Investor Sought to Renovate and Operate Historic International Dateline Hotel

The Government of Tonga with the assistance of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is seeking proposals from private sector parties interested in undertaking the renovation, upgrading and future operation of the International Dateline Hotel in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.


Established in 1966, the government-owned International Dateline Hotel is the largest in Tonga, with 125 rooms and it will become the country’s first international-standard three-and-a-half to four-star hotel following its refurbishment.


IFC has been engaged by the Government of Tonga as lead advisor on the structuring and implementation of a public-private partnership for the renovation and ongoing management of the hotel, which is known for its position on the International Date Line, 12 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.


Parties who have registered their initial interest will be provided with an Information Memorandum and further information on how to submit their proposals, including the selection process and timeline. As the first step of the selection process, respondents will be required to submit qualification criteria that will comprise evidence of financial strength, relevant development and construction expertise, and hotel management and operation capability.


For further details, interested parties should contact:


Government of TongaMinistry of FinanceTatafu MoeakiCEO for Finance and National PlanningE-mail:

Tel: +676 23066

IFCXianyong (Eric) GaoLevel 18, 14 Martin PlaceSydney, NSW 2000, AustraliaE-mail:
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