Cuba holidays at Havana’s Copacabana hotel in the sophisticated neighbourhood of Miramar, are once again open at full capacity as the hotel is ready to re-open the 70 rooms that had been closed down for over three years as part of a remodelling project.
Operated by the island’s Cubanacan Group, all the new room facilities are expected to be ready by next summer for the delight of many mid-year travellers taking Cuba holidays during this peak time.
In the meantime the hotel will remain partially opened with a capacity of 44 recently renovated rooms that, at the beginning of last year were fitted with new in-room amenities and furniture.
Fidel Garcia, the hotel's director, told ACN News that the rest of the rooms and facilities that still remain closed are expected to be ready for the prospect of an increase in the number of incoming tourists taking Cuba holidays next summer, which will bring the hotel’s capacity level to total of 168 standard double rooms.
Garcia added that the investment plan covers the remodelling of the hotel’s Ipanema Club that includes a reception room, a cafeteria and a bar.
In January 2009, the Copacabana was partially opened as one of the Cuba hotels in the Havana district of Miramar, offering tourists with 44 rooms, fully remodelled and fitted out with new beds, TV sets, air conditioning systems, mini-bars, curtains, bed linen and safety boxes.
Potential travellers looking at taking Cuba holidays here can look forward to a range of other brand new facilities refurbished at the hotel, including the Tucan buffet restaurant, the D´Oporto Pizzeria, the lobby bar, the gym, the swimming pool, the snack bar, the tennis courts and the terrace.
In addition to all this, the hotel now also has a Cyber Cafe offering 24-hour internet service, a car rental desk, a tourism information office and an International Diving Centre, sponsored by the nearby Cuban Marlin Marinas which provides courses with diving certificates that are internationally recognised.
The 3-star Copacabana Hotel was first inaugurated with 88 rooms in 1955, during which time Americans flooded the country as the giant neighbour with the highest number of visitors taking Cuba holidays. After an extensive reconstruction program to increase its capacity, the hotel reopened in 1992 with its current 168 rooms.
Nowadays, its guests are mostly from Spain, Mexico and Italy, according to sales deputy director Vivian Vera, who noted the interest of the hotel’s staff in making the facilities at this property the best ones in its category in Havana City.