Cuba quickly catapulted from off-limits island to hot destination for worldwide travelers last year. The influx in visitors has squeezed Cuba’s limited accommodations, and Cuba’s existing luxury hotels have not quite reached the standards of similarly ranked properties abroad. Kempinski Hotels, however, is out to change that, and has announced the country’s first five-star hotel will open as early as this spring.
Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group plans to transform the historic Manzana de Gómez building into an ultra-modern, 246-room hotel. The building is a 19th-century, former European-style shopping arcade.
“Its location within a famous historic building,” Kempinski CEO Markus Semer said in a statement, makes it “the most exclusive hotel project in Old Havana.”
Called the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, rooms and suites—including a 1,600-square-foot Presidential Suite—will feature high ceilings, a contemporary palette of whites and grays (with pops of vibrant color befitting a Caribbean hotel), and French windows. The Gran Hotel Manzana will be a clear departure from other upscale properties in the country.
Additional features include the rooftop swimming pool, Resense spa, and complimentary in-room internet.
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