Cuba Calling: a New Luxury Hotel Opens in Havana

Once considered a city frozen in time, Havana is welcoming a wave of contemporary developers set on bringing the Cuban capital into the 21st century. Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has launched a new luxury hotel in the heart of the city

Be one of the first to visit Iberostar’s first hotel in Cuba, with a handsome cigar bar and an infinity pool overlooking the city 

To mark the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, and the 25th anniversary of Iberostar’s first hotel in Cuba, the hotel group has opened its 20th, and most luxurious, property to date – in the heart of the Cuban capital.

The Iberostar Grand Packard comprises 321 rooms and suites, and boasts a selection of luxury services and facilities, including a concierge service, an indoor and an outdoor pool, and a state-of-the-art spa. For those who want to do more than relax during their stay, the hotel offers a range of activities, such as shopping in the resort’s mall, working out in the fitness room, and dancing along to live DJs and dance shows in true Havana style.

As well as comfortable rooms, great entertainment and lavish amenities, the Grand Packard also offers delectable dining in the form of Cuban cuisine at its gourmet restaurant. For those who want something a little different, the hotel’s Mediterranean and tapas restaurants offer an array of delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition to being spoilt for dining choices, guests also have a choice of four bars in which to enjoy a drink (or two).

Ideally located next to the city’s most recognisable buildings, such as the National Capitol Building and the Velasco Palace, the hotel is well-placed for exploring this captivating city. Walk through the picturesque areas of Old Havana – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and admire its buildings and monuments, visit the historical sites, including the famous Partágas Cigar Factory, watch a spectacular sunset from the Malecón esplanade, or go for a drive in a vintage Cuban car.

The Iberostar Grand Packard is priced from £239 per person per night, iberostar.com

This article has been created in partnership with Iberostar