Covid hits Tsubaki Tower amid Guam's preparations for tourism reopening


Customers dine in at The Tsubaki Tower's Casa Oceano Sunday. Photo by Mar-Vic Cagurangan.

The Tsubaki Tower, the newest luxury hotel in Tumon, has been stricken with Covid-19 amid the visitor industry’s preparations for the tentative reopening of Guam tourism on May 1.


The hotel management reported today that some of its employees have tested positive for Covid-19, prompting the temporary closure of its restaurants.


Casa Oceano, a buffet restaurant, and Milano Grill will pause their operations until April 26, according to the management.


“The affected employees are in isolation and contact tracing is in progress,” Ken Yanagisawa, the hotel’s general manager, said in an April 20 letter to its customers.


It was not known as of this writing how many employees were affected.