Haitian Hotels Collapse in Earthquake

17th January 2010 (Last Updated January 17th, 2010 18:30)

The luxury four-star Hotel Montana in Haiti is among the many buildings destroyed by the devastating earthquake that hit the Caribbean Island last week. The 98-year-old hotel was a popular tourist destination in Haiti. There were reportedly 300 guests inside the hotel when i

The luxury four-star Hotel Montana in Haiti is among the many buildings destroyed by the devastating earthquake that hit the Caribbean Island last week.

The 98-year-old hotel was a popular tourist destination in Haiti.

There were reportedly 300 guests inside the hotel when it collapsed, of which only 100 survived and 200 are still missing, with many feared dead.

The three-star Hotel Christopher, which served as headquarters of the United Nations Stabilization Mission to Haiti, also collapsed in the earthquake.

Many buildings in and around Port-au-Prince succumbed to the 7.0 magnitude earthquake, reports Foxnews in the US.

Around 60 French nationals are taking refuge in the French embassy in Port-au-Prince as more are expected to arrive.