Tue May 16, 2017 8:35 am (PDT) .
HAVANA, Cuba, May 16 (acn) Cubanacan group is currently in the process of
establishing nine joint ventures with foreign chains, for the construction
of four thousand rooms in Santa Maria del Mar and Santa Lucia, beaches
located in Havana and CamagÃ¼ey provinces, respectively.
According to Maria Isabel Gonzalez, Vice President of the company, the
portfolio of opportunities includes 12 other projects that will involve the
creation of new joint ventures for the development of hotels in Covarrubias
(Las Tunas), Havana and Santa Lucia.
According to Gonzalez, they also promote another 12 proposals under the
hotel management contracts modality, which is in line with the intention to
raise the standards in the presentation of services of Cuban facilities, in
alliance with experienced foreign chains.
Yesterday, during the South American Conference of Investment in Hotel and
Tourism (SAHIC), which ends today in this capital city, it was known that in
the current year, Cubanacan transferred the management of the hotels
Copacabana and Tropicoco , in Havana, to the Spanish firms Be Live and
That Cuban group also extended its relationship this month with SpainÂ´s
Iberostar chain, which will manage 650 rooms more in Santiago de Cuba,
Jardines del Rey, and the city of Gibara, in Holguin, presented as a tourist
destination in the recent International Tourism Fair.
Created in 1987, Cubanacan owns more than 90 hotels in Cuba, some of them
operating jointly with prestigious international chains such as MeliÃ¡,
Blau, Iberostar, Breezes and Blue Diamond.
Official data show that there are in Cuba 25 joint ventures in the tourism
area and there are 82 hotel management contracts with 19 foreign managers,
for a total of 41,000 rooms, which represents 62 percent of the existing
En camino nueve empresas mixtas mÃ¡s en sector turÃstico cubano
Abel GonzÃ¡lez AlayÃ³n
Chief-Editor Language Department
Cuban News Agency