The Marianas Business Journal attended an exclusive food tasting at The Tsubaki Tower’s Casa Oceano restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel on June 29. The restaurant will be the first one to open to the public after the July 1 soft opening ceremony. Designed to seat 370, the restaurant will open with seating for about 120 to 130.

Casa Oceano will feature a variety of stations to include a tempura station, a seafood station, a carving station, a noodle station, a salad station, and meats and cheeses besides main and side dishes along the 20-meter buffet. Service will be cafeteria style. Casa Oceano is offering an introductory price with the opening of the restaurant, which will offer all-day meal service for in-house guests.

Photos by Maureeen N. Maratita

The Tsubaki Tower’s culinary team include (from left) Demi Chef Ryan Valencia, Sous Chef Makoto
Miura and Executive Chef Katsuya Ono.

Yasushi Kashinagi, pastry chef is shown at Casa Oceano with a multi-story macaroon display.

Various stations are featured at the Casa Oceano buffet and around the restaurant.

A variety of desserts are featured at Casa Oceano, as well as a crepes station.

Cutting the ribbon at The Tsubaki Tower on July 1 were (from left) Milton Morinaga, managing director of PHR Ken Micronesia Inc. (not shown)7; Jillette Leon Guerrero, executive director of the Guam Council on Arts and Humanities; Francis Guerrero, chairman of CAHA; Tomoyuki Haneda, managing director of PHR Ken Micronesia Inc. and president of PTS; Mitsuo “Mike” Sato, president of PHR Ken Micronesia, Inc.; Daniel Stone, chief, and Kevin Reilly, firefighter and spokesperson, both from the Guam Fire Department; and Ken Yanagisawa, general manager of The Tsubaki Tower.

Photo by Justin Green

The Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce hosted an open house for its Women’s Business Center at the Ada Plaza Building in Hagåtña on June 26. Chamber members received cotton facemasks and posters with workplace COVID-19 guidelines for their businesses. (From left) Holly Rustick, president; and Eileen Agahan Igcasenza, executive director, both of GWCC.

Photo by Rianne Peredo