A Visit to Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana; Graeme Green; Luxury Travel Magazine

Cuba – Old Havana and its Fortification System

There’s been plenty of change in Cuba since 2014’s ‘Cuban thaw’. Under President Obama, relations between the Caribbean island and the United States started to warm up, after 54 years of famously stormy relations between the two countries.

Tourists have flocked to the country since then. Although there’s been some uncertainty and a drop in numbers under President Trump, many travelers are still coming to Cuba and, in particular, the capital, Havana, to experience streets filled with colorful classic cars, rum, cigars, lively Afro-Cuban music and plenty more.

One of the more recent changes is the opening in June 2017 of Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, a new 5-star luxury hotel right in the heart of Havana’s UNESCO-listed Old Town. It’s around a 20-minute drive from Havana’s international airport to the hotel, but the city starts making an impression immediately.

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