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Cecca May 6, 2012 3:08 AM

Haiti Infrastructure/Projects
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Haiti Leads Region in Projected Hotel Development

Haiti leads the Caribbean and Mexico in hotel development having the most rooms expected to be developed in its near future.

Haiti reported the largest expected growth in the region, with a total of 753 rooms in the active pipeline.

Research done by the staff of Caribbean news magazine, Caribbean Journal found that the region has 131 hotels, 17,923 rooms in the plans and 753 of those rooms are to be built in Haiti; the largest expected growth by a country in the region. Haiti's expected development is more than twice the amount of other countries expecting significant growth. For example, Caribbean Journal found:
...Anguilla, with 28.8 percent growth, or 220 rooms in the pipeline and Dominica with 13.5 percent growth, or 90 rooms in the pipeline. St Kitts and Nevis reported 11.7 percent growth, with 235 rooms in the active pipeline. The Turks and Caicos Islands had expected growth of 10.2 percent, or 327 total rooms.Contributing to the high forecast of development are delays in construction, political clearance and the earthquake of January 12, 2010. For example, the Oasis Hotel and Conference Center which began construction in late 2009 remains underdeveloped. There was a work stoppage following the 2010 earthquake and the Vice President of its Board of Directors and trustee, Guiteau Toussaint was murdered in June 2011, forcing a restructuring of the organization causing further delay. A 250-room hotel to be constructed adjacent of the Toussaint Louverture International Airport is also a project delayed. This hotel was signed and agreed upon in September of 2010 and has an 18-month window to be developed. A memorandum of understanding was signed by the Haitian government and developers of this hotel more than a year later at the Invest in Haiti Forum 2011. A new development is a 173-room Marriott Hotel that was signed into agreement in November 2011 between Digicel, the Clinton Foundation and Marriott Hotels and Resorts. This hotel is expected to be completed by the summer of 2014. Michael Capponi, famed entrepreneur and developer from south Florida is developing an entire block of new business and hotels in Jacmel, Haiti as well. Haitians are hopeful barring any political instability or apocalyptic-level natural disaster that the country has the potential to make huge gains in a short amount of time. Exactly what the people of Haiti need to become competitors in the region's economy.

Cecca May 6, 2012 3:14 AM

Marriott International announced Monday it will open its first hotel in Haiti in 2014, a move that brings more jobs and tourism opportunity to Port-au-Prince.

The $45 million, 173-room Port-au-Prince Marriott Hotel will be located in the southern part of the country in the Haute Turgeau area of the city. The hotel will also include a casual restaurant, a lobby bar and lounge and 24-hour room service. The hotel will include about 4,606 square feet of meeting space, a 1,614-square-foot fitness center, and a swimming pool and sundries shop/marketplace.

Haiti has historically been one of the Caribbean's most economically successful destinations, and while the 2010 earthquake shook up the industry and displaced thousands of Haiti residents, the hospitality industry is set on ensuring Haiti regains its place as a top tourist destination. Earlier this year, non-profit group Yéle Haiti created a hospitality pilot-program that educates local Haitians on specific areas of the hotel business, including housekeeping, concierge and front desk responsibilities. As more hotels make their way back to Haiti and the Port-au-Prince area, the possibility for jobs expands and the local economy readies for a rebound.

Marriott has been intimately involved in the rebuilding efforts of the area since the earthquake. The Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., which has approximately 250 Haitian associates, worked on two relief missions to Haiti delivering clothing, food and water and toiletries, and helped rebuild homes, orphanages, and schools. Associates of Marriott's South Florida hotels have raised $200,000 to support recovery efforts and in 2010, the J. Willard and Alice Marriott Foundation contributed $500,000 to the Red Cross for immediate earthquake relief and resettlement efforts. In addition to creating 175 new jobs at this hotel, Marriott will invest in hospitality training to benefit Haiti's tourism sector.

The announcement of the new hotel was made in Haiti during a ceremony with former President Bill Clinton and Marriott International president Arne Sorenson. The Clinton Foundation has worked closely with Marriott and Digicel Group to develop this project.

“This new hotel project will stand as a symbol of Haiti’s recovery, providing much needed jobs to the Haitian people and encouraging foreigners to visit, invest and work in Port-au-Prince," said President Clinton in a press release.

Digicel Group is responsible for designing and building the hotel, which will break ground in 2012 with an expected opening in mid-2014.

Posted By: Melanie Nayer (December 1, 2011)

The hotel will create some 200 jobs and is scheduled to open in early 2015, officials said. It will feature 175 rooms and will be located in the Turgeau area of Port-au-Prince.


Cecca May 6, 2012 3:29 AM
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund made a nearly $2M equity investment in the Oasis Hotel. The $29 million, Haitian-owned, 130-room hotel and retail space will be managed by Occidental Hotels and Resorts. Though original construction was abruptly halted following the earthquake, the new project sends a powerful message that Haiti is “open for business.”

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Cecca May 6, 2012 3:36 AM
Set along the unspoiled nortwest shores of Haiti. Nouveau Kiskeya is a boutique beachfront community,an intimate collection of chic luxury residences and villas. A 100 key boutique hotel with beach bungow style rooms and 300 condominiums emerging from the unspoiled tropical landscape.Nouveau Kiskeya is poised to introduce a new method of construction to Haiti. NK brings a new concept to construction with its eco friendly approach to building and power management. In an environment where it is integral to preserve the natural beauty of the environment, NK will utilize indigenous materials as well as incorporate the culture of the region. One of the major components in the construction of NK will be to include the Use of eco- friendly and sustainable technology. This should allow not only seamless energy distribution, but will also allow the development the ability to have minimal impact on the environment and allow our clients and residents to enjoy the natural beauty of the island without sacrificing comfort and security.

Cecca May 6, 2012 4:13 AM

Digicel Headquarters

Cecca May 6, 2012 4:16 AM

Telecommunications Building

Cecca May 6, 2012 4:21 AM

Hilton Worldwide announces new hotel in Haiti

"Hilton Garden Inn" hotel in Port-au-Prince. This hotel whose the start of work is scheduled for July will include 152 rooms over 11 floors and cost 26 million U.S. dollars. The Hilton Garden Inn is the only hotel conveniently located less than 2 km from the Toussaint Louverture International Airport.

Scheduled for 2016, the opening of this hotel will open the franchise "Hilton Garden Inn" in the Caribbean and will be the first hotel of the company in Haiti. This hotel will have include: a business center, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, a restaurant, flexible meeting spaces and common areas, all will be equipped with internet access 24/24.


Cecca May 6, 2012 4:27 AM


Cecca May 6, 2012 4:39 AM

Mirebalais Hospital
Long before the January 2010 Earthquake in Port au Prince, aid organization Partners in Health had plans to build a regional hospital. Unfortunately, the devastating quake destroyed Haiti’s main teaching hospital in Port-au-Prince and killed an entire class of nursing students. Now that Haiti is on the road to recovery, Partners in Health has scaled up their plans to build a sustainable, state of the art 320 bed teaching facility powered by solar panels. The Mirebalais Hospital was completely redesigned and donated by Nicholas Clark Architects and construction began in July of 2010 and is expected to be complete in January 2012. The new 45,000 sq ft hospital is located in the Central Plateau region of Haiti in a town called Mirebalais and will serve an estimated 450-500 patients per day. When completed in early 2012, the main medical campus will encompass seven buildings, provide unprecedented medical care for the people of Haiti and serve as an educational facility for the next generation of medical workers. The facility will also include 6 operating rooms, laboratories, microbiology, radiology, and more. Even more amazing is that all of the funds for the hospital have come from direct donations from individuals and firms through Partners In Health and the hospital is expected to cost less than $16 million to build. According to the philosophy of Partners In Health, the hospital includes a number of sustainable practices. Gardens and courtyards are an integral part of the design to encourage the flow of natural ventilation for cooling as well as to prevent the transmission of tuberculosis and other airborne diseases. Large shading roofs will protect the interior from the hot tropical sun and natural daylighting will primarily be used to conserve energy for hospital equipment. High efficiency ceiling fans and efficient lighting will further reduce energy usage.

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Cecca May 6, 2012 2:40 PM


Cecca May 6, 2012 5:53 PM

Best Western Hotel
In fact, the first major brand to debut in Haiti is Best Western International’s 105-room Best Western Premier, which has plans to open during the third-quarter. Mark Williams, international VP of North American development for Best Western, said plans for the hotel have been ongoing for six years. In addition, a 130-room Best Western is being rebuilt in downtown Petionville, a project that is worth around $20 million

Cecca May 6, 2012 5:57 PM

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The “Hotel des Artistes”, with total investment of $38 million, will feature a traditional Haitian arts-and-crafts motif. It will be managed by a private company, with completion set for early 2013.“This hotel will serve many Haitians returning to their country who will transit overnight on their way to the cities where they came from,” said Mevs, noting that 50 of its rooms will be for extended stays. “We made a decision not to be a chain. It costs $1 million for a franchise, but if you have a good management company, you don’t need a name, especially for an airport hotel, said Mevs. He estimated total investment in the Hotel des Artistes at $38 million.

Cecca May 6, 2012 6:16 PM

NH Haiti El Rancho has a privileged location in the heart of Pétion-Ville, a residential suburb in Port-au-Prince. This town holds most of the city’s points of interest. It has an outdoor pool and tennis courts. Within 5 years and some $79 million investment, the hotels El Rancho and Villa Créole will be integrated in a village, a kind of integrated urban development in which will be built n apartment complex (co-owned) in a fully enclosed and secure area. There will also be a Convention Centre of international level with a capacity of 1,500 people (expected opening in October) and activity centers, spaces for children, sports facilities and pedestrian and cyclists way.


Courtesy: Haitilibre, tripadvisory & Caribjournal

Cecca May 6, 2012 6:34 PM

Arcotec S.A., a Haitian construction firm, is pleased to announce that ground has been broken and construction is underway for the ten-story "Genesis” office building in Delmas, Port au Prince, Haiti. Sogebank S.A. will be the primary tenant for the Genesis building, which is scheduled for completion in 2013. Some office spaces are available for lease on the upper floors. The Genesis building is being constructed to international standards, using two earthquake resistance codes (International Building Code and California Building Code), as well as the Florida Building Code for hurricane resistance. Genesis will include numerous amenities and conveniences for tenant firms and their guests, including underground parking, extended-stay hotel, and rooftop café with garden and patio. "We’re very excited about Genesis,” says Gregory Figaro, Arcotec executive chairman. "The building will combine beauty—a light, airy design with a lot of glass—and structural redundancies so the building will be very strong. Our goal is to offer a comfortable and safe ‘Class A’ base in a premium location for companies working in Haiti.” Genesis typical floor plates are 14,000 square feet; subdivision and customization are possible. The Genesis building will offer fiber optic connectivity for data and voice transmissions, off-the-grid reliable electrical and water systems, and 24/7/365 concierge and security stations. Figaro sees Genesis as an example of Arcotec’s contributions to rebuilding Haiti after the earthquake of January 2010. "Genesis is more than just a new building, it’s also part of a new beginning for Haiti and Haiti’s business community. We’re excited and proud to be a part of reconstruction, particularly since Arcotec has the resources to build beautiful world-class structures with the strength to withstand the challenges of Haiti’s natural environment.”

Genesis Office Building

Arcotec S.A., a Haitian construction firm, is pleased to announce that ground has been broken and construction is underway for the ten-story

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Cecca May 6, 2012 6:50 PM

Le Village de Port Jacmel

Le Village de Port- Jacmel will consist of a 45 room, 4 star Hotel and Boutique Resort that's affordable for everyone. The resort will have a Retail Shops, Art Galleries, 3 Restaurants and 4 Bars, a one of a kind entertainment deck over looking beautiful historic Jacmel and the Jacmel Bay. The property will include entertainment such as weddings, fashion shoots and all kinds of amazing amenities. Other amenities include: Spa, Gym, Marina, Bakery and Boulangerie, Tennis Court by Venus Williams and home of the Venus Williams Haitian After-School Academy. Also home to Haiti Tours Inc. a full service concierge company providing door to door service to properly and safely experience all Haiti has to offer. Haiti Tours offers specially trained guides, which have notably graduated from Yele's new Hospitality School. These guides will escort you to Haiti's most remote and beautiful locations. It's our passion and pleasure to introduce you to Haiti's Hidden Gem! Le Village de Port-Jacmel founder Michael Capponi who is one of the pioneers that helped spawn the rejuvenation of South Beach in the early 90's, promises to have true first class events always happening in this resort. Property developed by Capponi Khawly Vorbe Group.

Cecca May 6, 2012 7:00 PM

Belle Rive Jacmel

Belle Rive commands over 23 acres of lush tropical vegetation, coconut trees, and other locally grown majestic specimen trees high above sea level overlooking the bay of Jacmel. With a classic symmetry and a magnificent sea view, the spectacular ensemble begins with a commercial phase encompassing a clubhouse with selective shops and other conveniences, including a wellness center, an exercise room, and a spa. A Belle Rive Hotel, comprising of two-story towers with a sun-dappled swimming pool, will be built to the delectation of house guests and visitors who wish to enjoy what promises to be a pristine contemporary hideaway. Evoking a sense of forested tranquility, the future site of Belle Rive will comprise of 23 spectacular condominiums nestled in the lush, dramatic hilltop settings overlooking the ocean 25 feet below. The proposed condominiums will represent the signature showpiece of the renowned AARRIS architects designs.

Cecca May 6, 2012 7:06 PM

Village De jacmel (Jacmel Village)

The Village of Jacmel is a self-sustaining master-planned community for the city of Jacmel that redefines Haitian Communities now and in the future. With the full support of the City of Jacmel, the Chamber of Commerce, and local business leadership, the Village of Jacmel is becoming a reality.

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Cecca Aug 21, 2012 4:47 AM

Universite Henry Christophe

The Dominican President announced that the University will be completed and delivered the 12 January 2012. A project of $30 million, fully financed by the Dominican Republic and Dominican business sector to be conducted under the coordination of the architect Milka Garrett.
President Fernández said that the campus will be built in the north of Haiti, near Cap-Haitien, will accommodate 10,000 students per day. It will consist of several three-story buildings, 72 classrooms of 30 students, modern library, meeting rooms, computer , accountants and scientists labs, academic facilities, administrative and recreational.




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