HAVANA, Aug. 25th The Canadian hotel chain Blue Diamond Resorts announced the opening on September 1 of the Mystique Hotel Regis Habana by Royalton hotel, which will be part of the Royalton Luxury Resorts boutique hotels.
The boutique hotel, located on Paseo del Prado and owned by the Gaviota Tourism Group -of the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (MINFAR)- will have 61 rooms for adults only and five different room categories.
“Each modern luxury room will feature beautiful 1900s detail such as a hat and cane hangers. Sleek soaking tubs, rain showers and art-deco mirrors are also some of the features guests will find in their rooms,” says a statement released by the chain.
Blue Diamond Resorts points out that the clients of the facility will have “Wi-Fi in all areas, RFID bracelets that work as room keys, capsule coffee machines, station and USB ports in the room.”
The property’s common areas include a lobby bar, a restaurant with views of Paseo del Prado, and a rooftop with a café-restaurant overlooking the boardwalk.
At the beginning of August, the Canadian hotel chain Blue Diamond Resorts already announced that it will manage the iconic Hotel Inglaterra from November.
In recent days, the Canadian company assumed the management and marketing of the Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado hotel, the first of the chain with the Royalton brand in the city.
The five-star facility, with 250 rooms and located on the corner of San Lázaro and Malecón avenues, was inaugurated in 2019 and was managed until now by the French chain Accor.
Since launching into the hospitality industry in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has become the fastest-growing hotel management company in the Caribbean.
In Cuba they manage hotels in Havana, Varadero, Trinidad, Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa María. Among the hotel facilities they manage are the Royalton Hicacos, Royalton Cayo Santa María, Grand Memories Santa María, Grand Memories Varadero, Mystique Casa Perla, Mystique Trinidad La Popa, Memories Flamenco and Memories Paraíso.
Almost 80 thousand hotel rooms in Cuba
There are currently several hotels under construction in Cuba despite the fact that the government assures that it lacks the resources to invest in areas of social impact such as public health, food production, and housing, the latter sector in which only complies with 33% of the planned annual plan.
One of the most relevant projects underway is the construction in El Vedado, in the Plaza de la Revolución municipality, of what will be the tallest hotel in Cuba, a building that has not been without controversy for various reasons.
In July, the Cuban Minister of Tourism, Juan Carlos García Granda, reported that the country has almost 80,000 hotel rooms and confirmed that they intend to continue building.
The minister specified that the hotel sector in Cuba currently amounts to 78,862 rooms throughout the country and that 74% of them are 4 and 5-star categories.
García also reiterated that the ministry he directs maintains the goal of receiving 2.5 million visitors in 2022.
In recent days, the Cuban government announced that, despite the generalized crisis in the country, it will invest millions of dollars in more than 150 projects for tourism purposes, including the construction of water parks, dolphinariums and golf courses for foreigners.