Iberostar Hotels & Resorts open 11th hotel in Cuba with new Iberostar Playa Pilar

Posted: 23-Nov-15 09:07

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of its 11th hotel in Cuba with the launch of the Iberostar Playa Pilar in the Jardines del Rey archipelago. The five-star all-inclusive hotel located on the idyllic Cayo Guillermo offers a total of 482 guest rooms distributed along bungalow-style buildings, and facilities including five swimming pools, a beach restaurant, a Spa & Wellness centre, a water sports centre, tennis courts, and a beauty salon.

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts open 11th hotel in Cuba with new Iberostar Playa Pilar

Iberostar Hotels and Resorts has opened its 11th hotel in Cuba and this time it has done so on the popular Jardines del Rey archipelago - the brand new Iberostar Playa Pilar.

Located on Cayo Guillermo, the stunning new all-inclusive property sits next to the world’s second largest barrier reef, directly facing a pristine white sand beach.

The five-star Iberostar Playa Pilar has 482 guest rooms spread over bungalows and 15 buildings, and the property caters to families and holidaymakers seeking tropical, tranquil breaks in an offshore location that feels private and secluded.

Jose Antonio González, Vice Chairman of the Iberostar Group said of the company's latest hotel opening in Cuba;

"With the opening of the Iberostar Playa Pilar our aim is to further consolidate our commitment to Cuba as one of our key tourist destinations.

“We have been operating in this country since 1998 with highly positive results, and we are therefore delighted to be adding a new establishment that will enable us to continue growing in this market and support the local tourism industry as it tackles new challenges."

The luxury hotel’s facilities include a gourmet beach restaurant, five swimming pools, a nautical point for boat hire and tours, a beauty salon, tennis courts, a sports club, and a Spa and Wellness Centre with thermal baths, a sauna, and an array of soothing and rejuvenating treatments.

Guests at the new property be able to enjoy a variety of activities including windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving, beach volleyball and basketball.

This is the second of Iberostar's properties in Cayo Guillermo and their fourth the Jardines del Rey archipelago as they already run the Iberostar Daiquiri in Cayo Guillermo and the Iberostar Cayo Coco and Iberostar Mojito in Cayo Coco.

Situated in the northern Ciego de Avila province, in central Cuba, the archipelago comprising idyllic little keys and islets known as Jardines del Rey has an array of hotels and villas offering more than 4,900 guest rooms and 40 km of beautiful sandy beaches, many of which are already equipped with tourist facilities.

Every year, more than 200,000 foreign tourists visit Jardines del Rey, most notably the Cayo Coco key as it is the most developed of all with the highest number of hotels (11 so far to be precise). The majority of visitors to this paradisiacal region originate from Canada, Argentina and the United Kingdom.

Cayo Guillermo is the second most developed key in Jardines del Rey in terms of number of hotels and tourist facilities with a total of six hotels properties at present (which has now been elevated to seven with the new Iberostar Playa Pilar opening) and one B&B style hotel property.

Jardines del Rey is famous for its crystalline ocean waters and its impressive barrier reef system. The waters offers superb conditions for scuba diving and visitors here can experience sightings of an array of marine species including nurse sharks, stingrays, green morays, sea turtles, jewfish, Atlantic spadefish, barracuda, jacks, tuna, snappers, red hinds, parrotfish, triggerfish, squirrelfish, lobsters, and crabs.

This is the latest in a long string of new hotel openings in Cuba on the pipeline for 2015 and 2016 (but also beyond). And with more announced for Old Havana recently, Cuba is getting more exciting than ever. We'll be reporting on it as soon as more details and opening dates are revealed.


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