Kempinski Hotels is planning on bringing the luxury to Old Havana when they open in The Gran Hotel Kempinski Manzana La Habana.
The hotel will be located inside the Manzana de Gomez building, which was originally built in 1917. The five-story offers views of views of the Capitolio, the old Bacardi headquarters, and the streets of Old Havana.
The hotel will feature three different restaurants, a spa, a rooftop terrace and swimming pool, a business center, cigar lounge, and a 1,600-square-foot presidential suite.
Collin Laverty, the president of Cuba Educational Travel, spoke out about the new hotel.
“The Saratoga is considered a luxury property but it is more a boutique hotel. The Kempinski hotel is a whole other level in terms of brand, professionalism and the size of the hotel. It certainly fills a gap in terms of supply. Almost all the upscale visitors in that part of town are trying to get into the Saratoga or the Parque Central, and the Kempinski is going to be a great offering.”