IHG Hotels & Resorts has officially opened its first resort in Guam, Crowne Plaza Resort Guam, with a grand opening reception on Tuesday 28 March to celebrate the unveiling of the iconic beachfront hotel. The brand’s debut in Guam ushers in a new era of growth and world-class accommodation in Micronesia following the opening of Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan in November 2022.
The opening reception and ribbon cutting event was attended by more than 200 dignitaries, guests and industry officials, including the Governor of Guam the Honorable Lou Leon Guerrero.
Located in one of the most enviable vantage points on the white sandy beaches of Tumon Bay, Crowne Plaza Resort Guam welcomes guests following an extensive renovation to showcase the brand’s vibrant personality and the stunning natural beauty of Guam. As a hub of rich history and warm island culture, Guam is an ideal getaway with non-stop flights from many major cities in Asia Pacific, while the resort is perfectly positioned within walking distance to Guam’s central shopping, dining and entertainment district, and only 10 minutes drive from Antonia B. Won Pat International Airport.
As part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ premium portfolio, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is one of the world’s largest premium hotel brands, with more than 400 hotels in major cities and resort locations in 65 countries. With a deep understanding of the needs of today’s global traveler, Crowne Plaza is renowned for its Work/Life blend, encouraging guests to move seamlessly between business and leisure with purposeful multi-functional rooms, flexible workspaces, inspired restaurant and dining experiences and energizing social spaces.
Introducing the Crowne Plaza Resort Guam Experience
The beachfront resort is infused with the beauty of surrounding nature and the tropical feel of Guam, offering 321 all-new, comfortably appointed guestrooms, from spacious standard rooms to family-oriented suites. Premium Club Lounge Access rooms are available on the uppermost floor. Guests who stay in the Club Access rooms or suites have exclusive access to the Club Lounge where complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, snacks, and evening cocktails are served daily.
Inspired restaurants and bar concepts sit at the heart of the resort. Crowne Plaza Resort Guam offers creative, exciting, and mouthwatering dining experiences. A team of highly-skilled chefs have designed theatrical and varied menu options, honoring traditional and international cuisines. The main dining room, The Terrace, offers a Mediterranean inspired international buffet. The Infinity Bar, overlooking Tumon Bay and the spectacular sunset, offers island-inspired cocktails, Champagne, and light meals poolside or at the bar. The Lobby Bar offers a relaxing atmosphere with freshly brewed coffee, freshly baked pastries, and the signature afternoon ‘’Royal tea’’. Upcoming plans include the opening of the Cabana Sunset Dinner Show in mid 2023, where guests can enjoy a tabletop BBQ dinner and entertaining magic performances.
The resort offers a wide range of facilities and on-site activities to make each guest’s stay truly unforgettable, including an infinity pool, a family pool, kid’s club and 24-hour fitness center. A wide variety of marine activities can be directly accessed from the resort, such as world-class diving, popular snorkeling, kayaking, a banana boat, jet skiing, dolphin watching, and more.
Additionally, a resort Concierge is available to support all guests’ needs to further enrich the experience, including a wide array of outdoor activities and transportation needs. Designed to unlock Guam’s rich 4,000-year-old heritage, tours and experiences include nearby historic sites such as the true romantic spot, Two Lover’s Point, joining the island’s extended family at the open-air Chamorro Village market where Guam’s culture and traditions perpetuate, or even taking an adventurous hiking tour at the Pagat Cave which offers stunning ocean landscapes, spelunking, swimming, and cliff diving.