15 May 2024

CNMI's Saipan to lose a key tourist hotel

From , 6:01 am on 15 May 2024
Hyatt Regency hotel in Saipan will shut its doors for good

The slump in the Japanese tourism market is seen as the key reason for one of the two main hotels on the Northern Mariana's island of Saipan shutting its doors. Photo: Supplied

The Hyatt Regency, which has operated on the island for 43 years, will close next month, 

The Governor, Arnold Palacios, called the closure disappointing and saddening.

RNZ Pacific correspondent in Saipan, Mark Rabago, spoke to Don Wiseman about the sudden closure.