22 Apr 2013

Niue readying for construction of a new hotel

10:55 am on 22 April 2013

The Premier of Niue, Toke Talagi, says his government is finalising negotiations with a Chinese company for the development of a 40 room hotel complex adjacent to the country's golf course.

He says this follows discussions the government has had with a number of Chinese companies and some from other countries about building a hotel, which has been on the Niue wish list for some years.

A second hotel on the island is seen as vital if the key tourism sector is to grow.

While Mr Talagi says it is not yet a done deal his office has asked local businesses to give quotes for the supply of building materials for the project.