The end of an era and a sign of the times.

Hyatt Regency Saipan officially closed its doors on Sunday after four decades of hospitality in the Northern Mariana Islands.

This morning, chain link fences surrounded the property and shutters closed off the main lobby entrance where thousands of visitors and residents made memories through the years.

The President of Saipan Portopia Corporation, which owns the hotel, Hitoshi Nakauchi said in a statement released in aAril, “The harsh realities of the current landscape have forced us to make the difficult decision to close this special place…”

It's unclear what the future of the public property will be since the corporation signed a 40-year lease renewal in 2021.