Monday, May 15, 2017
Havana.- The group Meliá Hotels International will expand its presence in the Cuban market after adding eight establishments to its portfolio of administered hotels.
The Spanish firm signed contracts with the Cuban chains Islazul, Gran Caribe and Cubanacán to start managing the hotels in 2018.
According to the agreements, Meliá will administer hotels with a total capacity of 932 rooms in the cities of Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Camagüey, starting next year.
Among the hotels are two buildings in the historic heart of Cienfuegos, which was designated a Humankind Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2005.
The project also includes the remodeling of buildings and the construction of a new Meliá hotel on the tip of the Ancon Peninsula, in Cuba's south coast.