It is expected that 3,000 new rooms will be added before the end of 2016 to the close to 66,000 the Caribbean country’s hotel plant has.
In an interview granted to national television, Minister of Tourism Manuel Marrero announced that it is expected that the five-star Manzana Hotel, in Havana’s historic center, will open by the end of the year.
The minister explained that 21 new foreign investment projects with several chains interested in managing hotels and granting financing for the repair of several installations are in different development stages, and underlined that the execution of a hotel construction program, especially in the group of cays to the north of the island, Varadero, Holguín are marching at a good pace, which makes it possible to face the growth Cuban tourism is experiencing.
Marrero announced new cruise operations for the next winter season. Several routes are being reinitiated in October and others will join, like those of Royal Caribbean from the United States.
He stressed the priority being given to raising the quality in the sector, which is why coordinated work is underway with the sectors that contribute productions and services to guarantee the demand with diversity and competitiveness.