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Mustang Island resort announces reopening after Hurricane Harvey

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Mustang Island’s largest resort hotel announced plans today to re-open its doors following Hurricane Harvey.

The Port Royal Ocean Resort and Conference Center, a flagship destination between Corpus Christi and Port Aransas, will begin hosting limited guests on April 1, with the official grand re-opening scheduled for early June 2018.

“The fact that we are able to confidently and publicly announce our plans to re-open so quickly after we incurred significant damage from Hurricane Harvey is a true testament to our Board’s planning; the hard work and tireless dedication of our team; and the incredible support from our partners,” said Kendra Kinnison, general manager of Port Royal Ocean Resort.

As a result of the storm, the resort sustained extensive damage to roofs, elevators, HVAC systems, the pool area, and many exterior walls.

 “Having a solid plan in place to respond to emergency situations, like a hurricane or tropical storm, allowed us to quickly and appropriately launch into triage mode and best allocate our resources in a thoughtful manner,” Kinnison said. “Because of this foresight, Port Royal was able to protect against the worst-case scenario.”

Since the storm, the Port Royal team has logged more than 2,000 hours of community service, clearing debris and assisting with cleanup efforts in Port Aransas.

 “The idea is to re-open next year even better than before, to recommit ourselves to our mission of providing an excellent performance so that guests create memories to last a lifetime,” says Stephan Noack, Assistant General Manager.

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