Valentin Hotels adds second Cuba property to its portfolio

Posted: 26-Dec-16 09:39

Spanish chain, Valentin Hotels has just added its second hotel to their Cuban portfolio after taking over the Tropicoco, a beachfront property in Havana’s Playa del Este coastal region. The plan is to completely restore and refurbish all of its facilities, while adding a further 20 rooms and renaming it as the revamped Valentin Tropicoco.

Valentin Hotels adds second Cuba property to its portfolio

Taking over an aging hotel in Havana’s eastern beaches, an area known as Playas del Este, Spanish hotel group, Valentin Hotels has decided to modernise this once popular property and bring it back to glory with a series of renovations and refurbishment works that will also include the addition of 20 new rooms.

Owner of Valentin Hotels, Jose Codola, spoke to Hosteltur about their latest venture in the island and gave details about the renovation project they were planning to transform Hotel Tropicoco into the new Valentin Tropicoco. Describing the hotel’s current situation, he said:

“This is a tired hotel, in need of renovation”

But it seems Valentin Hotels is more than happy to take on the challenge and proud to secure this new property after a series of negotiations with the island’s government-run Cubanacan group.

Codola praised the hotel’s location for being in an exceptional setting, facing a beautiful stretch of sandy beach and turquoise waters, while being just minutes away from Old Havana and downtown Havana’s attractions.

Codola, described the hotel chain’s interest in the island with a vision to create “the largest sun and beach triangle” in the Caribbean, made up by Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana and Cuba’s several beach resorts. Codola also confirmed Cuba as a growing destination experiencing high demand from travellers because of its unique riches:

“[Cuba’s] beaches are spectacular and they are complemented by Havana, with its enviable cultural and historical attractions, which also deserves praise for its safety and the charming idiosyncrasy of its people.”

Referring to the unpredictable nature of the U.S. stance towards Cuba after Trump assumes presidency over the coming days, Codola said:

“We can’t control the uncontrollable, we can’t decide what the American governments will do, so we will strengthen alternative markets like the Canadian and the South American, as well as the European”

Valentin Hotels first entered Cuba with their acquisition of a beach resort in Cayo Santa Maria, the Valentin Perla Blanca, a brand new adults-only, all-inclusive enclave poised within the wildlife reserve that makes up this virtually untouched key.

Codola also added that Valentin Hotels is not stopping at one more property in Cuba and has plans for more to come in the future. He spoke of the importance of entering the Havana hotel market.

“[Havana] is key for the company’s prestige and to be able to better conduct our business in Cuba. Our objective is to continue growing in the country, especially in Havana and Varadero, which is why we await an upcoming opportunity in Varadero.”

Until then, we have the renewed Valentin Tropicoco to look forward to in the coming months. 


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