European-style comfort: first Kempinski hotel in Cuba


Photos: Kempinski Hotels

Havana is a top travel destination. Life is pulsating in the largest Caribbean metropolis with 2.1 million inhabitants. Colorful old-timers and magnificent buildings from bygone days characterise the cityscape as well as lively cafés and a multifaceted nightlife. The old town is particularly full of life and was already declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1982.

Right in the heart of this bustling city is the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana. This is the luxury hotel group’s first 5-star property anywhere in the American market. When furnishing the hotel, great attention was paid to luxurious details and this extends equally to the spacious bathrooms. After a long day in the vibrant capital, hotel guests can unwind with a relaxing bath.


The hotel building – the Manzana de Gómez – was once the first European-style department store in Cuba. With the arrival of the luxury hotel, the building’s fame and past glory is restored and guests are treated to an exceptional degree of comfort. The 246 rooms and suites, furnished in modern style, have extra high ceilings and some feature floor-to-ceiling French doors so that guests can enjoy  breathtaking views across the historical city centre.


For the bathtubs, the hotel planners have chosen products from Kaldewei: the Classic Duo Oval and Classic Duo Oval Wide bathtubs, created by the illustrious Milan design studio, Sottsass Associati. Both models, made out od steel enamel, are showing an unfussy elegance and balanced lines.