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Adios Fiesta Resort, hello Crowne Plaza | Business section

The Fiesta Resort & Spa logo has been removed from its main building and will soon be replaced by the hotel’s new name, Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan, which will open next year.

Located in Garapan, the hotel was originally known as Dai-Ichi and was renamed Fiesta Resort & Spa in 2005 by its new owner, Asia Pacific Hotels, a subsidiary of Tan Holdings Corp.

in May 2020, Tan Holdings, in partnership with InterContinental Hotel Group, signed a new 40-year lease agreement with the Department of Public Lands for the 416-room hotel to be renamed in 2022 as Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan .

“It’s quite an exciting time and an era of change,” said Crowne Plaza Hotel Saipan general manager Robert Coates, who was at the site on Wednesday to oversee work being carried out by local contractors.

“Today is the dismantling of the ‘Fiesta’ logo, so we will become the Crown Plaza Hotel in March next year,” he said. The Crowne Plaza logo will soon be displayed at the hotel, he added.

Matthew Murphy, Superintendent of Contractor, Murphy Enterprises Inc. LLC, said they also removed old logos from Fiesta Resort in Tumon, Guam.

Part of their job is to repaint the entire exterior of former Fiesta hotels, he added.

“We’re going to plaster it all over and repaint it with three color tones to make it look really nice, and then we’ll install the Crowne Plaza Resort sign,” he said.

Removing the “Fiesta” logo, Murphy said “we wanted to do it right and do it safe”.