Kempinski set to manage Cuba’s first five-star resort

Kempinski Hotels has signed a contract to manage Cuba’s first five-star resort complex.

The luxury hotel group plans to expand its presence on the Caribbean island after managing city hotel Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana in Havana for nearly two years.

Its newest property, Cayo Guillermo Resort Kempinski, will be the first of its kind in the region featuring 245 rooms, suites and overwater villas, as well as a spa and gym, swimming pools, speciality and buffet restaurants, a kids club, a tennis court and a cigar bar. 

Kempinski said the resort is currently under construction and is scheduled to open during 2019.

“Having grown our project pipeline by 18 percent last year, I am delighted that this year our development growth has started equally bullish and I am very pleased to have signed our second project in Cuba with our long term partner Grupo de Turismo Gaviota S.A.,” said Markus Semer, chairman of the management board and CEO of Kempinski Hotels. 

“With Gran Hotel Mazana Kempinski, we introduced the concept of luxury hospitality to the city of Havana and are honoured to have also been selected as management company for the first ever luxury resort in the country.”

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