The Northern Marianas government has entered into a lease agreement with Hong Kong-based Honest Profit International Ltd., which plans to build a 130 million US dollar, 300-room hotel.
Under the deal, the CNMI Department of Public Lands will lease 4 hectares of land in San Antonio to the company for 25 years.
The company says it will build a 5-star hotel and expects to go beyond the minimum 200-room requirement expected by the department.
The hotel construction and other improvements should be done by the end of 2018.
The development comes at a time when Saipan needs additional guest rooms to accommodate a growing number of tourists.