Symes-Zee Villa in Biyack, near Laudat in the Roseau Valley, has been rendered inoperative by damage from Tropical Storm Erika on August 27, 2015.
According to a press release issued on Tuesday, multiple landslides triggered by the storm have eliminated road access and isolated the villa, making it impossible to do any business there.
A landslide on the property has uprooted the southern landscaped lawn with a newly-built aquarium pool and flattened a 25 foot high retaining wall built after smaller landslides in 2013-14.
To compound these damages, the villa’s water supply system and solar-powered water heating system have both been badly damaged.
Thankfully, no guests were at the villa when the storm struck, but the hotel has lost considerable revenue from cancelled bookings for the rest of 2015 beginning from the weekend of August 28-30.
Staff, contractors and suppliers of the villa are on standby pending new developments based on the activation of relief and recovery initiatives by local and international agencies.