Tsubaki Tower on track for April opening

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General Manager Ken Yanagisawa told members of the Rotary Club of Guam Thursday afternoon that staff training will begin March 1 and he is confident they'll open on time.

The luxury Tsubaki Tower hotel is on track for its grand opening on April 25.

General Manager Ken Yanagisawa told members of the Rotary Club of Guam Thursday afternoon that staff training will begin March 1 and he is confident they’ll open on time.

The 27-story luxury hotel will have 340 rooms and a variety of restaurants and lounges, as well as a chapel for weddings on the roof.

Tsubaki is the Japanese word for the camellia flower. In Japan, it is a symbol of passion and perfection.

Yanagisawa said their target market is middle to upper-middle-class visitors.

And they want to provide them with more than just an overnight stay. The goal, he said, is to provide them with a “journey” while they’re on Guam.

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“Our customer, we want to let them go through our product and the service and feel what Guam is all about. And that’s the concept we have. And we call that stay as a ‘journey’ for the customer. And we call that journey as the Tsubaki journey, yes,” Yanagisawa said.

The Tsubaki Tower is the latest addition to the Ken Corporation family of hotels along Tumon Bay.

Yanagisawa said he has worked for Ken Corporation for 20 years and he has lived here on Guam for about 15 years since Ken Corp. acquired the Pacific Islands Club.

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