The Gran Hotel Manzana in Havana, Cuba

Americans have been visiting Cuba more than ever before with the lifting of travel restrictions to the country. And, why not? The country is resplendent with white sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, quaint towns, notable architecture, the best cigars, and arguably the finest collection of working muscle cars in the world. With a visit to Havana on everyone’s travel list, you’ll want your visit to stand out. To do so, you’ll need to stay at The Gran Hotel Manzana.

Elegant Rooms

 

The Gran Hotel Manzana in Havana, Cuba
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With high ceilings and updated, modern decor, the rooms of The Gran Hotel Manzana are stocked with all of the finest in luxury amenities. Opt for a larger accommodation like a suite, and you’ll have a sitting area and possibly French doors or a sleeping loft. For the most luxurious experience, though, you’ll want to inquire about the Suite Presidential Lorca.

Historical Building

 

The Gran Hotel Manzana in Havana, Cuba
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Cuba’s first new five-star hotel has been carved out of a very historically-relevant building in Havana. The Manzana de Gómez building took more than 10 years to construct with crews working from 1894 until 1917 and began as Cuba’s first European-style shopping arcade (the shopping mall of the time). With the addition of a school, offices, and theaters, the Manzana de Gómez building was central to Havana’s economic and entertainment scenes.

Luxurious Spa

 

The Gran Hotel Manzana in Havana, Cuba
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With 10,000 square feet of the hotel dedicated to the Spa Albear, this European-style spa has eight treatment rooms, a thermal bathing area, fitness center, a lounging room inside with gorgeous views, and a sun terrace with even more spectacular views. The treatments at Spa Albear are more than treatments, they prefer to refer to them as experiences, and experience them you will.

Rooftop Pool

 

The Gran Hotel Manzana in Havana, Cuba
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The best luxury hotels have the best rooftop pools and, while unexpected, the rooftop Bella Habana Pool at The Gran Hotel Manzana is sleek, modern, and a stark contrast to the setting it overlooks. Beat the Cuban heat with a dip in the pool or soak up the Cuban sun in this setting that is pure paradise.

Cheers to Cuba

 

The Gran Hotel Manzana in Havana, Cuba
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While you’re enjoying the pool, you may want to imbibe in a tropical cocktail from the El Surtidor Bar which is poolside, or maybe later, you’ll want to have a drink before dinner at El Arsenal Lobby Lounge and Bar, or a nightcap at the Constante Bar. You are, however, in Cuba, so a cigar would be in order as would a visit to the Evocación Tobacco Lounge. If you’re a lover of a cigar lounge, read about our picks for exclusive cigar lounges for connoisseurs.

Diverse Cuisine

 

The Gran Hotel Manzana in Havana, Cuba
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Starting at breakfast at Confluencias with their hearty buffet and ending your day at San Cristobal Panoramic Restaurant for dinner, the cuisine at The Gran Hotel Manzana is as delicious as it is diverse. From light plates to full entrees, the chefs focus on celebrating the tropics through their food.

The time to travel to Cuba is now and The Gran Hotel Manzana is the place to stay, relax, indulge, and enjoy the luxury of Cuba’s first new five-star hotel.

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