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Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening date for the upcoming Iberostar Grand Packard, its first luxury hotel in the heart of Old Havana.
Combining the original architecture of the property with modern innovation and luxury, the hotel chain has refurbished this historic building, restoring it to original splendour.
The hotel is due to open towards the end of the year, in quarter four.
Coinciding with the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana and marking 25 years of its presence on the island, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts reopens one of the most iconic buildings in Havana, paying tribute to the colonial history of the capital and its development.
“Cuba has always been one of our priority destinations and one of the favourites of our clients internationally.
“The Iberostar Grand Packard represents not only our commitment to Cuba and respect for its past and present, but also our commitment to excellence, quality and the customer experience,” said Aurelio Vázquez, chief operating officer of the Iberostar Group.
Given the property’s notable architectural value and its deeply rooted sense of both history and place in the capital, Iberostar has opted for a sensitive restoration.
The hotel is set to offer quality and elegance in keeping with the flavours, rhythms and history of this much-loved city.
The Iberostar Grand Packard emerges from its original incarnation, which once welcomed illustrious personalities such as Pablo Neruda and Marlon Brando; it preserves the essence of Paseo del Prado, the most important avenue in Old Havana; and it rises with a pioneering spirit with a modern upper structure, where guests can enjoy the most spectacular views of the capital towards the boardwalk and the Bay of Havana, as well as the Castle of the Three Kings of Morro.
The opening of Iberostar Grand Packard will offer 321 luxury rooms and a wide array of food and beverage experiences with three bars and six restaurants; in addition, the hotel will present its own schedule of events with musical performances and live dance shows by some of the most well-known local artists.
Since opening its first hotel in 1993, Iberostar’s presence has grown to 20 four and five-star properties, all maintaining their Cuban heritage so as to offer an authentic experience.