28 May 2013

Key Samoa hotel to reopen after post-cyclone repairs

2:26 pm on 28 May 2013

The Samoa Hotel Association says it's expected the Apia Aggie Greys hotel will be back in business from the middle of next year.

Aggie Greys was forced to close for renovations last December when it was damaged by Cyclone Evan.

The Samoa Hotel Association says although hoteliers have been set back by the cyclone they will fully recover and most of the budget and standard accommodation is up and running.

The Association's president, Tuala Oli Ah Him, says the Samoa and New Zealand governments have helped a lot with the rebuilding.

"Without the assistance of both governments, it's really hard for the industry to get back to its feet. Also, we're really happy, because we really need Aggie Greys to come back on board, especially next year we will be hosts for the UN conference, the United Nations small Island country that's going be held in Samoa and it's a bonus to have Aggies to add to a number of rooms that we need."

The president of the Samoa Hotel Association, Tuala Oli Ah Him.