Malifa Lodge at Moto’otua has undergone a major change since its establishment just three years ago.
The lodge was recently rebranded as Tivoliapart Hotel and a local business owner has won the tender to operate it.
It was built by the Samoa Land Corporation prior to the S.I.D.S. conference held in Samoa.
Chief Executive Officer of Samoa Land Corporation (S.L.C.), Ulugia Petelo Kavesi confirmed that there had been a successful tender to the Samoan Observer last week.
He said the Corporation believed the private sector could generate more income for the Corporation. This was after disappointing returns from the Lodge were tabled.
Just three years ago, at the official opening of the lodge, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi congratulated the Corporation’s management for their perseverance.
Tuilaepa said such establishments were vital for the development of Samoa.
“We hope that this new project will be able to grow and prosper in the future,” Tuilaepa said.
He said those developments not only earned the country much-needed revenue, they also provided employment opportunities for members of the community.