First U.S. managed hotel begins operating in Cuba

Havana’s newly named Four Points by Sheraton, the first U.S. managed hotel in Cuba in over 50 years, begin operations today, June 29, under the administration of the Starwood chain, in association with Cuban state enterprise Gaviota.

Located in the capital’s Miramar neighborhood, the establishment formerly known as the Hotel Quinta Avenida is one of two in the capital to be managed by the chain as part of an administration contract signed between Starwood and Cuba, the first of its kind since 1959, and announced on the eve of President Obama’s visit to the island last March.

According to company sources speaking to EFE, since June 28 the hotel has been functioning under its new name, while those wishing to stay at the establishment can now book online via the hotel’s official website.

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