HAVANA,Jan 15 (acn) With the management of Memories Miramar Havana and the Monte Habana aparthotel, the Canadian firm Blue Diamond now focuses on tourists traveling to Cuba for business reasons or conferences.
After four years of encouraging results with the sun and beach modality with products aimed at families, weddings and honeymoons, the hotel division began operations on January 1st in Havana, where the country’s most important meetings are held.
According to representatives of Blue Diamond’s Cuba division, recent incorporations in the capital will make it possible to enrich and complement tourist offers, which today include some 10 hotels and close to 6,000 rooms in Varadero, Holguin and the Santa Mari and Coco cays. Recently, Blue Diamond also announced the introduction in the island of a new brand, Starfish, designed for leisure trips and with more economic offers as compared to its other two lines, Memories and Royalton.
Two hotels now show that new brand, the Starfish Cuatro Palmas, in Varadero, and the Satarfish Cayo Santa Maria, in northern Villa Clara. Blue Diamond also assumed, recently, the administration and commercialization of Memories Holguin –previously Riu Playa Turquesa-, a four-star hotel of 531 rooms located in Yaraguanal Beach, Guardalavaca. With these five incorporations, the hotel division expands operations in Cuba to 12 hotels and almost 7,000 rooms, thus occupying the second position on the list of foreign hotel chains with the greatest presence and prestige in this destination, after the Spanish Melia.