CNMI casino developer revises plans

3:36 pm on 6 May 2016

A Macau-based company that is developing a US$1.2-billion casino resort on Tinian in the Northern Marianas is changing its plans.

Unai Dankulo beach on the east side of Tinian Island

Unai Dankulo beach on the east side of Tinian Island Photo: Kajikawa Yosiaki

Alter City Group initially said it wanted a 6,000-room integrated casino, with theme parks and an "aero-bus" skybridge across the water to Saipan.

But it now said it intended to construct a villa-type hotel facility on Tinian.

The developer says said the villas would use natural materials such as wood and corals to give a simple but modern look.

Alter City said there the hotel would have about 300 villas with at least 1,500 rooms.

It also said the casino, rather than being part of a hotel building, would be free standing, as one of the attractions at the resort.

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