One of Haiti’s historic hotels is encouraging travellers to visit the Caribbean destination to celebrate Carnival 2018 next month.
Marc Pierre-Louis, general manager of Le Plaza Hotel, said this year’s festival, the theme of which is “Ayiti sou wout chanjman” (Haiti on the road to change), is “a celebration of who we are as a people. It is a time when the whole nation comes together. The music is transcending, the energy is pulsating … it’s a much needed break from the stresses of life for locals as well as for our guests, it is a remedy for the soul.”
The national carnival, which returns to Port-au-Prince after three years, will take place in the capital from Feb 11-13 this year. Carnival is traditionally celebrated from Sunday to the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, which is observed through Easter.
Pierre-Louis said, “Our hotel, which offers authentic Haitian hospitality, exceptionally high levels of guest service and an organic ambience, is the only one located directly on the carnival parade route.”
He pointed out that Le Plaza’s carnival stand is accessible through the hotel gardens. “So we encourage visitors, including members of our Diaspora, to make Le Plaza Hotel their home base.”
Le Plaza is offering its “Kanaval 2018” package, which includes a three-night stay, a complimentary parking space per room, daily breakfast and buffet dinners, a keepsake T-shirt and access to the official Le Plaza catered stand featuring savory Haitian bouillon – a hearty beef and vegetable soup.
Rates for the “Kanaval 2018” package start at US$200 per person, per night (double occupancy required) and are available for three-night stays beginning Feb. 11.
To book the “Kanaval 2018” package, call (877) 810-0975 or (305) 394-6984 or e-mail [email protected].