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Kempinski signs third Cuba hotel in historic centre of Old Havana

by | 14 Oct 2019 | Chains

Splendid views from the luxurious Gran Hotel Bristol by Kempinski in Havana, Cuba. (Picture: Kempinski)

Kempinski builds on its luxury offerings in the Caribbean island of Cuba with a third opening

Kempinski signs its third management contract with Grupo de Turismo Gaviota SA, with whom they have partnered on their two previous ventures in Cuba, to open the Gran Hotel Bristol by Kempinski, slated to welcome guests before the year is out.

We find out more.

Kempinski scores a hat trick in Cuba

Kempinski is betting on Cuba for a third time with its newest signing, the Gran Hotel Bristol by Kempinski, which is set to open by the end of 2019.

The company already runs one hotel, the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, on the Caribbean island of Cuba, with a second, the Cayo Guillermo Resort Kempinski, underway and almost ready to welcome guests.

Opening the Gran Hotel Bristol by Kempinski will mark the group’s third foray into this particular market, which continues to grow since the opening of Cuba to the U.S. and the regions beyond.

“The third partnership with Kempinski Hotels is of immense importance to us,” said Carlos Miguel Latuff Carmenate, Executive President of Grupo de Turismo Gaviota.

“We value Kempinski’s high European quality standards and years of expertise and, after working with them for a long time, are looking forward to another fruitful collaboration at the stunning Gran Hotel Bristol.”

UNESCO heritage site and Kempinski luxury strike again

The new Kempinski offering will be located just a stone’s throw away from the already hugely successful Gran Hotel Manzana in the historic centre of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Much like the Gran Hotel Manzana, the Gran Hotel Bristol will involve the extensive restoration and refurbishment of a historic building which dates back more than 100 years.

The edifice was once at the centre of Havana’s bohemian lifestyle and is now set to make a comeback as one of the go-to places to stay for people wanting to spend some time in decadent and luxurious surroundings within easy reach of all of Havana’s highlights.

162 well-appointed rooms and suites sit behind the historic facade, which has been preserved and restored, and the interior decoration mixes old and new, fusing traditional crafts and materials with contemporary design.

“The expansion of our presence on the Caribbean island of Cuba with our very reliable and long-term partner Grupo de Turismo Gaviota SA is another important step in our growth strategy in North and South America,” said Martin R. Smura, CEO of Kempinski Hotels.

“Transforming another Havana landmark into a contemporary hotel full of luxury and elegance will strengthen our importance in this part of the world. The Gran Hotel Bristol will be an attractive place to stay for the modern traveller in the heart of bustling Havana. “

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Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europes oldest luxury hotel group.


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