Hilton Worldwide will bring a 152-room, mid-priced hotel to Haiti’s capital, the chain and a local Haitian investment group announced this week. The new Hilton Garden Inn would be the third U.S. brand — after the 106-room Best Western Premier, and still under construction 175-room Marriott —and the fifth internationally branded hotel. Spanish Occidental operates the 128-room Royal Oasis, and NH Hoteles runs the 72-room El Rancho.
And while most of the other brands, with the exception of the Marriott near downtown, are located in suburban Petionville, the Hilton Garden is being built near the international airport next to the existing 43-room Visa Lodge. Visa Lodge is owned and operated by the locally based Carvonis family.
“This is a dream come true, a dream my husband started as a vision when we bought Visa Lodge and today it is becoming a reality,” said hotelier Dominique Carvonis, who heads the Haitian hotel investment group that will build the $26 million, 11-story Hilton hotel.
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