According to official sources, Meliá will begin to manage next year eight new hotels in the cities of Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Camagüey
In Cienfuegos, Meliá agreed with Gran Caribe to manage Hotel San Carlos, and hotel Union, one of the oldest in Cuba. In addition, the hotel complex Jagua, which includes the Hotel Jagua, the Blue Palace, La Perla and Casa Verde, will be managed by INNSIDE by Meliá, the investment aims to equip the facilities with Meliá’s brand standards.
The Sol House brand by Meliá will manage and renovate the Hotel Ancón in Trinidad, it has also been agreed with the Cubanacán Group to build a new hotel on the Ancón peninsula.
In Camagüey, the Spanish chain in cooperation with Islazul will manage three hotels, two of them in the historic center, the Gran Hotel, and Hotel Colón. The Hotel Camagüey will also be managed by INNSIDE by Meliá.
Meliá, the largest investor in the hotel industry in Cuba has twenty-eight hotels in the Island; in Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Largo, Cayo Santa María, Holguín, Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Varadero.
SAHIC Cuba will be the first edition that provides the attendees with the new opportunities to expand their network while learning where the industry is heading and where the opportunities lie in Cuba.
Through networking with the key players within the industry, attendees can build relationships that facilitate possibilities for business on the island.
The conference will certainly be an essential tool and a landmark in the development of the hotel and tourism industry in Cuba.
SAHIC Cuba 2017 will take place on May 15-16th, 2017 in Cuba at Melia Cohiba Hotel.
Kempinski Hotels has signed a management contract with the Grupo de Turismo Gaviota SA. The Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group will open its first property The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana in Cuba in the second quarter of this year.
We are very pleased to be opening this outstanding hotel in the spring,” says 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,” adds Carlos M. Latuff, Executive President Grupo de Turismo Gaviota SA. “With its impeccable 120-year history, European-style luxury and extraordinary quality, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group Kempinski is a perfect fit with 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.
According to a press release from the Cuban Embassy in Washington the visit is intended to exchange on business opportunities and foreign investment between the business sectors of both countries and to promote the existing prospects in the maritime-port sector in Cuba, particularly, in the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM)
During their stay in the United States, the Cuban business representatives will have a wide-ranging program of activities that includes visits to 6 US ports and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Port Administration of Cuba and the ports of Florida and Alabama. The Cuban delegation will also hold meetings with leaders of the US Chamber of Commerce and the American Association of Port Authorities and will exchange views with congressional representatives, state authorities and members of the US business community from different sectors.
EU ministers last week agreed to drop a policy in place since 1996 which stated that Cuba first had to improve its human rights standards before getting closer links with the bloc.
The agreement will be signed and concluded as a “mixed” agreement. This means that on the EU side, it must be signed by both the EU and the member states, and ratified by all relevant national and regional parliaments.
The agreement will be applied on a provisional basis, pending ratification by all of the member states.
Provisional application will concern the provisions of EU competence.