9 Apr 2015

South Korean group leads CNMI hotel refurb

9:12 am on 9 April 2015

In the Northern Marianas, South Korean investors have embarked on a multi-million dollar renovation of the former Palms Resort Saipan and have renamed it Kensington Saipan Hotel.

Wing Beach in Saipan, the Northern Marianas.

Wing Beach in Saipan, the Northern Marianas. Photo: RNZI / Mark Rabago

E-Land Group expects the renovation will last six months and are planning an October or November opening of the 313-room hotel in the north of the island.

E-Land expects the 20 to 30-million dollar renovation to add much-needed hotel rooms to the CNMI's rebounding tourism industry and create hundreds of job opportunities for Saipan residents.