The Kensington Hotel celebrated its first anniversary last Saturday with the official unveiling of a newly built infinity pool.
The pool was built on the fourth floor of the hotel and stretched to overlook the ocean—features that have not been done on the island before.
Matthew Park, CEO of the Saipan business chain of the E-Land Group, which owns Kensington, said he was amazed that it has already been a year since opening the hotel and in disbelief at how fast time flies.
According to Park, the hotel has only solidified its presence since it first opened and its first anniversary showcased just that.
E-Land also owns the Coral Ocean Point Resort and Spa and Pacific Islands Club Saipan.
Kensington’s first year last Saturday was marked with an elegant celebration that included the unveiling of the infinity pool, bringing in guest performers, and an extended fireworks show that was the highlight of the evening.
The Korean non-verbal comedic group called “Nanta” entertained guests by incorporating the traditional Samul Nori rhythm into its performance.
The fireworks show itself lasted over seven minutes and was the most awaited part of the evening.
Marianas Visitors Authority managing director Chris Concepcion believes that Kensington Hotel will only continue to grow and has the potential to attract more tourists to the CNMI.
Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang, who led the guests in a toast, congratulated Kensington for putting Saipan front and center as a tourist destination and its staff for their quality service.