Melià Hotels International is adding four new projects to its development pipeline in Cuba.
The hospitality company announced its expansion plans at Fitcuba, the Caribbean island’s annual tourism fair.
“We have no doubt that Cuba will recover to pre-crisis levels and will be in a better state than ever before,” said Gabriel Escarrer, vice-president and CEO, Melià Hotels International. “For this reason, it is essential for us to continue improving our portfolio of hotels on the island, promoting new quality experiences in line with an increasing demand.”
The four new hotel projects join two properties opening this year: Melià Trinidad Peninsula and Sol Caribe Beach.
Slated to begin welcoming guests this autumn, Melià Trinidad Peninsula is the first five-star hotel in Trinidad, a colonial town that has been declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
Located minutes from the city and the Topes de Collantes natural park, the hotel extends to the foot of Maria Aguilar Beach on the Ancon Peninsula. It has more than 400 guestrooms, some with direct pool access. Other amenities include a range of dining options, a YHI Spa, business centre, and multiple function rooms and event spaces. It also offers The Level, Melià’s VIP concept.
Sol Caribe Beach is Melià’s newest hotel in Varadero. A family-centric all-inclusive it features 13 restaurants and bars. It also offers a full activity program, including themed shows, dance classes and beach activities.
Adding to the pipeline
The four new projects announced by Melià at Fitcuba are:
INNSiDE Habana Catedral: This new 50-room hotel in Havana will be located in Havana’s central Cathedral Square.
Hotel Plaza: This iconic property will join the exclusive Melià Collection, the group’s newest luxury brand. The 188-key property was first opened in 1909. It is renowned for its neoclassical architecture and triangular floor plan.
Hotel Sevilla: Also in Havana, this historic property will join the Affiliated by Melià network. It offers 178 rooms, a sophisticated “gastronomic proposal” and multiple public spaces.
Sol Turquesa Beach: Melià will manage this 531-room property on Yuraguanal Beach in east Cuba. It features a design inspired by 19th century Spanish ranch architecture.