Marriott an engine for Locally Made Goods in Haiti
One of the main mottos Digicel Company is, if you want to earn profits in a country, reinvest heavily in the community so that they feel good of you. Digicel has built 150 earthquake-proof schools, spreading in every region in the country and have a number of other social development programs including the rebuilt of iconic Iron Market in Port-au-Prince. The Clinton Foundation worked closely with Marriott and Digicel Group to develop the hotel project. Digicel Group and its Chairman, Mr. O'Brien, are committed to attracting foreign direct investment to Haiti. Marriott is collaborating with Haiti's Ministry of Tourism and World Central Kitchen; they will train the country's hospitality work force. The program will be expanded after the completion of a new 'Ecole Hotelier' by the end of this year. Marriott Port-au-Prince collects 100% of its coffee requirement from Haitian companies. Their brand "Rebo Coffee" employs several hundred Haitian women. "Rebo" participates in several agricultural development projects in rural areas and actively contributes to different non-profit social organizations. The Marriott has also partnered with a local coffee provider.
The Marriott Port-au-Prince is not just a hotel; it is a beacon of hope.
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