3 Dec 2009

National Park Service in American Samoa keen to expand

11:16 am on 3 December 2009

The National Park Service in American Samoa wants to set up a multi purpose Visitor Center at the old Rainmaker Hotel property.

A proposal for the visitor center is now being reviewed by the American Samoa Development Corporation.

KHJ News understands that an office for the American Samoa Visitors Bureau is also being recommended at the hotel premises.

Superintendent of the National Park Mike Reynolds says they would like to expand the visitor center to include a large size environmental classroom and a theater to show cultural videos and hold exhibits.

He said the Rainmaker Hotel site will also be closer to the port to make it more accessible to tourists from cruise ships.

A proposal has since been submitted to the Development Bank and the American Samoa Development Corporation which owns the Rainmaker.