HAVANA, Cuba, Monday April 9, 2018 – Meliá Cuba has added five new hotels with 409 rooms to its portfolio in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island in the first quarter of 2018 – located in the heritage cities of Cienfuegos (Hotel La Union, Hotel Jagua and Hotel Meliá San Carlos) and Camagüey (Hotel Colón and Gran Hotel).
They represent a new style of hotels for the hotel company in Cuba, all of them small to medium-size hotels “with history” in exceptional historical buildings in destinations considered world heritage sites, Meliá said.
After their adaptation is completed, Meliá will also add the new Hotel Innside Camagüey and three more hotels in the heritage city of Trinidad, a popular city near Cienfuegos, before 2020. The three new hotels in Trinidad are the Meliá Trinidad, Meliá Punta Ancón and the innovative Sol House Ancón, the result of the conversion of the current Hotel Ancón.
At the end of 2018, the company will also open two new flagship hotels for the Cuban hotel industry in the popular destinations of Varadero and Cayo Santa María. The Meliá Internacional with 934 rooms and the Paradisus Los Cayos with 802 rooms will take the total of new superior quality rooms opened by the company in Cuba during the year to more than 2,145.
Deputy Managing Director of Meliá Cuba, Francesc Camps, said the new hotels offer the company a great chance to show its commitment to the development of balanced and sustainable tourism in Cuba.
“These hotels in heritage cities are well integrated with the cultural and social fabric of their destinations, and give us a chance to provide travellers with experiences focused on discovering more about the local culture and heritage,” Camps said.