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Best Western Hotel Port-au-Prince, Haiti

With its grand location and contemporary styling, the all-new Best Western Premier Pétion-Ville stands tall in the hills of the Port-au-Prince suburb and is conveniently located less than 30 minutes from Port-au-Prince International Airport and offers big-city amenities. Our Haiti hotel provides privacy and elegance tucked among the luscious landscaping of our friendly neighboring boutiques, banks, parks and restaurants.

We are proud to be the first Haitian hotel with a U.S. chain affiliation and to boast a multitude of modern-day amenities for leisure and business travelers. With a full-service spa, gourmet French-Caribbean restaurant, state-of-the-art fitness center and pool, our boutique atmosphere welcomes casual visitors. Thoughtful meeting rooms, an innovative whiskey bar and high-end business services cater to professionals of any industry.

Our Pétionville, Haiti, hotel’s well-appointed guest rooms and suites feature top-notch technologies and high-end luxuries to make any stay pleasant and productive.

Airport transfers are available by the hotel for $50 each way.

Best Western Haiti - Hotel Accommodations

The spacious new rooms at our Haitian hotel combine the coziness of home and luxury of a spa for the perfect Haiti vacation. Guests can take in sweeping panoramic views of the mountains, ocean and bustling city while enjoying the tranquility of private quarters designed with style and comfort in mind. Chic décor and modern-day furnishings make each of our 106 rooms and three suites unique. While state-of-the-art amenities including high-speed Internet access and 42-inch flat-panel TVs are sure to draw excitement, deluxe bedding and premier linens will lull business and leisure travelers alike into a sound night’s sleep.

Choose from a standard or superior room with one king or two queen-sized beds or spring for a junior or executive suite with separate seating or parlor areas. The Haiti vacation resort’s imperial suite is the pinnacle of all accommodations, perching guests seven floors above Pétion-Ville and providing the ultimate in four-star luxury. All public spaces are nonsmoking, and wheelchair-accessible guest rooms are available.

Comforts offered include:

  • Dry cleaning and ironing
  • Shoe shining
  • Packing and unpacking
  • Turndown service
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room massages
  • Wake-up calls
  • Daily housekeeping

In-room amenities include:

  • 42-inch LCD TV with cable
  • Digital clock radio with MP3 player
  • Spacious desk with electrical outlet and ergonomic chair
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning and heat system
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Direct-dial telephone with voicemail
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffeemaker
  • Safe
  • Premium bathroom towels and products

Best Western Haiti - Conference Rooms

With 2,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, a Haiti conference or special event is made easy at The Best Western Premier Pétion-Ville. Our Port-au-Prince, Haiti, hotel can accommodate board meetings for as few as six people or host lavish parties, weddings, receptions or family reunions for up to 200 guests.

The intimate Louverture boardroom boasts 211 square feet, while the grand ballroom measures 1,432 square feet. Professional catering and event planning services are available in each of the lavishly decorated spaces that feature business-friendly amenities including state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, readily available technical support and high-speed Internet access.

To get a quote or book meeting spaces, contact us at 509-2814-2222.

Best Western Haiti - Local Attractions

The Best Western Premier Pétion-Ville offers easy access to transportation, restaurants and shopping in and around Port-au-Prince. Set in a high-end financial neighborhood, the Haitian hotel offers a shuttle to and from Port-au-Prince International Airport (12 kilometers) for a nominal fee.

A plethora of retail stores at Choucounne Plaza, L’Esplanade, Le Belvedere and Promenade are within 3 kilometers of our hotel.

Visitors also will find plenty of things to do in Haiti, Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas at a number of attractions including the National Museum, National Museum of Art, Museum of Haitian Art, Barbancourt Rum Distillery, Marche de Fer and Plaine du Cul de Sac.

Cities nearby are:

  • Foret Des Pins, 86.5 kilometers
  • Jacmel, 91 kilometers
  • Cap Haitian, 254 kilometers
  • Port Salut, 277 kilometers

Local attractions include:

  • Wahoo Bay beach resort, 62 kilometers
  • Ocean View beach resort, 62 kilometers
  • Kaliko Beach resort, 68 kilometers
  • Moulin Sur Mer beach resort, 77 kilometers
  • Club Indigo beach resort, 78 kilometers

Best Western Haiti - Restaurants

Le Michel, the Best Western Premier Pétion-Ville’s new onsite restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. One of the finest Haiti restaurants, Le Michel serves international cuisine in a trendy, upscale atmosphere or staff can bring full meals and decadent desserts to guest rooms 24 hours a day. The Whiskey Bar offers a fine selection of the distilled liquor that will please the palate of the most dedicated connoisseurs.

Guests seeking to venture out for a true taste of the area can try nearby restaurants serving cuisines ranging from French and Mediterranean to Italian and Asian along with menu choices including barbecue and steak. Nearby dining options include:

Best Western - Haitian Hotel Services

The Best Western Premier Pétion-Ville provides some of the most desired amenities and services for Haiti vacations. Leisure travelers can take a dip in our large outdoor pool while sipping on an adult beverage or get tips from a personal trainer while working out in our premier fitness center with state-of-the-art Cybex equipment and 42-inch flat-panel monitors throughout. The onsite Oxygene Spa features three comfortable rooms where visitors can enjoy facials, body treatments, massages, manicures and pedicures. Babysitting services and an on-call doctor also are available.

Business travelers have a full-service office at their fingertips with computers, printers and copy and fax machines all accessible. High-speed Internet access is available around the property for an additional fee.

The 24-hour concierge can offer helpful suggestions for dining or nightlife, while our 24-hour front desk is staffed by multilingual employees who can greet visitors in English, French, Spanish and Creole.

Downloadable Hotel Fact Sheet

Other amenities and services guests can expect include:

  • Interior/exterior corridors
  • Porter/bell services
  • 24-hour doorman and security
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift shop
  • Dry cleaning and guest laundry
  • Video billing
  • Convenience store/sundry
  • 24-hour free outdoor or garage parking

Travel To Haiti - Best Western Special Offers

The Best Western Premier Pétion-Ville is celebrating its grand opening with a special deal. Call 509-2814-2222 or toll free 800-780-7234 for details or to make reservations now.

Best Western branded hotels always offer great hotel deals along with specially discounted rates to save travelers even more.

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HOTELS Interview: Perez on selling guestrooms in Haiti

By Nathan Greenhalgh on 5/17/2013

Selling guestrooms at a new hotel can be challenging anywhere, but Haiti presents special difficulties.
 

Armed guards are needed 24/7 to keep the perimeter of the 106-room Best Western Premier Hotel and Spa Pétion-Ville, which opened in March, secure and Port-au-Prince’s poor infrastructure makes for an arduous journey from the airport to the hotel.

Nevertheless business is coming in, with the hotel’s occupancy currently hovering around 50%.

To learn more about the sales strategies being used for this unique property, which features a restaurant, bar terrace and meeting facilities, HOTELS spoke with Sacha Perez, the hotel’s sales manager. Perez holds both Haitian and Canadian citizenship and previously worked as a sales coordinator for Delta Hotels and Resorts in Montreal.

HOTELS: What sales strategies are you using for the hotel — who are you targeting, where are you targeting and how are you contacting potential guests?

Sacha Perez: My primary duty is to bring groups to hotels. My sales strategies mostly rely on networking, inviting guests to site inspections, creating affordable packages and going out and finding new clients by doing outside sales calls.

Now 85% of our market is government and corporate travelers that stay three nights on average.

In terms of which geographic areas we are targeting, we are focusing on Port-au-Prince to empower locals to try our product and travelers from North America. We are advertising through Haiti’s consulates abroad as well as online via TripAdvisor, Expedia and other websites.

HOTELS: How are you marketing the hotel?


Perez: Locally it will be through traditional advertising. Soon you will see Best Western Premier Hotel and Spa Pétion-Ville everywhere in Port-au-Prince. As a matter of fact we have already been on the local newspaper, on the radio, and soon at the airport. In this market, as a new kid in the neighborhood, you have to be really aggressive in order to see results.

HOTELS: Are you using social media for sales?


Perez: Yes we are. We do have a Facebook account. To promote special rates, we are currently sending out email blasts to more than 200 people at once. We are working on creating a Twitter account, too.

HOTELS: What is your attrition policy for group sales?

Perez: Our attrition policy stipulates that 80% of the total room block needs to be picked up. If your room block decreases to less than 80%, the guest will be responsible for the difference. The deadline for guests to inform us of this is a month prior to their arrival.

HOTELS: How has the response been to the hotel's special US$139 opening rate?

Perez: So far we have seen a rise in reservations, especially from local companies.

HOTEL: Are seasonal shifts anticipated for room rate?

Perez: Summertime, especially July and August are our high season and rates will probably increase during this time of the year. During the low-demand season, we will create packages at a lower rate to attract guests to our hotel.

HOTELS: How does your experience with sales in Canada compare to Haiti?

Perez: I am facing challenges every day because it is a different market than Canada. Consumers react unexpectedly.

HOTELS: How so?

Perez: The market fluctuates widely here in Haiti. For example, May was supposed to be the beginning of high season, but this year that was not the case. Our occupancy is about 50% now, but we were expecting much higher numbers for this month.

HOTELS: Are there any plans to offer tours or other leisure-oriented activities to perhaps encourage your business guests to stay an extra day?

Perez: We are currently working on partnering with local travel agencies to promote local tourism.
 

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