Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Bulletin Board

In January I had put up an article on a bulletin board in the middle school hallway, and it's still there. I was reading it again today and it breaks my heart. The headline is "Haiti experiences a hotel boom," and it begins:
A decade after Haiti's only U.S. hotel franchise removed its marquee from a downtown Port-au-Prince building, the Caribbean nation is preparing to welcome its first international hotel brand.

Choice Hotels International, owners of Comfort Inn, is franchising its brand to two hotels in touristy Jacmel, a quaint seaside town in southeast Haiti known for its spell-binding carnival and viewed as Haiti's arts capital.

Later this month, construction is expected to begin on a 120-room boutique hotel, the Belle Rive, that will become part of Choice Hotels' Ascend Collection. In May, the Cap Lamandou, a 32-room hotel on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean sea, will become a Comfort Inn.

Here's the rest of the article.

Of course, we all know what actually happened later in January.

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