Choice Hotels opening Haiti's first chain hotels in a decade
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Choice Hotels is opening the first chain hotels to serve Haiti in almost a decade.
A spokesman for the Maryland-based company said a Comfort Inn will open in the Caribbean coastal city of Jacmel this May.
The 32-room motel will be owned by a New York-based group of Haitian-American investors. The partners also plan a 120-room upscale hotel at the nearby Belle Rive tourism development this fall.
These are the company's first hotels in Haiti. Holiday Inn left Haiti several years ago and a planned Hilton hotel was canceled amid political upheaval and collapsing infrastructure.
The United Nations is leading an effort to attract tourism and investment back to the impoverished country.
First Published January 30, 2010 12:00 am