A Havana landmark has become the first Kempinski hotel in Cuba.
The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana has opened its doors within a UNESCO World Heritage site in the heart of Old Havana.
The building opened in 1917 was the first European style shopping arcade in Cuba and a landmark at five stories tall. Covering an entire block, the hotel is bounded by pedestrian streets. Neptuno, San Rafael, Zulueta and Monserrate.
Guests at the completely renovated hotel can choose from 246 rooms and suites with soaring ceilings and luxury furnishings. The rooftop terrace and swimming pool, has views over the old town. There will be a spa managed by Resense, a choice of three restaurants, a lobby bar, cigar lounge, and a business center.
“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,” said Markus Semer, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Kempinski Hotels.
Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group Kempinski is a perfect fit with the Manzana de Gómez, said Carlos M. Latuff, Executive President Grupo de Turismo Gaviota SA, which owns the property. “We will make this jewel the city’s leading luxury hotel.”