IHG has signed a long-term agreement with Asia
Pacific Hotels Inc. to take over the management of Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan, in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, from May
2020 - subject to accessibility restrictions due to COVID19.
Saipan, a 20-minute flight from Guam, is the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands and
is part of the Commonwealth of the United States.
The 416-room hotel will rebrand as the Crowne
Plaza Resort Saipan in 2022 following a refurbishment, before adding a 116-room extension by 2025.
Resort Saipan currently features six dining outlets, a club lounge,
four meeting rooms, a 300-person ballroom, a gym, multiple
swimming pools, retail area and has 500-metre
Abhijay Sandilya, IHG’s Vice President
Development, Australasia, Japan & Pacific, said, “We are honoured
to build on our relationship with Asia Pacific Hotels Inc as they
put their trust in IHG to take on a another of their great hotels,
Fiesta Resort Saipan, and rebrand it as a Crowne Plaza. Saipan,
and Micronesia more broadly, is a favourite destination for
travellers from around the world, and from Korea, China and Japan
in particular, and we will draw on IHG’s deep expertise in
catering to guests from these markets. We look forward to growing
the resort’s footprint with our world-class Crowne Plaza brand.”
IHG has extensive experience in operating hotels and resorts
that cater to Japanese, Korean and Chinese guests, with more than
400 hotels across China and Korea, and 32 hotels in Japan,
including InterContinental resorts in Okinawa and the spectacular
ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort and Spa, which opened in August
IHG currently has 85 hotels operating under six brands in
Australasia, Japan and the Pacific Islands, including:
InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, voco, Hotel
Indigo and Holiday Inn Express, with another 42 in the pipeline,
including Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.