A major irritant in the reconstruction effort at Haiti is the non availability if hotel rooms for the people coming in to help the process. In order to help correct this situation one of Haiti’s most powerful families along with an Argentine entrepreneur are swiftly trying to build a state of the art hotel in the Port au Prince area.
Edmund Miller, who is another partner of the project, explained that the project is most logical as all the people coming in to help rebuild Haiti are going to need a place to stay. He also explained that the choice of a location near the airport instead of Petionville made more sense. The Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport is also undergoing renovation. The entire nation is going through a very tough phase as everyone struggles to recover from the earthquake that rocked the country in January.
230,000 people lost their lives in the disaster and 1.5 million were rendered homeless. Relief agencies and workers rushed in to help only to find housing at a premium. The Hotels were either full or damaged or even destroyed completely in the tremor of 7.0 magnitude. The work on the new hotel which is yet to be named will commence by end of 2010 and completed within 18 months. The project is estimated to cost $33 million.