Fiesta Resort Guam will accelerate its refurbishment plans and rebrand as Crowne Plaza Resort Guam by May 2021.
The fully refreshed and rebranded Crowne Plaza Resort Guam will reopen with 322 fully renovated rooms, a Club Lounge, fully refurbished public areas, and a refreshed focus on its garden, with two new swimming pools as the main feature.
And, as the world adjusts to new travel norms and expectations, Crowne Plaza Resort Guam will enhance the experience for its hotel guests by redefining cleanliness and supporting guests’ personal wellbeing throughout their stay. Underpinned by the IHG Clean Promise, Crowne Plaza Resort Guam will be committed to high levels of cleanliness, which means clean, well-maintained, clutter-free rooms that meet its high standards.
“While we are naturally disappointed that the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak has meant that we’ve had to temporarily close Fiesta Resort Guam to guests for a while, we have decided to take the opportunity to bring our renovation project forward,” said Thomas Mayrhofer, general manager at Fiesta Resort Guam. “This will mean we will be able to complete the refurbishment without needing to disrupt guests, colleagues or our community. We are delighted that Asia Pacific Hotels Inc. put their trust in IHG to manage this hotel and rebrand it as a Crowne Plaza, and we look forward to growing the resort’s footprint with our world-class Crowne Plaza brand in 2021.”
IHG, or InterContinental Hotels Group, announced its entry into Micronesia in October 2019, and now manages Fiesta Resort Guam and Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan, following the signing of management agreements with Asia Pacific Hotels Inc., which owns both hotels. Both resorts will undergo refurbishments and re-flag under IHG’s Crowne Plaza brand.
“When we signed the agreement with IHG in October no one could have foreseen that we would soon be dealing with a global pandemic but, together, we are moving quickly and making the most of the situation by expediting our exciting renovation plans,” said Jennifer Tan Su, EVP of Asia Pacific Hotels Inc. “Guam is a much-loved destination, and we know that travellers will be back in force as soon as they can, and we know that a world-renowned brand like Crowne Plaza will help attract those travellers from around the world and deliver an amazing hospitality experience.
“I’d like to thank the local community for its years of support, and I can assure everyone that we that we look forward to welcoming them back in 2021,” she added.
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 last year.
Crowne Plaza Resort Guam will join the brand in its most exciting era of transformation, as Crowne Plaza rolls-out its global flagship strategy. The first six flagship hotels have started to open across Europe, the United States, and China, illustrating the new hallmark design innovation and brand standards across technology, public spaces (the “Plaza Workspace”), guest rooms, food & 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 86 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 44 in the pipeline, including Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. (PR)