Cuba’s First Bona Fide 5-Star Hotel Has Arrived; Alex Lauer; Inside Hook

Cuba – Old Havana and its Fortification System

Cigar sommeliers and rooftop pools over Old Havana? Count us in.

When President Obama eased travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba in 2014, everybody and their mother wanted a direct flight to Havana. Then Trump happened, revived restrictions and it became one giant headache all over again.

One reason to fight through the red tape, when there are simpler Caribbean islands to jet off too? Six words: Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana.

The capital city accommodations have the distinct honor of being the country’s first five-star luxury hotel to open since the U.S. re-opened the border.

For those interested in an authentic Cuban experience, the hotel is located in Old Havana “in a 100-year old European-style shopping arcade,” writes Uncrate. Five stars? Check. UNESCO World Heritage Site? Check.

But what about the digs?

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