Kempinski opens second address in Havana

Cuban landmark converted into stylish Gran Hotel Bristol in La Habana

The all-new Gran Hotel Bristol has opened. Located in the heart of Cuba’s capital, Havana, the property is steps away from the National Capitol Building (El Capitolio) and within walking distance of the hotspots and hidden gems of the Cuban capital.

Positioned between Old Havana (La Habana Vieja) and Centro Habana, Gran Hotel Bristol is designed as an urban escape for the modern traveller. Inspired by the legendary Art Deco style of the 1930s, the 162 comfortable guestrooms’ interiors are stylishly appointed with bright accents, clean lines and contemporary furnishings.

“We are very excited about our second location in Havana. It is a great asset for Kempinski Hotels portfolio, with its Art Deco-style interiors, nonchalant atmosphere and superb location. Gran Hotel Bristol offers a different take on the boutique lifestyle hotel, and the quirky Cuban culture is reflected in the most genuine service,” said Xavier Destribats, Chief Operating Officer The Americas and Member of the Management Board of Kempinski Hotels.

Commenting on the new hotel, General Manager Thierry Brinté added, “Havana’s rich and vibrant cultural landscape was the biggest inspiration for Gran Hotel Bristol. Transformation of this stylish new hotel was truly a labour of love and dedication. Our guests and residents will be immersed in an exclusive lifestyle experience, where relaxed urban vibes and culinary mastery breathe new life into this historical building.”

The hotel offers four dining experiences including two unique restaurants, El Capitolio and El Diamante. For a casual fare with impressive National Capitol Building views, El Capitolio restaurant serves breakfast and dinner in a stylish and bright dining room, and offers alfresco dining on the rooftop terrace, while El Diamante restaurant and bar boasts panoramic views of Old Havana, serving Latin tapas and light snacks throughout the day. Pasos Perdidos lobby bar is an ideal spot to start or finish a day. Open throughout the day, the lobby bar serves a choice of daily continental or traditional Cuban breakfast with a freshly brewed cup of Cuban latte, also known as café con leche, and the lunch menu highlight is a healthy and nutritious poke bowl made with locally sourced ingredients. Come nightfall, the trendy bar invites guests to indulge in a nightcap. Global cuisine awaits at La Muralla Club, which will open its door in late March. The menu will feature a wide selection of traditional and burgers, and chicken wings complemented by an extensive variety of beers and crafted cocktails.

A destination of its own, the rooftop pool is destined to be one of the most iconic spots in Havana. Guests can enjoy a refreshing swim with panoramic views over the city, or admire the reflection of the golden dome of El Capitolio while lounging poolside and sipping one of the handcrafted cocktails.

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