Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Miami Herald reports ‘Haiti’s luxury brand hotel is a showcase for Haitian art’

Jacqueline Charles reports for the Miami Herald on the showcasing of six hundred and twenty two pieces of art by more than one hundred Haitian artists at the Best Western Premier hotel in Petionville, Haiti. Designer Pascale Théard, who worked with the artists to create the art, furnishings and accent pieces, describes the hotel as a ‘livable art gallery’ depicting Haitian art as capable of being modern and avant garde.

PETIONVILLE, Haiti – To followers of high fashion and the latest Haiti design trends, she is the young, hip luxury designer whose $600 handbags and beaded leather accessories are must-haves among the fashionista set.

But step into the first U.S.-brand hotel to open in Haiti in 15 years, the Best Western Premier, and another side of Haitian designer Pascale Théard quickly emerges.

“I want people to see that Haitian art can be extremely modern,” said Théard, 38, the creative eye behind the locally inspired touches that have transformed the upscale hotel from ordinary to contemporary, Avant-garde Haitian.

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