Opened: Feb. 10
Office location: Holiday Resort Guam and Rota Resort & Country Club
Owner: Hee Kyun and Min Cho
Manager: Joanna Sablan
Number of employees: 40–50
Marianas Hoppers is the first inter-island tour company in the region to offer an exclusive flight, dining and accommodations package. The company provides both day trips and overnight packages and has plans in coming months to expand the service to Saipan.
Opened: Feb. 14
Store location: The Plaza Shopping Center, Tumon
Owner: Sandrine Cruz Stewart
Operations manager: Joan Awa
Number of employees: Seven
Chamorrita Swimwear started in 2014 as a locally designed bikini collection available online before the opening of its first boutique. With fabric and materials sourced from Asia, Stewart designs and measures each garment herself. The store also sells beach dresses, handmade accessories and inflatable standup paddleboards.
Island Cargo Support
Opened: March 1
Office location: 770 E. Sunset Boulevard, Suite 226, Tiyan
Owners: Peter Lamy, Tony Siest and Graham Burford
Manager: Julia Hong-Santos Quitugua
Island Cargo Support offers a full range of logistics services to include air freight, ocean freight, forwarding, consolidations and project management. The company offers 24-hour customer service and works with 340 global agents.
Opened: Feb. 1
Store location: JRV Commercial Plaza, Harmon
Owners: Mary C. Torres and Melissa V. Torres
Managers: Eva C. Garcia and Victor B. Garcia
Builder’s Choice caters to builders, contractors and homeowners offering supplies to outfit residential and commercial building or renovation projects. Its Dededo showroom features tiles, countertops, kitchen cabinets and fencing materials.
Opened: Feb. 6
Store location: North Point complex, Yigo
Owners: Arthur J. and Zenaida Zantua
Managers: Arickson Zantua and Renee Helit Jr.
Number of employees: Eight
Café Panadero offers coffee drinks, teas and homemade Italian sodas as well as freshly baked Filipino-style home foods, sandwiches and bakery items. The owners, who have been running the New Fresh Bread Bakeshop in Dededo since 1991 and now also own the Nature’s Fresh Mini Mart & Water Station, plan to open a second Café Panadero branch in the Tumon area and to expand the café to the Philippines and Taiwan in 2017.
Launch of service: March 15
Location: A.B. Won Pat International Airport Guam Integrated Air Cargo Facility, Tiyan
Local manager: Emily Wallace
Cebu Pacific, a low-cost carrier based in Pasay City in the Philippines, is operating four weekly flights between Guam and Manila. Guam is the first U.S. destination for Cebu Pacific, and the airline is the only low-cost carrier flying directly between the Philippines and Guam. Its Guam route operates every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, utilizing the airline’s Airbus A321 fleet.
Jo Malone London
Opened: March 21
Store location: Lotte Duty Free, A.B. Won Pat International Airport, Guam
Executive manager: Jun Lee
Number of employees: One
Jo Malone London is a British fragrance outlet that offers luxury perfumes, bath and body products and home gifts, such as candles and diffusers. The airport store features a “discovery table,” where customers can try scents, and a “Tasting Bar,” where customers can enjoy hand and arm massages with the brand’s products. Jo Malone London is available in 39 countries.
Guam Martial Arts Center
Location: Route 8, Barrigada
Owners: Shivrani Daryanani and Rajiv Daryanani
The Guam Martial Arts Center is the second gym of Shivrani and Rajiv Daryanani, who also own iFit Guam in Tamuning. GMAC is outfitted with mats and punching bags allowing for training classes in a wide variety of martial arts disciplines including judo, aikido, kickboxing, boxing, Predal Seray, Muay Thai, and tae kwon do.
Opened: March 6
Store location: Next to Yigo Pay-Less
Owner/operator: Hung V. “Hank” Vo
Number of employees: Five
Vietnamese fusion restaurant VietBowl offers Vietnamese, Filipino, Chinese and Korean cuisines to include Vietnamese specialty soups, noodles and seafood including stuffed squid.