GRAN HOTEL MANZANA
The Gran Hotel Manzana, regarded as Havana’s first truly luxury hotel opened with great anticipation and global attention. Operated by the luxury Swiss Kempinski chain, the hotel is ideally placed in a commanding position overlooking the Parque Central square in Old Havana.
Originally built between 1894 and 1917 and owned by a well-known Cuban sugar baron, the building was the first European style shopping arcade in Cuba, which in subsequent years was expanded to include a theatre, offices, and a local school after the Revolution. It has now been completely renovated and restored into a magnificent luxury landmark in Old Havana, oozing elegance and luxury and also boasting the first ever selection of designer boutiques in Cuba.
Full of opulent character, the Gran Hotel Manzana is just steps away from the Capitolio building and the ornate Great Theatre and the very heart of Old Havana lies around the hotel. With a strong contemporary design with subtle hints of Arabic luxury throughout, the hotel certainly provides a 5-star experience.
All 246 rooms are elegantly furnished featuring very high ceilings and luxury décor throughout with fabrics and accents in bright palettes of pop-pink, silver and white and Caribbean Sea-blue.
Rooms feature a mix of Swiss, German and Cuban furniture and provide, flat screen TVs, master-lighting controls, top-notch lightproof curtains, smart marble bathrooms with all mod-cons, Bose speakers, and a bathroom speaker to ensure no TV or music is missed while you bathe. The rooms come with a concierge service and the most personalised service in Havana.
The hotel offers fine dining with a choice of hip or refined restaurants and bars, some with terraces looking across Old Havana and the rooftop restaurant and bar enjoy amazing views.
The rooftop infinity-pool is in a beautiful location and is accompanied by state of the art gym and huge spa area with a beauty salon with separate wellness areas for men and women, eight treatment rooms, a relaxation area, and rooftop sun terraces.