>Haiti's Hotels Thrive Amid the Earthquake Disaster's Long Aftermath

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>The vista from the private terrace of the John Barrymore Suite at the Hotel Oloffson in Port-au-Prince is a vision of verdant hills and a brilliant blue bay, a dramatic postcard that reveals not a hint of the mountains of rubble and trash left over from Haiti’s catastrophic Jan. 12 earthquake, nor the escalating cholera epidemic, nor the slums just beyond the hotel’s gate.

The suite named for the American actor boasts an open-air, king-size bed draped in mosquito netting, two bedrooms, artisan-painted armoires, high ceilings and lace curtains — lavish quarters that are the jewel of Haiti’s most famous hotel, which served as the setting of Graham Greene’s 1965 novel The Comedians.

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