Kempinski To Open its Second Luxury Hotel in Cuba this Year

Havana, May 7 .-Following its successful management of Cuba’s first five-star plus hotel, the Kempinski company, based in Switzerland, plans to open its second high-end facility on the island this year.


The firm highlighted on its website that the hotel complex will be inaugurated in the next months in Guillermo Key, north of the central province of Ciego de Avila.

‘After successfully managing (…) the Grand Hotel Manzana Kempinski Havana, for almost two years, the brand will increase its presence in the Caribbean island and further expand its presence in Central and Latin America,’ the message stresses.

The hotel will be located in Playa Pilar, named after the yacht of the famous US novelist Ernest Hemingway, Nobel Prize of Literature in 1954.

With 245 rooms and suites, the spacious and modern complex will resemble the bow of a ship that moves towards the Atlantic Ocean and will be surrounded by an impressive natural landscape and extensive gardens.

The suites will include six villas on the water with stunning panoramic views and a minimum size of 75 square meters each, plus a presidential suite of 200 square meters, all with private pools.

We are honored to have been selected to manage the first luxury resort in the country, said Markus Semer, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Kempinski Hotels.

On Monday, Cuban Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero announced that two million visitors arrived on the island so far this year, a figure reached 12 days earlier than in 2018.

Cuban authorities hope to overcome the barrier of five million tourists this year for the first time in their history despite the strengthening of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the US government for almost six decades.(Prensa Latina)