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Digicel to build a hotel in Samoa for US$16 mln

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Next month Digicel Samoa is expected to host a groundbreaking ceremony to kick-start their $40 million tala (US$16 million) hotel development.

The hotel will be located on SIFA land, where the government parked all the cars and buses during the SIDS Conference. This was confirmed by the Chairman of Digicel Samoa, Pepe Fiaailetoa Fruean, reports Samoa Observer.

To be called the Lava Hotel, Pepe told the Samoa Observer they are looking at 55 rooms.

Pepe said Digicel is excited to be able to help grow the Samoan tourism industry by adding 55 more rooms to what is already available.

“I suppose I would like the hotel to speak for itself. It’s a really exciting project,” he said.

“Our main business is obviously communications. We’ve invested so much in our core business as a result the company continues to do well at the end of the year.

“The government through its hotel development plans had this opportunity for businesses to invest in infrastructure and we saw the opportunity.”