Intercontinental Hotels Group has signed a long-term agreement with Asia Pacific Hotels Inc. to take on management this month of Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan, in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.
The 416-room hotel will rebrand as Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan in 2022 following a refurbishment, before adding a 116-room extension by 2025. Alongside IHG’s October announcement that it has taken on management of the 318-room Fiesta Resort Guam, a hotel that will rebrand as a Crowne Plaza in 2021, the combined 850 room count makes the biggest ever conversion signing for IHG’s Australasia, Japan, and Pacific Islands region.
Fiesta Resort Saipan features six dining outlets and a club lounge, and also offers four meeting rooms, a 300-person ballroom, a gym, multiple swimming pools, retail area, and beach frontage.Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan will join the brand in an era of transformation, as Crowne Plaza rolls-out its global flagship strategy. The first six flagship hotels have started to open across Europe, the U.S. and China, illustrating the new hallmark design innovation and brand standards across technology, public spaces (the Plaza Workspace), guestrooms, food and beverage, and more. The new design is inspired by the continued guest demand for flexible spaces, offering seamless transition between business and downtime for the modern traveler.
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 locations.
Photo: Courtesy of Fiesta Resort Saipan