Kempinski has announced that it will open its first hotel in Cuba in the second quarter of 2017.
The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana features 246 rooms and suites and is located within the Manzana de Gómez building in the heart of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
“We are very pleased to be opening this outstanding hotel in the spring,” said 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 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.”
“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,” said Carlos M. Latuff, executive president of Grupo de Turismo Gaviota SA, with whom Kempinski Hotels has just signed a management contract.
“With its impeccable 120-year history, European-style luxury and extraordinary quality, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group Kempinski is a perfect fit within the Manzana de Gómez. Constructed at the beginning of the 20th century, as Cuba’s first European-style shopping arcade, it is an iconic building in an important historical area. Together with Kempinski we will make this jewel the city’s leading luxury hotel.”
Further information is available at www.kempinski.com.