months of refurbishment, the Pacific Star Hotel has been officially
renamed the Guam Marriott Resort. Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:
MAR) was named to manage the hotel in February 2000. The hotel, which
opened in 1987, is Marriott’s first property in Guam.
Owned by Republic of Nauru Guam, Inc., whose primary shareholder is the
Nauru Phosphate Royalties Trust, the resort is located on a beachfront
site on Tumon Bay on Guam. Guam International Airport is located about
three miles from the resort and is served by a number of international
The Guam Marriott Resort has introductory rates of US $150 a night,
including a full breakfast buffet, until July 19, 2001.
All 436 rooms at the Guam Marriott Resort have ocean views. They feature
amenities such as private balconies, individually controlled
air-conditioning, voice mail, complimentary coffee and bottled water,
refrigerators, hair dryers, color televisions, basic cable, in-room pay
movies, irons and ironing boards, large desks and smoke detectors. The
resort also offers a marine center with water sports, outdoor swimming
pool, children’s pool, tennis courts, fitness center, 24-hour room
service, complimentary airport transfers, beauty salon, business center,
concierge desk, game room, laundry and valet service, underground and
valet parking, and tour information desk.
For dining and entertainment, the Guam Marriott Resort has three
restaurants – the Manhattan Steakhouse, serving top-grade steaks and
seafood; the Marriott Café serving three meals a day with an emphasis on
Asian cuisine; and The View, open 24 hours a day and serving pizza, deli
sandwiches, desserts, cocktails and snacks. In addition, the resort has
two bars – 898 Cigar Lounge and the Pool Bar.
The resort can accommodate large and small meetings. It has seven
meeting rooms with a total of 8,594 square feet. Capable of
accommodating 600 people for receptions and 500 for banquets, the
pillarless ballroom is 5,515 square feet and is divisible into three
sections. There are four additional meeting rooms. All have extensive
audio-visual equipment, including spotlights and an electronic
“Marriott is proud to bring its unique brand of service and hospitality
to the Guam Marriott Resort,” said Siamak Djalai, general manager. “We
are excited to set a benchmark in quality and customer service.”
The Guam Marriott Resort will add to Marriott International’s growing
portfolio of hotels in Asia Pacific, which includes over 60 properties.
Marriott is currently represented in the Pacific by six hotels on the
- 387-room JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina on Oahu
- 1,304-room Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort
- 720-room Maui Marriott Resort
- 345-room Kauai Marriott Resort
- 782-room Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki, on Oahu
- 357-room Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort
The Guam Marriott Resort, along with over 1,800 Marriott-affiliated
hotels worldwide, participates in Marriott Rewardsâ, the guest reward
program that allows members to earn their choice of points or airline
miles for dollars spent during each stay.