Haiti gets new Marriott
A new Marriott hotel opened in Port-au-Prince in Haiti yesterday as the country slowly recovers from a deadly earthquake five years ago.
Haiti's President, Michel Martelly, former US President Bill Clinton and Digicel chairman Denis O'Brien were among those at the event ahead of an official opening this weekend.
The decision to build the Marriott Port-au-Prince began four years ago when Marriott International reached out to the Clinton Foundation to propose a new hotel to help the Caribbean country rebuild its tourism industry after the devastating 2010 earthquake.
The company found a partner in Digicel Group, which has invested $45m (€39.6m) to build the 175-room hotel.
"I am grateful to Marriott and Digicel for their commitment to this project, and hope that its success will inspire further investment and opportunity in Haiti," Mr Clinton said yesterday.