Next month, IBEROSTAR will take over management of the Havana’s landmark Hotel Riviera, the brand’s 12th property in Cuba and second in the island’s capital.
Built in 1957, the Hotel Riviera will undergo a renovation project to update the property to a five-star hotel and offer all of the facilities and services associated with IBEROSTAR’s ‘Premium Gold’ category. Upon completion of the renovations, the hotel will boast 352 fully refurnished rooms, updated communal areas and will also include the legendary Cabaret Copa Room, a large venue for shows and live music and one of Havana’s classic night spots.
“For us, this hotel is a major step forward as it allows for the qualitative consolidation of our presence in Havana through the incorporation of a hotel that historically has enjoyed an outstanding reputation,” said Enric Noguer, CEO America at GRUPO IBEROSTAR. “Cuba is a tremendously important destination for IBEROSTAR and a crucial part of our expansion strategy, and we will therefore remain committed to our objective of offering top quality and highly competitive accommodation options in this country."
Next year will also see the addition of a 13th hotel to the company’s Cuban portfolio, the IBEROSTAR Bella Vista Varadero, a five-star establishment in Varadero with 827 rooms.