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There's always something new happening at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Pétion-Ville. From the latest press releases to media articles to awards and achievements, we keep you in the know about everything going on at our hotel. Be sure to check back often for updates!

IN THE NEWS


November 2014

Congratulations to Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe, awarded the distinction and honor of being named "Innovative Leader of the Year" Bravo Business Award. "Thank you for Making Haiti a Safe Place to Visit and to Conduct Business in the Caribbean." Best Western Premier Petion-Ville is proud and honored to participate in congratulating Prime Minister Lamothe at the 20th Bravo Business Awards in Miami, and in Latin Trade Magazine.

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November 2014

Best Western Premier Petion-Ville, Haiti named one of "The Best Caribbean Hotels for Art" by Caribbean Journal

Original local art crafted from banana leaves and recycled metal brings a palpable sense of place to this chain hotel in Port-au-Prince.

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JULY 2014

Best Western Premier Petion-Ville 4 Star Quality Infused with Haitian Charm"

Splendid accommodations showcasing the richness of Haitian artistry everywhere you look. The hotel is adorned with artwork  from 1,000 artisans. Though it is luxurious, its undeniable beauty is ultimately the local touch."-Magic Haiti Magazine - Issue May/June 2014

"Best Western Premier was recently awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and we are currently listed as travelers’ number one hotel of choice in Pétion-Ville. I am very proud  to share that,” says Ronald Maidens, General Manager

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JUNE 2014:

BEST WESTERN PREMIER Petion-Ville in Haiti Celebrates One Year Anniversary "Haiti has experienced a 20 percent increase in tourism year-over-year from 2012" -Haiti Ministry of Tourism 

“When travelers arrive at the newly renovated Toussaint Louverture Airport in Port-au-Prince our Best Western Reward Members & Guests are welcomed and our shuttle service transports them directly to the hotel. We are now truly experiencing a HAPPY HAITI on the path to recovery," -Stanley Handal/Co-wner Carabimmo SA, Best Western Premier Petion-Ville

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APRIL 2014:

Best Western Premier appuie les diabétiques en Haïti

"La direction générale de l’hôtel Best Western Premier, inauguré le 4 avril 2013, a célébré vendredi soir son premier anniversaire d’arrivée en Haïti. Pour l’occasion, Stanley Handal, directeur général de cette chaîne d’hôtel américaine, se joint à l’entreprise MSC trading S.A. afin d’apporter son soutien à la Fondation haïtienne de diabète et des maladies cardiovasculaires (FHADIMAC) dans sa lutte contre le diabète dans le pays."

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FEB 2014:

USA TODAY TRAVEL
Get buzzed: Caribbean Coffee Hotspots
Only 7 Caribbean Hot Spot & Islands Featured 
"While in Haiti, the best places to sip on a cup of joe are the elegant Le Michel and the fashionable Lobby Bar in the Best Western Premier in Petion-Ville, a suburb of Port-au-Prince." -Melanie Reffes/USA Today 

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FEB 2014:
7 Places You Should Visit in 2014

Huffington Post

 "Several major international hotel chains have also returned to Haiti -- the Best Western Premier Petion-Ville opened in December 2013..."

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JAN 2014:

 "Wednesday night happy hour at The Terrace Lounge within The Best Western Premier Pétion-Ville, one of the finest hotels in the uptown (literally and figuratively) suburb of Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince." -Steve Bennett/Uncommon Caribbean

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JAN 2014:
Strong Start For Best Western in Haiti

MONTEGO BAY — Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Jamaica

The new Best Western Premier in Haiti is off to strong start since launching in April 2013, according to Tom Osborn, Best Western’s regional director for Best Western. “It’s doing extremely well, very strong occupancy..." 

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DEC 2013:
Haiti’s luxury brand hotel is a showcase for Haitian art
Jacqueline Charles/The Miami Herald

“Everyone who has visited the Best Western hotel in Petionville can do nothing but agree that it is the perfect match of the modern and the traditional culture, Théard‘s creative work “amazing. Our paintings, our fabrics, our art, our touch. It is definitely the best way to present Haiti to visitors,” - Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Balmir Villedrouin 

“We want our customers to feel Haiti as soon as they walk into the lobby, the rooms, the restaurant, everywhere,” said hotel Co-owner Christopher Handal, who with brother Stanley, hired Théard to bring their vision to life.


DEC 2013:
The Caribbean’s Best Business Hotels - Best Western Premier Petion-Ville, Haiti "This property, which debuted in 2013, has quickly developed into one of the best hotels in the country and a go-to destination for business and political travelers in Port-au-Prince."- Caribbean Journal

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NOV 2013:
A vacation in Haiti — yes, Haiti — offers adventure, great food and a chance to really unplug

"In the Port-au-Prince environs, most visitors stay in the city of Pétion-Ville, where Best Western Premier recently opened a modern property. You’ll want to eat at hilltop restaurant La Reserve. A live jazz band will set the mood while you enjoy impressive interpretations of Haitian staples like griot, a fried pork dish. When the sky is clear, head up Mount Boutilliers, a 3,000-foot peak on top of which is L’Observatoire." -NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

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AUG 2013
TRADE MISSION TO HAITI DEEMED SUCCESSFUL

PROVIDENCIALES, TCI – “Trade Mission TCI-Haiti” organised by the Haitian Consulate in conjunction with the Providenciales and Grand Turk Chambers of Commerce, took from the 9th – 13th August 2013. Supported by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government Investment Unit. The delegates flew to Port-au-Prince late Saturday afternoon where they stayed at the newly completed Best Western Premier in Pétion-Ville. On Sunday morning the delegation visited the Museum of Haitian National Pantheon and the Boutiliers Observatory. Monday morning saw the delegates attending a Press Conference and a presentation on “Doing Business in Haiti” Read More...

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JUN 2013

Best Western sees potential in Haiti

The country’s first Best Western is also the brand’s first Premier in the Caribbean

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APRIL 2013

Haiti’s Martelly Officially Inaugurates Best Western Premier Hotel

Martelly thanked the investors in the project, saying they “made the right choice — to believe in the profitability of investments in Haiti.”

“When we get together, when the public sector combines with the efforts of the private sector, change is coming,” Martelly said. “You will leave your mark, by creating jobs, first in construction and then in services — so you contribute to the promotion of tourism, generating foreign exchange and employment.”

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MAY 2013

Unlikely Location For Luxury

New York Times
The Pétionville suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has long been a tourism-friendly area, with a smattering of boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Now it is home to a Best Western Premier, the first of several of the hotelier’s upscale branded properties that are planned throughout the Caribbean. The $15 million hotel is also the first in the area affiliated with an American hospitality company since the Holiday Inn closed 15 years ago. 

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APRIL 2013

A Landmark Hotel Opening in Haiti

Travel Weekly

"The opening of this hotel is a historic moment for Port au Prince, and marks the ongoing revitalization and rebirth of our country," stated Kenny Narwani, Carabimmo SA principal. "This is a personal triumph for our company, as well for our employees and residents of Port au Prince. We look forward to welcoming our first and future guests to their new home away from home in Haiti."

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MARCH 2013

Haiti's first US hotel franchise in 15 years opens with the arrival of Best Western 

FOX NEWS

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