Hotel Equities to manage Hampton hotel in St. Thomas

Hotel Equities is the new management partner for the Hampton by Hilton hotel in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The property is the first new hotel development in the U.S. Virgin Islands in more than 30 years. The project, developed by Shaun Miller of Haven Development, also marks the first Hilton-focused service hotel in the area. The new hotel is the inaugural property under Hotel Equities' Trust Hospitality division, marking the company’s debut in the Caribbean and Latin American markets. 

Adjacent to the West Indian marina and overlooking downtown Charlotte Amalie, the 126-guestroom Hampton by Hilton St. Thomas will have Danish colonial architecture to blend in with Charlotte Amalie, the capital and largest city in the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

"This partnership with Hotel Equities represents a significant milestone for our project," Shaun Miller, founder and owner of Haven Development, said in a statement. "Together, we are not only opening the first Hampton by Hilton hotel in the market but also contributing to the revitalization of tourism in St. Thomas. Our commitment to enhancing the visitor experience extends beyond hospitality, as evidenced by our investment in infrastructure, including a dedicated power plant and a private FBO airport."  

“Hampton by Hilton is a guest favorite that consistently raises the bar and sets the standard for its category in every country and territory where it debuts and we are excited to bring the Hampton by Hilton brand to the region alongside Haven Development and Hotel Equities,” said Pablo Maturana, vice president of development, Hilton, Caribbean and Latin America. “We are proud to serve quality-driven and value-conscious travelers at more than 3,000 properties in 40 countries and territories around the globe and to be the No. 1 ranked lodging franchise for the past 15 years.” 

Scheduled to open in Q1 of 2025, the Hampton by Hilton St. Thomas will have an indoor/outdoor bar and a restaurant serving tapas-style small plate offerings. 

"This marks an exciting start in the CALA region through our partnership with Trust Hospitality and we could not be more aligned in vision," said Joe Reardon, chief development officer of HE. "Our collaboration with Haven Development to manage this new Hampton by Hilton hotel exemplifies our dedication to expanding in new markets with our Trust Hospitality division to meet the needs of hotel owners and sets the stage for further growth and success."