Starwood Hits Milestone with First Hotel in Cuba

The hospitality giant becomes the first U.S. company to enter the country in more than 50 years.

By Bogdan Odagescu, Associate Editor

Four Points by Sheraton Havana
Four Points by Sheraton Havana

HavanaStarwood Hotels & Resorts has become the first U.S.-based hospitality company to open a hotel in Cuba in more than 50 years with the debut of Four Points by Sheraton Havana. The 186-key property is owned by Grupo Hotelero Gaviotaand and will be managed by Starwood.

Located in Havana’s Miramar district at 76-80 Quinta Avenida (5th Ave.), Four Points Havana is located 7 miles away from many government offices, including the embassies of Canada, France, Germany, U.S. and Spain. Within a 40-minute ride from the José Martí International Airport, the six-story property offers 180 smoke-free guestrooms and six suites.

The property showcases two restaurants, 24-hour lobby bar, snack bar, coffee shop and cigar bar. Services include a beauty parlor, 24-hour fitness center, fully equipped spa, outdoor pool, in-room massage treatments, free valet parking, free downtown shuttle and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

“We are thrilled to once again be pioneers with our groundbreaking entry into Cuba, offering our guests a way to stay with Starwood in this sought after destination … As one of the most successful brands in the Latin America region, the Four Points brand’s aggressive footprint—18 hotels in nine countries—caters to business travelers from around the world,” said Jorge Giannattasio, SVP & chief of Latin America operations for Starwood, in prepared remarks.

Image courtesy of Starwood Hotels & Resorts