Meliá Cuba Now Managing 4 Hotels In Cienfuegos & Camagüey
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
The Jagua hotel in Cienfuegos
Meliá Hotels International Cuba is now managing four hotels in two of the island's important heritage cities, Cienfuegos and Camagüey.
The company, which says it is consolidating its presence in the island's key destinations,
from east to west, is starting off 2018 with a firm commitment to the circuit segment – those travelling to key sites around the island -- and to cultural heritage tourism in two cities recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.
By 2019, two more Meliá-branded hotels will be added to these destinations.
Both Cienfuegos and Camagüey are known for their charming historical centres and well-preserved traditions, making them particularly appealing to those seeking a different tourist experience in the Caribbean.
In Cienfuegos, on 1JAN, Meliá began operating the Jagua and La Unión hotels, and the fully renovated Meliá San Carlos will open its doors in the near future.
The hotel Jagua, which includes the villas Casa Verde, Casa Perla and Palacio Azul,
will be undergoing improvements to adapt it to the standards of Meliá’s INNSIDE brand.
The hotel La Unión will be adapted to the standards of the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand and, upon completion of this work, it will become the Meliá La Unión.
Also on 1JAN, Meliá began operating The Gran Hotel and the hotel Colón in Camagüey. The company will soon increase its presence in this heritage city with the management of the hotel Camagüey, also under the INNSIDE brand.
Both the Gran Hotel and the hotel Colón will be adapted to the standards of the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand, and will then become the Meliá Gran Hotel and Meliá Colón.
Meliá says these openings represent an important step in connecting east to west, and on the route between the resorts of Jardines del Rey and Holguín.
The company says the expansion opens new horizons to Cuban tourism nd and will appeal to emerging travel segments interested in a greater cultural and social offer.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.