Here is a picture of the three buildings that have been hit with gunshots. They are Natcom, Marriot and Digicel buildings hit by 13 gunshots
The insecurity continues to show its head in Haiti and nothing or no one can feel secure in this country. We have pictures to demonstrate that some of the biggest businesses in the country have now been targeted.
Natcom, Marriot and Digicel buildings are now the lats victims of the unsecurity as it was confirmed that these three building were have been hit with bullets. A total of 13 bullet holes have been documented; some of which shattered windows of the buildings
Habitation Jouissant boutique hotel in Cap Haitien will become Marriott second hotel in Haiti as it will join the Autograph Collection in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Considering the flourishing Haitian tourism sector, Marriott International has announced its plan to extend the operation of "Autograph Collection Hotels "in Haiti by opening a second hotel in Haiti by the fourth quarter of 2017. Autograph Collection Hotels, a luxury hotel chain owned by Marriott International, founded in 2010, will add "The Habitation Jouissant" - a boutique hotel located in Cap-Haitien, to its impressive global portfolio. This property will be Marriott's second hotel in Haiti after Port-au-Prince, and Autograph's third hotel in the Caribbean after "The Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina" in the British Virgin Islands (2012), and "The Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas". 'Autograph Collection' hotels are strikingly unique independent hotels that offer the rich experiences of a hotel stay with all the benefits of Marriott loyalty points.
The spirit of service to our community has been introduced to Haiti by Marriott at the Communal Asylum (asile communal) in Delmas
Marriott International is carrying out its global initiative. 328,800 employee volunteers from 74 countries serve the community one day each year.
This year Communal Asylum was chosen. Volunteers visited the elderly, handing out food and toiletries.
Marriott Port-au-Prince's Peter Antinoph said, " . . . we seek to convey . . . the deep commitment of our company . . . . (and) help Port-au-Prince . . . become a space where life and activities are progressing . . ."
Here is a picture of the new Marriott International as Digicel new hotel
The latest of the brand new hotels that have been added to the list of Haiti's new tourism vectors is the Port-au-Prince Marriott, an undertaking that has taken four years to complete. Its opening was so important as to draw the attention of the Haitian Head of State, President Michel Martelly, who was on hand for the inauguration. Today, the hotel is up and running, bringing in tourist dollars to the tune of from US $149 to US $179 per night.
For a country that has been challenged recently with a political standoff that has led to multiple demonstration, an oil strike, and various other riots against the administration, the opening of the hotel was a bright spark for the promise it brings to the communities of Port-au-Prince and the larger Haitian Diaspora. Digicel Group head Denis O'Brien mentioned on the occasion that Haiti was not the only country struggling with unrest. He explained that the country's problems weren't enough to deter visitors and investors, he himself being an overseas investor.
Also present at the event was former President of the United States Bill Clinton. In his address to them, President Clinton highlighted the chance the hotel's 200 workers have to be the face of Haitian tourism every day, showing visitors the warmth, hospitality, and professionalism the country has to offer. Nearly all of the workers are from the Haitian workforce, many of them from needy backgrounds. Digicel Foundation, Marriott Hotel group and the Bill Clinton Foundation were the partners in the project.
Here is a picture of the new Marriott in Haiti
The excitement is in the potential the hotel possesses for positively propelling the country's economy skyward. The partners, the Digicel Group, the Clinton Foundation, and the Marriott Hotel chain, have combined the lure of a newly rejuvenated industry with a glamorous hotel design, and have coupled this with a conscientious business model that should put a significant amount of the profits to be realized into the accounts of not just the hotel's management, but local businesses and the mainly Haitian workforce tasked with the day to day operations of the hotel.
Taking from the disadvantaged in the country, the hotel has employed nearly 200 Haitian, some of whom are bilingual members of the diaspora. The opening gives hope to the country that has been experiencing instability, with various riots and unrest, for weeks now.
Here is a picture of the newly built Hotel Marriott in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Marriott Port-au-Prince, a Clinton Foundation Digicel collaboration
Digicel, the Clinton Foundation and the Marriott hotel chain have come together to create what is the first international brand in Haiti, the Marriott Port-au-Prince. Using a palette of color and design that reeks of modernity, minimalism and taste, the hotel aims to be broadly appealing as well as be sustainable. Along the lines of the latter endeavor, the hotel employs mainly Haitians, and also uses local business to provide the hotel's food, artwork, furnishings and amenities. In the making since 2011, the hotel will finally open up this year with rates starting at $129.
An investment of $45 million dollars should net Digicel Group much profit as they make plans to open a Marriott Hotel in Port-au-Prince. The planned 173 room hotel saw its groundbreaking recently and, upon completion, will be owned by a unit of the Digicel Group and run by the Marriott International chain of hotels. Construction is expected to last for one year and should consist of the building of 168 guest rooms plus 5 luxury suites replete with the requisite amenities.