The first luxury hotel has now opened in Cuba. The Swiss-based Kempinski Hotels has opened its Gran Hotel Manzana in the capital. The hotel is managed by Kempinski but owned by the Cuban government.
The five-star hotel is located on the upper floors of a newly renovated upscale hotel called Belle Epoque. It has 246 rooms and prices range from $470 to $1,385 per night. The hotel features six different restaurants and bars, a 10,764-square-foot spa, a rooftop infinity pool, and a state-of-the-art gym.
Alessandro Benedetti, a marketing director at Kempinski has shared their hopes that the travel restrictions don’t return to what they once were.
“We hope that trade and travel restrictions eased by the Obama administration will not be tightened again by the current U.S. government. That would not be favorable for any kind of businesses connected to tourism, such as cruise ship operators, airlines or hotel chains.”