Servotel, Haïti

Shortly after the earthquake in January 2010 in Haïti, Tempohousing was contacted by a private hotel owner on the island with a plan to very quickly build a 4 star hotel close to the national airport near the capital of Haïti, Port-au-Prince. All hotels on the island were destroyed during the earthquake.
The hotel was intended to house many international guests from the press and from NGO’s that visited the island following the tragic disaster that hit Haïti.

Tempohousing designed and engineered all rooms based on European building standards. The large bathrooms are fully tiled and provide high standard luxury with a bathtub, toilet, shower and sink. All rooms have their own A/C system and digital door lock system. The extra wide (4,8 m) design of the rooms give a very spacious look and feel.

Technically, these hotel rooms consist of 45 ft (!) shipping container size modules that are transported separately but are connected on site. The well engineered insulation of the facades and windows, make it possible to enjoy in the hotel without disturbance of air traffic noise.

Check www.tripadvisor.com about guests opinions on this hotel. See also that no one mentions shipping containers … because nobody knows!

The hotel includes a pool, lounge area, offices, a gym, restaurant and large meeting rooms.

Projectinformation: Hotel Haiti

Remarkable: Build in period of disaster (earthquake) with fully finished prefabricated steel modules. Extra challenge: to construct in a country in chaos with no resources for building materials and tools. Everything necessary on site had to be shipped to Haiti.


Extra challenge: to construct in a country in chaos with no resources for building materials and tools. Everything necessary on site had to be shipped to Haiti.

Number of modules: 72

Model: ISO container homes, Director 60

The hotel includes a pool, lounge area, offices, a gym, restaurant and large meeting rooms.

Construction time: summer 2010-2011