Roseau, Dominica (November 17, 2017) – After experiencing devastation in the wake of Hurricane Maria on September 18, 2017, Fort Young Hotel, Dominica’s largest hotel, is planning to reopen January 15, 2018, with 41 of its 72 rooms available for booking. In addition to the 41 rooms, many of the hotel’s core amenities, including its pool, Warner’s Bar and one of its meeting facilities are expected to be operational.

Guests can enjoy many of the hotel’s on-property activities and nearby excursions, including diving, snorkeling, canyoning, fishing and hiking among others.

“We’re committed to accommodating relief workers, rebuilding this iconic hotel and bringing back visitors to this special island,” said Marvlyn James, Fort Young Hotel’s general manager. “Tourists are the seeds that are needed to restore Dominica to its natural grandeur and help it blossom once again.”

The resort-style hotel, located in the capital city of Roseau, is currently open in a limited capacity, and at reduced rates, to support relief efforts and aid workers as the hotel, city and country rebuild. The hotel has restored its power, water and wi-fi.

We’re committed to accommodating relief workers, rebuilding this iconic hotel and bringing back visitors to this special island.

At the time Fort Young Hotel was hit by Hurricane Maria, it was at near capacity with divers from around the world and adventure seekers, as well as corporate guests. The hotel was fully prepared with safety measures and a hurricane disaster plan in place. With an unwavering commitment to the well-being of its staff and guests, the hotel staff met with all guests, advising them about how to best protect themselves during the storm, reassuring them that the core team was on the property to ensure their safety and sharing their execution strategy.

Guests interested in booking a stay at Fort Young Hotel can reserve dates now, with stays beginning this January 15, 2018. Fort Young Hotel is expected to be fully remodeled, operational and reopened to the public in October 2018. Rates starting at $277 USD. To book, call 767-448-5000, email or visit

Built to protect the island, Fort Young Hotel has always commanded an unmatched position. Located in Roseau, Dominica’s capital and only “downtown,” it sits in the main marina with the ferry port and market just a minute’s walk from its entrance. Fort Young Hotel has ideal proximity to Dominica’s vibrant culture, delicious cuisine and exhilarating activities, while also affording guests a luxurious sense of seclusion.


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