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MAJOR ACQUISITIONS! Destiny Complete For Caravelle Hotel As It Purchases Two Other C’sted Hotels To Fulfill Casino License Rooms Requirement

CHRISTIANSTED — The owners of Caravelle Hotels & Casino said today that it acquired the 44-room King Christian Hotel and the 36-room Company House Hotel.

Each of the two hotels are located in this historic waterfront town of St. Croix.

“The company’s purchase of The King Christian and Company House Hotel exemplifies our commitment to the revitalization of this historic town and the island,” said Lance Griffith Vice President of VIGL Operations, LLC, “The addition of the two hotels exceeds our obligations under the Class IV casino law and enhances our portfolio of offerings to visitors to the destination.”

In 2016, VIGL Operations, LLC was granted a casino license for the 44-room Caravelle Hotel with the requirement of having a total of 75 rooms. By acquiring The King Christian and Company House Hotel, VIGL Operations, LLC now offers 124 rooms. All three hotels are open and accepting guests. All three hotels will continue to undergo extensive renovations into 2018 and beyond.

In 2015, CRG Holdings, LLC acquired the 44-room Caravelle Hotel, located on the waterfront of Christiansted at 44A Queen Cross Street.

CRG Holdings, LLC partnered with VIGL Operations, LLC to manage and operate the addition of a casino to the hotel. The hotel started $2.5 million in renovations in September 2015 and re-opened in February 2016. To repair damage caused by Hurricane Maria, the hotel will undergo further renovations from May 2018 until September 2018.

On November 30, 2017, VIGL Operations, LLC acquired the King Christian Hotel, located at 59 King’s Wharf, Christiansted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The 44-room hotel overlooks the Caribbean Sea and historic sites including the Scale House, Fort Christiansvaern and the Customs House.

Also on November 30, 2017, VIGL Operations, LLC acquired the Company House Hotel located at 2 Company Street in Christiansted, St. Croix. The 36-room hotel is steps from the Steeple Museum, Fort Christiansvaern, and the park.

All three hotels, Caravelle Hotel & Casino, Company House Hotel and King Christian, are walking distance from shops, restaurants, galleries, historic landmarks, as well as adventures including fishing, diving and sailing charters which depart from the boardwalk that both Caravelle Hotel and King Christian overlook.

About VIGL Operations, LLC

VIGL Operations, LLC is a privately held Casino management company that currently operates the casino at the Caravelle Hotel and Casino in downtown Christiansted. The company has also received a 20-year franchise agreement from the Government of the Virgin Islands to renovate and operate both the Clinton E. Phipps horse racetrack on St. Thomas and the Randall “Doc” James racetrack on St. Croix.

About Caravelle Hotel & Casino

Caravelle Hotel & Casino, located in historic Christiansted, is an easy-access Caribbean destination for U.S. citizens. Following a $2.5 million renovation in 2016, the waterfront hotel’s fresh new look incorporates natural stone flooring, bright open spaces and an on-site casino.

The 44-room European-style waterfront hotel blends Old World elegance with 21st-century service and amenities including complimentary WiFi, an outdoor swimming pool, sun decks and an award-winning restaurant.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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