Marks First U.S. Based Hospitality Company to Enter Cuba in Nearly 60 Years
POINT 1: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announced a historic milestone with the opening of Four Points Havana—the company’s first hotel in Cuba—representing a watershed moment for the fast-growing Four Points brand. The opening comes on the heels of the groundbreaking deals signed by Starwood in Cuba earlier this year, which established Starwood as the first U.S. based hospitality company to enter the market in nearly 60 years. Four Points Havana, owned by Grupo Hotelero Gaviotaand managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts, caters to the global traveler with an emphasis on approachable design and stylish comfort.
POINT 2: Four Points Havana offers 186 spacious guest rooms, 1,000 square feet of market-leading meeting facilities, full-service dining at Don Quixote, breakfast and lunch service at El Olivo, and poolside light bites. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, a business facility and a fully equipped spa, offering a variety of massage treatments and a sauna and steam bath. The hotel features the brand’s signature Best Brews offering refreshing local beers Cristal and Bucanero at the hotel’s lobby bar. It also offers Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The new Four Points is located in Havana’s Miramar district—a business and financial center which houses many international embassies.
POINT 3: “We are thrilled to once again be pioneers with our groundbreaking entry into Cuba, offering our guests a way to stay with Starwood in this sought after destination,” said Jorge Giannattasio, Starwood’s Senior Vice President and Chief of Latin America Operations. “As one of the most successful brands in the Latin America region, the Four Points brand’s aggressive footprint—18 hotels in 9 countries—caters to business travelers from around the world. We are confident that it will be a perfect fit for this dynamic market.”
“The opening of Four Points Havana marks a monumental moment for not only the Four Points brand, but for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, solidifying its innovative, first-mover spirit,” said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President of Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. “With its uncomplicated comfort and reinvented travel experience, Four Points Havana will be the ideal choice for global travelers as they experience Havana’s colorful history, rich architecture and unparalleled culture.”
POINT 4: With over 200 hotels in nearly 40 countries around the world, Four Points boasts Starwood’s largest pipeline and continues to penetrate new markets, globally. The brand is on track to expand its portfolio of rooms by more than 60% in the next five years.
Since the agreement was signed, Starwood has made significant life & safety upgrades to the property to ensure that it meets the company’s global standards. As of today, reservations at the property can be made through the company’s booking channels globally and SPG members may earn points for staying at the hotel and redeem points to stay. Travelers from the United States must meet all of the travel requirements established by the U.S. government. Four Points by Sheraton Havana will continue to undergo upgrades and improvements over the next few months, as we seek to deliver the best in business experiences to which our guests are accustomed.