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Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana officially opens its doors to guests today. Centrally located in the heart of Old Havana, Cuba, the 246-room and -suite hotel features six restaurants and bars, a spa, and a wellness facility.

Rooftop pool at the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski.

“We believe the market is ready for a true luxury hotel,” said Xavier Destribats, COO, The Americas and GM of Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, in a press release statement. “Our property will not only be the first of its kind in this market, but we believe it sets a new standard for the entire Caribbean. We have been very strategic about the expansion of our brand and we are convinced that this is the right time and the right market for Kempinski in the Americas.”

Accommodations range from the 409-sq.-ft. Patio Rooms to the 1,614-sq.-ft. Presidential Suite, and feature high ceilings, contemporary furnishings and large French doors/windows in many rooms. Dining includes everything from breakfast at Confluencias and traditional afternoon tea at the intimate lounge El Arsenal to fresh seafood with a Latin touch at the San Cristobal Panoramic Restaurant, with floor-to-ceiling windows. Evocacion Tobacco Lounge offers a selection of the finest rums, cigars and spirits, while Constante Bar is an ideal spot for sipping daiquiris. And at El Surtidor Pool Terrace and Bar, guests can hang out while enjoying Hispanic-inspired tapas and locally sourced cocktails.

Resense Spa at the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski.

After exploring Old Havana, guests can come back to the hotel and get pampered at the Spa Albear by Resense with 8 treatment rooms, a thermal bathing area inspired by European bathing culture, a gym and a rooftop infinity pool overlooking Old Havana.

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