**Princess Heights earned it's reputation as the strongest building on the island! While most hotels on the island suffered serious to catastrophic damage, Princess Heights only suffered minor damage. Below is a statement posted by the management team a few days after the storm:
Dear St. Maarten Family:
Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers on behalf of Princess Heights Management and staff during this difficult situation for our home, St. Maarten. All staff and guest inhouse during the hurricane were kept safe and are ok. The property suffered minor damage. A couple of windows and doors damaged but otherwise mostly landscaping damage. Much of the property has already been cleaned.
As per services, We are rationing supplies as well as electricity from our generator and drinking water until power comes back. We are expecting this not to take much longer as electricity lines are underground.
For the time being, the property has no Internet service so administrative operations are on hold until further notice. Any emails or calls will be replied to as soon as the service is restored.
Once again, thank you all for your support. We will do our best to keep you posted.
The Princess heights Family**
Located in the prestigious residential area of Oyster Pond, Princess Heights is nestled into a bluff overlooking the spectacular crescent shaped Dawn Beach. The views of the teal waters of the Caribbean are magnificent from this vantage point, as are the views of the neighboring island of St. Barths. Room 502 also provides panoramic views of the mountains and rich tropical foliage from any one of the three private balconies, or just open the French doors facing the ocean and let the Caribbean breeze soothe your soul. In less than a 5 minute walk you will find yourself on one of the many beautiful white sand beaches that St. Maarten is famous for. There are many dining options just minutes away, as well as numerous activities such as water sports, spas, yachting, marinas and casinos. Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch side, and Orient beach, which is famous for its fine dining, windsurfing, kite surfing and people watching, are a short 10-minute drive from Princess Heights.
Princess Heights has been operating as a luxury boutique hotel since the completion of construction in 1995. Princess Heights cares for its guests with a commitment to quality and personalized service, creating a comfortable environment in a luxurious setting. Whether you are travelling with the family, or looking for a romantic getaway, Princess Heights offers all of the amenities needed to make you feel comfortable and pampered at the same time.
Room 502 was completely renovated in July 2009. This 1 Bedroom Suite has brand new furnishings in a tropical West Indies theme. It features marble floors throughout, Italian terracotta tiles on the balcony, whirlpool tub, central air conditioning, and a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops. In addition, all the conveniences such as luxury linens, hair dryers, in room safes, and irons are all standard amenities.