Nostalgic Feels: Our best Hyatt memories


Hyatt Regency Saipan is celebrating its 41st year of providing quality hotel experience for all of their guests. As they enter a new phase of 40 more glorious years in the CNMI, here are a few moments that the Hyatt patrons have shared, that are sure to bring some nostalgic feels in everyone.

There are many wonderful memories for me at The Hyatt. From family photos, brunches and countless celebrations. But one stands out for me the most and it was my late grandmother’s 70th birthday celebration. The staff and management executed it perfectly, which made the night a wonderful memory that I will never forget. Other memories was when Gilligan’s was a dance club where the Sandcastle (not sure of that is the name) is now and they used to host many concerts and comedy shows. And lastly back in the ’90s, my late Dad always took us to the Teppanyaki restaurant at the Hyatt and the great service and food can never be forgotten. Thank you, Hyatt, and I will make more memories with my children at your wonderful hotel.
Sen. Vinnie Sablan

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“My best Hyatt memories definitely took place at the beach side. The view, cozy accommodations, and the nearby bar made my swimming experience one for the books!”
KSPN host Sally Limes

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“My fondest Hyatt memories include beach sunsets at Skippers, hanging out with my mom all day at the spa and pool to help her maximize her club passes before they expired, and visiting with the Hyatt’s resident reef herons in the garden with my godchildren.”
Rep. Tina Sablan

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“There are so many precious memories my family and I have shared at the Hyatt. From attending the Red Cross Club 200, Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, weddings, and birthdays—Hyatt has made those memories beautiful because of the excellent staff and management making sure all our guest needs are met. I know our 6-year old daughter, Alexandra, always looks forward to feeding the fish from the Japanese gardens with some Hyatt freshly baked bread.”
Beth Demapan, Gil Birnbrich, and Alexandra Birnbrich

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“Hyatt is where I proposed to the first lady, Diann Mendiola Tudela, on Dec. 4, 2014. The Boise State alumni hosted former secretary of Interior Dirk Kempthorne during his visit at the seaside. [We] also hosted Sen. [Lisa] Murkowski and the delegation, as well as Chairman Ryan Bishop.”
Gov. Ralph DLG Torres

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“Oh boy…so many memories. Perhaps one of my greatest memories is having a romantic dinner with Daisy at the Oceana House (now Giovanni’s) and then proposing to her at a Polynesian dinner show onstage afterwards at Gilligan’s. Thank God she said yes, as there was a crowd of over 100 people in the audience. We celebrate our anniversary dinner every year at Hyatt, but with four kids joining us.”
Rep. Edwin Propst

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Maya Angelou once said, “People will forget what you said. They will forget what you did. But they will never forget how you made them feel.”

The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library humbly thanks the Hyatt Regency Saipan for sharing 41 years of exemplary hospitality service to our CNMI community! We value the hard work and commitment your organization does in giving back to our community, especially our public libraries! You help pay it forward when you provided funding for our Video Tele-Conference Center, which has been used as a community meeting space—and continuously generating funds for our programs. You continue to sponsor our Summer Reading Program annually, which helps reach thousands of underserved families on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota every year with much needed books, activities, and supplies to keep our communities learning. You sponsor our Friends of the JKPL Golf Tournament Fundraiser which helps generate funds for year-long programming needs. You have reached so many families in so many ways behind the scenes. Happy 41st anniversary Hyatt Regency Saipan! Thank you and si yuús maáse!
Joeten-Kiyu Public Library family

Iva Maurin | Correspondent
Iva Maurin is a communications specialist with environment and community outreach experience in the Philippines and in California. She has a background in graphic arts and is the Saipan Tribune’s community and environment reporter. Contact her at

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