(this was recently posted in Travel Agent Central)
Kempinski Hotels has announced that it will open its first hotel in Cuba in the second quarter of this year.
The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana will have 246 rooms and suites and is located within the historic Manzana de Gomez building in the heart of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
“We are very pleased to be opening this outstanding hotel in the spring,” said Markus Semer, CEO of Kempinski Hotels, in a written release. “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.”
Guests can choose from 246 luxury rooms and suites, ranging in size from 430 feet to the presidential suite’s roughly 1,600 feet. Other hotel highlights include a rooftop terrace and swimming pool with views of the city.
There will also be a spa managed by Resense, three restaurants, a lobby bar, a cigar lounge, and a business center.