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Haiti’s Best Western Luxury Hotel Opens Next Week

The first U.S. brand — and Haiti’s second luxury hotel to open in three months — will welcome its first guests Thursday.

Designed for the business traveler, the Best Western Premier, a 106-room seven-story hotel in tony Petionville is finally making its debut. A soft-opening is planned for April 4, but guests will get their first glimpse before then.

“It feels amazing,” said Haiti-born Chris Handal, who had planned the hotel before the country’s monstrous Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake. “It’s really gorgeous.”

To give the hotel its own “Haitian flavor within the Best Western standard,” it will feature the work of Haitian artisans, including local artwork. This is in tribute, Handal said, to his sister-in-law Paola Handal, who died in the quake.

Room rates range from $160 to $275 per room per night, plus tax, and government rates are available, said Dallas-based Aimbridge Hospitality, which operates the Best Western brand.

Read more: Skift

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  1. Alex Menard says:

    Good for Haiti

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