Cuba's hospitality industry is set to grow as AccorHotels and MP Hotels reveal plans to expand

Posted: 09-Oct-18 10:29

As the Caribbean's largest island, Cuba is already a popular tourist destination, with that popularity growing every year. AccorHotels looks set to capitalise on this, offering a larger range of options to travellers with the introduction of its SO/ brand. MP Hotels are also adding two new hotels in Cuba to their roster.

Cuba's hospitality industry is set to grow as AccorHotels and MP Hotels reveal plans to expand

AccorHotels looks set to expand its presence on the island of Cuba, offering new options to visitors with its SO/ brand. According to a report by HotelBusiness.com, AccorHotels plans to introduce SO/ Havana Paseo del Prado, a new address set to open in early 2020 in Havana. It will be the first SO/ property in the Americas region, and plans to showcase the brand’s “rebellious, immersive interpretation” of luxury travel.

Design is at the core of the SO/ brand. According to the company, the hotel will be located at the intersection of Paseo de Marti and Malecón, and will unfold as a “glamorous yet playful masterpiece”. Spanish fashion designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada has been involved in everything from the hotel’s emblem to the staff’s uniforms, ensuring artistry and inventiveness is at the centre of the hotel experience.

Plans for the hotel include five food and beverage outlets, a speciality restaurant and rooftop bar, and an exclusive chocolate café bar. As well as this, guests can also indulge in the lobby lounge and bar, as well as an all-day signature dining restaurant. The hotel will cover almost 54,000-sq.-ft, complete with 250 guestrooms, including 36 suites, over 10 stories.

The hotel also plans to cater to business guests, with three meeting rooms spanning approximately 2,100 sq. ft., as well as additional signature elements of the SO/ lifestyle such as the Just Say SO service and SO Parties.

As well as this, HotelBusiness.com reports that MP Hotels are also entering the Cuban market with two new hotels. The company now operates in 10 countries and four continents.

“We’re thrilled to add Labranda Varadero and Labranda Cayo Santa Maria to our increasing portfolio of hotels.”

Explained Roula Jouny, CEO of Meeting Point International, the parent company of MP Hotels. She continued:

“We plan on becoming a rising actor in the ongoing development of Cuba’s tourism sector, and are happy to strengthen our relationship with this island paradise.”

With their Varadero resort boasting 443 rooms, and their Labranda Cayo Santa Maria Resort almost doubling that with 800 rooms and suites, these resorts represent a substantial investment for MP Hotels in Cuba.

MP Hotels hopes that this expansion will make them a significant player in the hotels and resorts industry.

“We are aiming to achieve significant growth with our various MP Hotel brands over the next few years. I am excited about the work we are doing to turn MP Hotels into a strong global hotel group, and I look forward to enhancing the experiences provided at our existing properties.”

Commented Jouny.


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