Since the embargo was removed over Cuba, the Country is experiencing a series of tourism attraction and new business initiatives.
Recently, The “Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski la Habana” has started receiving clients by signing a management contract with the “Grupo de Turismo Gaviota SA“, with their official grand opening on June 7, 2017.
As per “Cubatravelnetwork.com“, the opening of the Hotel represents the rebirth, not only of a historic building of the 20th century, but of the concept of a luxury hotel in Cuba.
“We are very pleased to be opening this outstanding hotel in the spring,” says Markus Semer, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Kempinski Hotels. “The opening is a continuation of our pioneering spirit as the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana will be Cuba’s first modern luxury five-star hotel. And its location within a famous historic building currently makes it the most exclusive hotel project in Old Havana.“
According to the hotel’s general manager Xavier Destribats, Gaviota officials wanted the hotel to be the best and most luxurious in Havana saying: “We are very excited. This is a wonderful way for Kempinski to enter the Americas. This is a beautiful city with a real European flair.“
In order to provide a brief introduction of the hotel details, we are quoting below the description as written on the Kempinski website:
“Originally built between 1894 and 1917 as the first European style shopping arcade in Cuba, Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana is situated in the heart of the old Havana with a direct view of the Capitol and the Great Theatre of Havana and amidst UNESCO World Heritage sites. The famous Castillo del Morro is accessible within a 10 minute drive. Experience the first true luxury hotel in Cuba and indulge yourself while staying in one of our 246 large rooms or suites with extra high ceilings and French windows opening out to the old city. Experience a variety of restaurants and bars, which also includes a one of a kind cigar lounge and a roof top Panoramic Restaurant and Bar with spectacular views over the old city. Relax in our spa, fitness center and rooftop pool.“