EIGHT NEW MELIA HOTELS TO DESCEND ON CUBA
The call of Cuba is hard to ignore and now hotel groups are tripping over themselves to stake a claim in the Latin American country, ever since the US restored diplomatic relations and fuelled a tourism boom. Meliá Hotels International will be one of the many, with plans for eight hotels in the island nation spanning from the east to the west, managing existing hotels as well as new properties. Havana won’t be the only city welcoming new hotels; in the city of Cienfuegos, a World Heritage Site, Meliá will manage the 56-room San Carlos Hotel and the 49-room Union Hotel and the 173-room Jagua Hotel under the INNSIDE by Meliá brand. In Trinidad – the Cuban city, not the Caribbean nation – the 279-room Ancon Hotel will undergo a facelift and a new 102-room hotel will take shape at the end of Ancon peninsula. In Camagüey, Meliá will manage the 72-room Gran Hotel, the 58-room Hotel Colón and the 142-room Hotel Camagüey. The Sol Palmera was the first Meliá hotel to open in Cuba, 25 years ago. meliahotelsinternational.com.