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A New Look at Haiti’s Kinam Hotel

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - July 7, 2014

Above: the Kinam Hotel in Port-au-Prince

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Haiti’s hotel boom hasn’t left the existing hotels behind.

Port-au-Prince’s Kinam Hotel has a new look, thanks to an ongoing expansion project that includes the addition of 85 rooms.

The Petion-Ville hotel’s expansion includes the new rooms, two restaurants, a bar, a cafe and shops.

The hotel now has a total of 118 rooms, including the original 33 in the existing property.

Above: a rendering of the completed property

The property’s interiors are decorated with works by local artists in Petion-Ville, a hilly suburb of the capital.

According to the office of Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, the first phase of the project includes a total investment of $16 million, with an eventual $30 million investment by the Buteau family that owns the hotel.

Petion-Ville has been home to Haiti’s mini-explosion of hotels, from the new Royal Oasis and Best Western Premier to the redesigned NH El Rancho, among others.

More hotels are on their way, including a planned Marriott and a Hilton Garden Inn.

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