This is 1st March 2015 that the Marriott Hotel in Port-au-Prince officially opens. The 175 rooms and food outlets details will be available to the public who can now benefit from a restaurant, a bar and a coffee shop Rebo, welcoming in the heart of Port-au-Prince but also fairs of Marriott (5 rooms with a plenary hall for 500 people and divisible into 3 sub-committee rooms). A swimming pool and fitness club will also be offered to hotel guests.
A site giving ceremony of Marriott was held on February 24 in the presence of Michel Martelly, President of the Republic, Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, Denis O’Brien, Chairman and Founder of Digicel Group, and Arne Sorenson , CEO of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).
“The opening of the Marriott Port-au-Prince is proof that the synergy of international and local initiatives produces a result,” said President Michel Martelly.
Marriott’s decision to invest in Haiti was based largely on its employees, including thousands of Haitians Americans who, after the earthquake, requested the company to participate in the reconstruction of Haiti by planting the Marriott flag. The impact in terms of activity to some extent already: 1,100 workers worked in the construction of this building of 11 floors and 200 employees are now hard at work to offer the public a service to the international standard Marriott.
As concluded by Craig S. Smith, President of the Caribbean and Latin America region of Marriott International, Inc. “This project is more than a hotel, it is an engine for the economy.”
In addition to the new jobs created and training offered in the hotel industry, the hotel has a policy of their supplies of goods, food and home products from local small businesses, social enterprises, farms and Haitian artisans.
An exclusive launch price of 149 USD / night is offered on the occasion of the opening and valid from March 1 to May 31, 2015.
About Marriott Haiti: Located in the hills of Turgeau, Marriott Port-au-Prince has an exceptional central location in the capital. A few minutes from the city center, between the Champ de Mars and Petion-ville, this 175-room hotel, carries the banner of the Marriott International Group, the first brand 4 star hotel managed to be clean in Haiti. A partnership between Digicel, Marriott International and the Clinton Global Initiative, the project was born from the desire to stimulate economic recovery in Haiti after the destruction of the city by the earthquake.