Kempinski to add second Cuban property

George Sell By George Sell
17 May 2019 | Updated 17 May 2019

Cuba: Kempinski, which debuted its five-star Gran Manzana Hotel Kempinski in Havana in 2017, will be opening a resort on Cayo Guillermo.

The Cayo Guillermo Resort Kempinski is already under construction and will open this year, the company said in a statement.

The highlight of the 245-unit hotel will be a collection of six overwater villas, all of which will have private pools.

The majority of the rooms will boast ocean views; the property will be set directly on Playa Pilar beach.

The hotel will be what Kempinski is calling Cuba's first "non all-inclusive resort hotel" with a spirit "inspired by Ernest Hemingway's legacy."

The company is partnering with Cuba's state tourism company Gaviota, on the resort.

A statement said: "With Gran Hotel Mazana Kempinski, we introduced the concept of luxury hospitality to the city of Havana and are honoured to have also been selected as management company for the first ever luxury resort in the country. We are proud of the strong partnership we have built with Grupo de Turismo Gaviota and look forward to replicating our accomplishments in Havana, where we look back on particularly successful first two years of operation."

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