Kempinski Hotels will open its first property in Cuba in the second quarter of 2017. A management contract has been signed with Grupo de Turismo Gaviota SA.
The property has 246 rooms and suites. It also has a range of indoor and outdoor event spaces, including: 3,715-square-feet of meeting space; 1,500-square-foot terrace; and a 2,300-square-foot ballroom with a 860-square-foot foyer.
“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 Kempinski Manzana 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.”
“For us, it is important to gain new partners who are internationally renowned, to manage our hotels, for this reason Kempinski was selected to take care of our new hotel in Havana,” adds Carlos M. Latuff, executive president, Grupo de Turismo Gaviota SA. “With its impeccable 120-year history, European-style luxury and extraordinary quality, Kepinski—Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group—is a perfect fit with the Manzana de Gómez.”
The property offers:
- Rooms and suites ranging in size from 430 square feet to a 1,600-square-foot Presidential Suite, all with 13 to 16-foot ceilings.
- Rooftop terrace and swimming pool with views over the town.
- Spa managed by Resense
- Three restaurants
- Lobby bar and cigar bar
- Business centre
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. It now manages a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels and residences in 30 countries.