The Royal Oasis Hotel, an Occidental Hotel & Resorts property, opened in Petionville near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Dec. 12.
Facilities at the Royal Oasis include five restaurants, five bars, retail shops, meeting space and complimentary in-room WiFi.
The opening of the 128-room, earthquake-resistant, hurricane-proof hotel signals a new phase of post-earthquake reconstruction in Haiti.
International brand-name hotels are scheduled to debut in the coming months, including the 106-room Best Western Premier Petionville in January and the 72-room reconstructed El Rancho Hotel in February, also in Petionville, which will be managed by Spain-based NH Hotels Group.
The groundbreaking ceremony for a Marriott hotel will take place by the end of the month in Port-au-Prince. Choice Hotels International has two properties in the works near Jacmel on the south coast.
By the summer of 2013, hotel inventory in and around Port-au-Prince will total 3,495 rooms, a 40% increase from the current 2,495 rooms.