GRAN HOTEL MANZANA KEMPINSKI, LA HABANA, CUBA
Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski
Calle San Rafael e/ Zulueta y Monserrate, La Habana Vieja, Havana,
Date of Creation
7th June 2017
Hotel General Manager
Mr. Xavier Destribats has been Member of Management Board of Kempinski Hotels S.A and Kempinski AG & Chief Operating Officer of The Americas since May 2017.. Mr. Destribats has been the Chief Operating Officer of The Americas and Member of Management Board at Kempinski AG since May 8, 2017. At the same time Mr. Destribats is the General Manager of Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, since the opening.
– New Oppening.
– Five Star Luxury.
– First Luxury Hotel in Cuba
GRAN HOTEL MANZANA KEMPINSKI
History & Story
La Manzana (apple) de Gómez, completed in 1917, it took the name of its owner, Andrés Gómez Mena. The plant is characterized by the two interior streets that cross it diagonally. It welcomes teaching centers, offices and shops.
It was constructed between 1916 and 1918, at the beginnings with single plant, and then four levels were added to the building and it was equipped with eight elevators; two for each of the streets that frame it. These floors, fragmented into 560 cubicles, were dedicated to offices, although the Pittman commercial academies on the second floor and Gregg on the fifth floor also operated on the Apple.
In one of those cubicles, the Ibero-American Culture Institution was established, presided by Mr. Fernando Ortiz, and not a few legations and consulates had their offices there. There were many law firms and also Carlos M. Palma’s magazine Show, which has a huge circulation in Cuba and throughout the Hispanic world; essential source to know the world of Cuban entertainment.
The first commercial complex in Havana that wanted to resemble those that already existed in large cities abroad, was built within the urbanization of Las Murallas, on the Calzada de Monte between Prado and Zulueta, in 1873. It was a modest set of 12 porticoes establishments of a single plant, united by a common front with corners in the mentioned streets. Some 20 years later, the second commercial building or bazaar would be built in Havana.
Once of being endowed with electric light in the late nineteenth century it was made even more remarkable by its nocturnal activity.
The restoration of the building began in 2014, after being approved by the National Commission of Monuments and the Master Plan of the Office of the Historian of the city; and on June 7, 2017 the Grand Hotel Manzana Kempinski was inaugurated in Havana, Cuba , first luxury hotel in Cuba and five stars plus in the country. The six-story facility has 246 keys, of which 196 are rooms and 50 are suites, as well as bars, restaurants, SPA and gym.
7th June 2017
Main Strengths, Special Touch
First luxury hotel in Cuba.
Calle San Rafael e/ Zulueta y Monserrate, La Habana Vieja, La Habana, Cuba
Key sites/activities in the area
The name Manzana, means apple, but also one (1) block, hence New York City is called The Big Apple.
Number of suites: 50
Junior Suite Hemingway – Large room with separate sitting area with a large sofa and 2 large. Overlooking the old city of Havana or patio. Maximum capacity: 3 persons. The Junior suites measure approx. 50 sq m / 538 sq feet. (20 Total)
Junior Suite Constante – Corner suite overlooking the old city of Havana and the famous Floridita´s Bar. Very spacious room with separate sitting area, This suite measure approx. 68 sq m / 732 sq feet and are connecting to a Gran Deluxe Twin room. (3 Total)
Suite Patio – Large living room with separate dining table and separate bedroom overlooking the patio. Maximum capacity: 3 persons. The Family suites measure approx. 72 sq m / 775 sq feet. (6 Total)
Suite Mezzanine – On two levels overlooking the old city of Havana. Maximum capacity: 2 persons. The Junior suites measure approx. 64 sq m / 689 sq feet. (10 Total)
Suite Esquina – Large suite overlooking the old city of Havana. Maximum capacity: 3 persons. This suite measure approx. 100 sq m / 1076 sq feet and are connecting to a Gran Deluxe Twin room. (10 Total)
Suite Presidential Lorca – Overlooking the Central Square and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Suite measures 150 sq m / 1615 sq feet. Very large living room with four large French doors, separate dining area, separate guest toilet as well as a small kitchenette. The suite connects to a Gran Deluxe Twin Room. Maximum capacity: 3 persons. (1 Total)
Number of Luxury rooms: 196
Patio Room – View to patio. Maximum capacity: 2 persons. The rooms measure approx. 38 sq m / 409 sq feet, some are connecting with other Patio. (71 Total – 40 King and 31 Twin)
Deluxe Room – Overlooking the old city of Havana. Maximum capacity: 2 persons. The rooms measure approx. 38 sq m / 409 sq feet, some are connecting with other Deluxe. (103 Total – 63 King and 40 Twin)
Gran Deluxe Room King – Overlooking the old city of Havana. Maximum capacity: 3 persons. The rooms measure approx. 55 sq m / 581 sq feet. (22 Total – 8 King and 14 Twin)
Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 246
Restaurants & Bars
Lobby Bar (“El Arsenal”): With a seating capacity for 102 persons between the couches and benches near the bar, and 44 on the external terrace, makes the interior design like a mix of old and new architectural styles living in a perfect harmony. Offer will be based on international cocktails and snacks 24 hours a day. Coffee and a special selection of pastry from the house.
Cigar Bar (Evocación): Located on the first floor besides lobby, with a great view of Central Park, Alicia Alonso Theater and Capitol Building this Bar is especially decorated inspired on the Habanos culture and production. Ideal for after-dinner meetings or interactive presentations about the spectacular and glamorous world of Habano. We will have the most complete selection of Cuban Brands, but our outstanding fortress is the personalized and high quality staff with the 2 times Habano-Sommelier world champion as protagonist. Room capacity is 58 seats indoor with natural or air conditioning ventilation depending of needs and surrounded by 8 balconies.
Constante Bar: Also located on the first floor in a strategic position just in front of the most famous Cuban Bar, El Floridita. Constante´s Bar name is a tribute to the creator of Daiquiri. Specialized on traditional Cuban Cocktails made with about 10 awarded national rums brands, as only bar in the area that use just two of them. Interior design is inspired in the classical urban landscapes in a vintage environment. Perfect space for lovers of cocktails and tapas at any time of the day. Room capacity is 31 seats indoor
International (“Confluencias”) and Gourmet Restaurants (“El Regidor”) : These two restaurants have been projected on the same area, connected by a hall. But even when are so close each one has its own personality. Open for breakfast as a refined buffet may offer service together for a total of 198 guest seating indoor and 20 in a terrace located to the interior of the building. It count with a wide wine stock with one of the most complete selection of famous houses from the new and old world. For dinner can be used as buffet or a la carte, depending of needs. (110 Seats indoor)
Traditional Cuban recipes are rethink with new ingredients and cooking techniques in order to offer a new creation with the same essence of its inspiratory. (86 Seats indoor).
Pool Terrace and Snack Bar (“El Surtidor”) : It is a privilege and a real show to be at the panoramic pool terrace, place where city view and endless pool becomes one. Modern lighting and contemporary furnishing is a contrast between the luxury and the ancient but captivating Old Havana in front of guest eyes. Our beverage offer is full of fresh fruits cocktails, with or without alcohol. Refreshing and fruity white, rose and Ice Cava married with all sort of snacks and salads. This place is perfect to be used at any time of the day.
Panoramic Restaurant (“San Cristóbal”): This beautiful restaurant specialized on Caribbean Sea Food share main role of cuisine with spectacular Havana´s View. A sort of fresh and light plates elaborated with carefully selected species from Tropical Seas are the main attractive. Personalized and professional service team is our guaranty of success. This restaurant and its terrace can also be used for VIP breakfast taking advantage of the magnificent views of Havana Sunrise. (100 seats indoor, 60 on the outdoor terrace)
SPA « ALBEAR » : On the 6th floor, include for our clients the gym, ice pool, vapor bath, sauna and hydro massage pool; as well as has more than ten types of treatments, manicure, pedicure, and hair style, with extra payments.
Swimming Pool « Bella Habana »: On the rooftop, whit capacity for 40 persons, and that´s the reason of only our guests can use it, beautiful views can be enjoyed from the pool.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Progreso A and Progreso B can be used together or by separate, because they have a moved wall.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
2016 WORLD TRAVEL AWARD CUBA´S LEADING SUITE
Number of employees