|From Left to Right: Jean Michel Carvonis, BOD member CAB, S.A; Dimitri Carvonis, BOD Member CAB, S.A.; Héctor Concari, General Manager Hilton Santo Domingo; Hervé Denis, BOD member CAB, S.A.; Laurent Lamothe, Prime Minister of Haiti; Dominique Carvonis, President of CAB, S.A., Ted Middleton, SVP Development, Latin America, Hilton Worldwide; Simón Suárez, Chief Development Representative, Latin America, Hilton Worldwide.|
Hilton Worldwide has announced plans to develop a new Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Prot-au-Prince through a management agreement with CAB, S.A.
Scheduled to open in 2016, the new Hilton Garden Inn Port-au-Prince Louverture Airport will be the first from Hilton and the Hilton Garden Inn brand in Haiti. The move follows Marriott's recent expansion into Haiti with the Marriott Hotel Port Au Prince, which is scheduled to open in early 2015.
"We are excited the Hilton Garden Inn brand continues to grow around the world and we are looking forward to opening in Port-au-Prince,” said Adrian Kurre, global brand head, Hilton Garden Inn. “Value-conscious guests will enjoy their stay with an award-winning upscale and affordable hotel experience with superior amenities at an affordable price.”
The new Hilton Garden Inn Port-au-Prince Louverture Airport will be in the airport's industrial park area, acting as the only internationally branded hotel at the airport. Staff will be available on-site at the airport complex to welcome travelers and arrange transportation from the airport to the property.
Danny Hughes, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide said, “As tourism continues to contribute significantly to Haiti’s economic development, we are thrilled to work with Dominique Carvonis, president of CAB, S.A. and her team, and play a part in this growth. With the brand’s value proposition and the hotel’s strategic location, we are confident the Hilton Garden Inn Port-au-Prince Louverture Airport will be a successful partner in the nation’s capital and commercial hub.”
The Hilton Garden Inn Port-au-Prince Louverture Airport will be designed in line with the Hilton Garden Inn Latin America prototype, incorporating both the brand's standards and local elements. The property will have 152 guestrooms including eight suites, all outfitted with comfortable bedding, LCD high-definition flatscreen television, alarm clock with MP3 connectivity, a work desk and a “hospitality center” with a mini refrigerator and coffee maker.
Dining options will include a full service restaurant and lobby lounge offering cooked-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel will also offer the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry shop with a selection of ready-made meals, beverages and snacks. Recreational facilities will include an outdoor swimming pool, and a complimentary fitness center with cardio and strength training equipment by Precor.
The hotel will also have meeting space with a pre-function area, three flexible meeting rooms and one boardroom, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and a 24-hour business center.
Hilton Worldwide currently has a portfolio of 15 hotels and resorts in the Caribbean.