The Polynesian community celebrated the return of Aggie Grey’s Hotel on Friday evening during a glamorous opening ceremony on Beach Road.
Hosted by Associate Minister, Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi, the launch – prior to the public opening at the end of the month – was attended by more than 1,000 guests – including a strong delegation from Tahiti.
Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, delivered the keynote address.
“There is no doubt that we as Samoa should be more world class business savvy to deserve the path of quality business that is most socially and economically beneficial for our people,” he said. La’auli Alan Grey’s wife, Marina Grey, cut the ribbon, opening the five-star property for guests to inspect, prior to the official opening to the public next month.
Lupesina Frederick Grey, Director of the Grey Investment Group, emphasized that the hotel belongs to Samoa. “The other legacy of my grandmother was her firm belief that Aggie Grey’s belongs to all Samoans and the importance of contributing to the Samoan community at large,” he said.
“I welcome you all today and dedicate on behalf of the entire Grey family this hotel for the people for Samoa. It is has always been your Hotel so please enjoy it for years and generations to come.”