Enga Governor Peter Ipatas led a delegation on behalf of Prime Minister Peter O'Neil, to meet Samoan Prime Minsiter Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi to mark the start of work on the project.
The hotel will be built by the Lamana Group and its partners NASFUND and the Mineral Resources Development MRDC.
Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony Governor Ipatas praised the stability of the government and economy of Samoa and thanked the government and people of Samoa adding that this has provided the right climate for investment.
Mr Ipatas said the economy of Samoa has remained strong under Prime Minister Tuilaepa since 1998 and investors look for such stability when making big investment decisions.
Ipatas said the economy of PNG expects to double in 2015 onwards and such growth and stable government has allowed PNG companies and financial institutions to prosper.
The Enga governor said that is why Prime Minister Peter O'Neil has encourgaed PNG companies and institutions to not only expand at home but look beyond our borders to invest.