Kempinski Hotels has signed its third Cuban property and second in the country’s capital Havana.
The Gran Hotel Bristol by Kempinski is set to open by the end of the year, and will be housed within a 100 year old building and former hotel close to the city’s Capitolio building.
The original façade of the building has been retained, with the hotel set to offer 162 rooms and suites, five restaurants and bars, two boardrooms, a gym, and a 9th floor rooftop infinity pool.
The hotel will join the existing Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana in Old Havana, and the forthcoming Cayo Guillermo Resort Kempinski, located on the Cayo Guillermo tropical island in the Jardines del Rey archipelago off central Cuba.
Commenting on the news Martin R. Smura, CEO of Kempinski Hotels and chairman of the management board, said:
“Growing our footprint on the Caribbean island of Cuba with our very reliable long term partner Grupo de Turismo Gaviota SA is another important step in our growth strategy in the Americas.
“Converting another Havana landmark with an impressive history into a contemporary hotel full of luxury and elegance will strengthen our importance in this part of the globe.
“Gran Hotel Bristol will be an appealing place to stay for the modern traveller right in the heart of the pulsating city of Havana.”