Skip to comments.Clinton Foundation facilitates $45 million Haiti hotel deal (Marriott for aid workers, investors)
Posted on 12/02/2011 5:54:52 AM PST by Libloather
Clinton Foundation facilitates $45 million Haiti hotel deal
November 28, 2011 | By the CNN Wire Staff
Two years after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake leveled Haiti's capital, a deal brokered by former President Bill Clinton's charitable foundation will add new lodging for aid workers and other travelers to Port-au-Prince -- in the form of a $45 million hotel.
With only about 500 operable hotel rooms, the city has limited space to house aid workers, potential investors and other visitors, according to a news release Monday by the future hotel's owner and its operator.
Caribbean cell phone provider Digicel will own the hotel, which will have 173 new rooms and create 175 new jobs. Marriott Hotels and Resorts will operate the hotel upon completion in 2014. Construction is set to begin in 2012.
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A hotel for aid workers is a good idea, but a better idea would be building housing for all those people who lost their homes and schools for the children.
Yeah, THAT’S what Haiti needs: a hotel! Never mind luxuries like running water, sewers, or food. Let’s make sure the aid workers have hot tubs and mints on their pillows.