CNMI's Tinian hotel to stay open

The owners of Tinian's biggest hotel in the Northern Marianas have backtracked on plans to close it on Wednesday.

The closure of the Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino had been announced at the beginning of the month, citing losses suffered as a result of a typhoon in August.

However in a letter to Tinian's mayor, Hong Kong Entertainment chair Wai Chan announced that the premises will stay open.

Tinian Dynasty, which opened in 1998, has 412 guest rooms, is Tinian's biggest employer and taxpayer.