Cuba's Hotel Nacional hits record collecting over 30 million dollars

Posted: 19-Jan-17 10:09

The historic Hotel Nacional begins the New Year with incredibly favourable numbers after hitting a new millionaire record in revenue in 2016. The increasing amount of American visitors that have stayed within its walls after the re-establishment of diplomatic bonds between both countries was a key factor in making the hotel collect over 30 million dollars last year.

Cuba's Hotel Nacional hits record collecting over 30 million dollars

Set beside Havana’s iconic Malecon seawall, the Hotel Nacional is one of Cuba’s most beautiful and popular hotels throughout history.

Today, this iconic establishment continues to make history after hitting a new record, collecting over 33 million dollars in 2016 thanks to the increasing amount of visitors that continue to occupy its rooms. This wonderful outcome comes as a result of the new favourable scenario created by the thaw between the US and Cuban governments, which has allowed a greater number of Americans to travel to the island.

Though US citizens are not yet allowed to visit Cuba as tourists, they can do so through 12 legal categories of travel which were approved by the Obama administration after re-establishing diplomatic bonds with the island. The Hotel Nacional has received thousands of Americans since. According to Yamila Fuster, the hotel’s Public Relations specialist, US travellers staying at the venue, which now sum up 60 % of the hotel’s total guests, usually travel in large groups and are over 60 years old.

As a testament to its growing success, the 5-star venue, which has been declared a National Monument and a UNESCO World Memory site, received a prestigious World Travel Award for the 12th time in 2016.

Managed by national hotel chain, Gran Caribe, Cuba’s Hotel Nacional surpassed the anticipated figures by 3 million dollars thanks to “quality management”. Fuster announced that one of the novelties the venue has announced to continue growing in 2017 is the re-opening of the space known as “El Mirador”, which has been closed for several years and now seeks to reengage guests with the hotel’s long and interesting history.

Ever since it opened its doors to the public on 30th December 1930, the Hotel Nacional has accommodated important politicians, artists and even, royalty (like the Duke and Duchess of Windsor who once stayed within the Presidential Suite). Former British Primer Minister, Winston Churchill, French philosopher, Jean Paul Sartre and US celebrities like crooner Frank Sinatra, actress Ava Gardner, director Steven Spielberg and model Naomi Campbell stand among the property’s exclusive guests.

Just last week, Cuba reported over 4 million visitors in 2016 and according to official figures the country could reach 4.1 million travellers in 2017. Tourism is the second source of income for the Caribbean countries after the export of professional services.


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