of The Market.

The plan to transform portion of the procuring complex’s 3rd ground was born partly out of a need to house company professionals who travel to St. John to do the job on tasks at The Market. Over the many years the 3rd floor has housed various businesses which includes the V.I. Drinking water and Energy Authority, a hair salon, conditioning center, and the College of the Virgin Islands.

“As business enterprise entrepreneurs, we had been enduring the dilemma of getting equipped to obtain housing for some of the experienced providers people we had coming to the island to do unique deal perform, like another person coming to get the job done on the point of sale procedure at Starfish Industry, for example,” claimed Tracy Lussier, VP of Organization and Administration for Mugar Enterprises Inc., which owns The Marketplace and Starfish Marketplace.

“We thought we’d seem at producing a different form of products to provide the experienced services visitor, which mimics what The Market is to the island—a experienced services centre.”

Preparing for the renovations, which includes transferring some 3rd-floor organizations down to the second floor, began in 2016. The Marketplace Suites began a comfortable opening a several months in the past, mentioned Lussier.

The 12 suites consist of studios, a single-bedroom, and two-bedroom models. Two of the units can be adjoined for larger parties, and one particular unit is absolutely ADA compliant total with a roll-in shower.

Just about every suite characteristics a kitchenette with two-burner stove, comprehensive measurement fridge, and microwave, and a generator powers the models in the party of a electric power outage.

“We assumed this appear would be fantastic for the business traveler. This is not a vacation resort the place you’re searching out more than a gorgeous pool and owning drinks on the deck. It’s extremely practical.”

In addition to housing business vacationers, Market Suites has also hosted vacationers.

“Right now we’re on Airbnb, VRBO, Expedia, and VacationVI.com, and we’re hoping to launch our own web-site in the following couple of months to assist set up our existence,” she explained.

The staff at Mugar Enterprises Inc. hopes getting friends remain on-web page will assistance travel business for other Marketplace tenants like Sam & Jack’s Deli on the third ground or Papaya Cafe & Bookstore on the to start with ground, Lussier additional.