STARWOOD Hotels & Resorts has ventured into a new country – and made a little bit of history along the way – by opening its first hotel in Cuba.
The Four Points Havana opened its doors on June 27 in the Miramar district which is not only the city’s a business and financial centre but close to many international embassies.
The address has 186 rooms and also offers a range of drinking and dining options – the full-service restaurant Don Quixote, El Olivo which serves breakfast and lunch, a lobby bar, and poolside snacks – as well a fitness centre, spa offering massage treatments, meeting facilities, and comprehensive wifi.
“The opening of Four Points Havana marks a monumental moment for not only the Four Points brand, but for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, solidifying its innovative (and) first-mover spirit,” said Brian McGuinness who manages Starwood’s “specialty select brands”.
“With its uncomplicated comfort and reinvented travel experience Four Points Havana will be the ideal choice for global travellers as they experience Havana’s colourful history, rich architecture and unparalleled culture.”
The opening comes after “the ground-breaking deals” were signed by Starwood in Cuba earlier this year which allowed the group to be the first American-based hospitality company to enter the market in almost 60 years.
Four Points now has more than 200 hotels in almost 40 countries around the world and is looking to expand its portfolio of rooms by more than 60% in the next five years.