Hamed Rodriguez Architects, International Design Concepts collaborate for Haiti's Habitation Jouissant renovation and conversion

Autograph Collection Hotels, part of Marriott International, will add The Habitation Jouissant – a boutique hotel located in Cap-Hatien, Haiti – to its portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2017. The property, located in Haiti’s second largest city and situated on the country’s northern coast, will be Autograph Collection’s third hotel in the Caribbean and will serve as Marriott International’s second property in Haiti, following the opening of the Marriott Port-Au-Prince Hotel in early 2015.

As part of its transformation, Habitation Jouissant will be overhauled to add 87 guestrooms, bringing the guestroom total to 100 rooms. Once completed, the hotel will have a new presidential suite, two restaurants, two pools, a fitness center and meeting rooms.

Originally built in 1959, the property was later acquired as a private residence by Haiti’s Béliard family. In 2011, the residence was converted into a bed and breakfast, and the following year, eight rooms were added for a total of 13 suites. The property also has a restaurant and a bar.


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Miami-based firm Hamed Rodriguez Architects will lead the expansion plans, while International Design Concepts will spearhead the interior design. Gallant Media Group will oversee Habitation Jouissant’s branding and Trust Hospitality will manage the property.