Meliá Hotels International expands in Cuba
Meliá Hotels International is set to extend its presence in the centre
of Cuba with the addition of 8 hotels, while also assisting in promoting
The company is now committed to enhancing quality and service in the new
hotels through their renovation and adaptation to its brand standards.
According to Meliá‘s Vice President, Gabriel Escarrer Jaume, “these
eight hotels are an important challenge which we face with great
enthusiasm and responsibility, given that we are also taking on a
commitment to strengthen the multi-destination vacation segment,
guaranteeing the service and quality of the Meliá, INNSIDE, and Sol
House brands from the east to the west of the island.”
The agreement between Meliá Hotels International and the Cuban hotel
groups, Gran Caribe, Cubanacan and Islazul, aims to promote organized
multi-destination vacations that already include several towns and
cities on the island, while at the same time adding new destinations,
one of the objectives of a Cuban tourism strategy which seeks to enhance
the visibility of a number of cities and regions with huge potential for
In the city of Cienfuegos, Meliá will manage the 56-room San Carlos
Hotel and the 49-room Union Hotel, both located in the historic centre
of Cienfuegos, declared a World Heritage Site in 2005. The company will
also manage the Jagua Hotel in the same city, operating 173 rooms under
the INNSIDE by Meliá brand, Meliá‘s most avant-garde urban brand, and
one of its most highly-rated brands worldwide.
In Trinidad, the company will renovate and manage the 279-room Ancon
Hotel under the innovative and youthful Sol House brand, as well as a
new 102-room hotel to be built at the end of the Ancon Peninsula and
operated under the Meliá brand.
Lastly, in Camagüey, Meliá will begins to work with the Islazul hotel
group to manage three hotels, two of them in the historic centre of the
city: the 72-room Gran Hotel and the 58-room Hotel Colón. INNSIDE by
Meliá will also be the brand applied to the 142-room Hotel Camagüey
after an investment in renovation.
In 2015, Meliá Hotels International celebrated the 25th anniversary of
its operations in Cuba, and continues to announce that it maintains the
same enthusiasm as ever for continuing to increase its quality and
service in a destination it has always described as “privileged”. The
company will assume responsibility for the hotels on November 1 of this
year, starting a transitional process in their management which will be
completed by January 1, 2018.
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