STAMFORD, CT—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has opened Four Points Havana—the company’s first hotel in Cuba. The opening comes on the heels of the deals signed by Starwood in Cuba earlier this year, which established Starwood as the first U.S. based hospitality company to enter the market in nearly 60 years, according to the company.
Four Points Havana, owned by Grupo Hotelero Gaviota and managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts, offers 186 guestrooms, 1,000 sq. ft. of meeting facilities, full-service dining at Don Quixote, breakfast and lunch service at El Olivo, and poolside light bites.
Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, a business facility and a fully equipped spa, offering a variety of massage treatments and a sauna and steam bath. The hotel features the brand’s signature Best Brews, which offers local beers Cristal and Bucanero at the hotel’s lobby bar. It also offers WiFi throughout the hotel. The new Four Points is located in Havana’s Miramar district—a business and financial center that houses many international embassies, according to Starwood.
“The opening of Four Points Havana marks a monumental moment for not only the Four Points brand, but for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, solidifying its innovative, first-mover spirit,” said Brian McGuinness, SVP of specialty select brands for Starwood.
With more 200 hotels in nearly 40 countries around the world, Four Points comprises Starwood’s largest pipeline and continues to penetrate new markets globally. The brand is on track to expand its portfolio of rooms by more than 60% in the next five years.
Since the agreement was signed, Starwood has made significant life and safety upgrades to the property to ensure that it meets the company’s global standards. As of today, reservations at the property can be made through the company’s booking channels globally and SPG members may earn points for staying at the hotel and redeem points to stay.