Hospitality Industry in Haiti Fundraising Drive

London restaurateurs are backing two new campaigns aiming to raise cash to help Haitians in the wake of the devastating earthquake on the Caribbean island.
Rebecca Mascarenhas and Sam Harrison have leant their support to a project, operated with the support of humanitarian charity Action Against Hunger, which will encourage restaurant-goers to donate money when they receive their [...]

Comfort Inn to open hotel in Haiti, hopes for tourism revival

Choice Hotels is opening the first chain hotels to serve Haiti in almost a decade.
A spokesman for the Maryland-based company said Thursday that 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 [...]

Haiti quake aftermath: bodies in streets, hotels used as hospitals

Bodies lined the streets while hotels were converted into makeshift hospitals today across Haiti’s shattered capital, Port-au-Prince, as the world geared up for a major humanitarian effort in the wake of the earthquake that devastated the desperately poor Caribbean nation.
A day after the 7.0-magnitude quake, rescuers hunted for survivors amid a grim tableau of destruction. [...]

Haiti experiences a hotel boom

A decade after Haiti’s only U.S. hotel franchise removed its marquee from a downtown Port-au-Prince building, the Caribbean nation is preparing to welcome its first international hotel brand.
Choice Hotels International, owners of Comfort Inn, is franchising its brand to two hotels in touristy Jacmel, a quaint seaside town in southeast Haiti known for its spell-binding [...]