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Melia Cohiba to Host International Gastronomic Seminar Next Month

The Melia Cohiba hotel in Havana will be hosting the International Gastronomic Seminar this July 2011, which will focus on the development of the restaurant industry in the Caribbean as well as the food offerings within the Cuba holidays sector.

Melia Cohiba to Host International Gastronomic Seminar Next Month

One of the most popular hotels to enjoy Havana in your Cuba holiday, the 5 star Melia Cohiba, will be hosting the International Gastronomic Seminar next month. The topics for discussion will be focused on the development of the restaurant industry in the Caribbean and Cuba.

The seminar will be attended by food and drink manufacturers and distributors, chefs, bar tenders, managers of independent restaurants and hotel restaurants, restaurant staff members, business people and executives from the tourism and service-related sector.

During the event, which takes place on 19th to 21st July 2011 in the heart of Cuba capital city, Havana, there will be tasting and pairing sessions, keynote speeches, and discussions and lectures on a range of topics from creative menus, drinking and smoking in restaurants, Caribbean and Cuban gastronomy, and service within restaurants.

Melia Cohiba and is open to participants from all restaurants in Cuba and the Caribbean who are looking to showcase the typical dishes of their regions. The Melia Cohiba hotel is situated in the upmarket Vedado neighborhood in Havana, and is a popular choice for travellers taking holidays in Cuba due to its close proximity to the renowned Malecon promenade and the Plaza de la Revolucion.

The five-star property’s modern stone and glass façade stands out from surrounding traditional buildings and Cuba hotels. The hotel has 462 guest rooms, many of which have ocean views, including 342 double rooms, 60 Suites, 39 Junior Suites, and 21 Senior Suites that each feature whirlpools.

The hotel provide tourists with comfortable furnishings and modern room amenities including air conditioning, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, Internet access, mini-bar, safe, and 24-hour room service.

Facilities at the Melia Cohiba hotel include an outdoor pool with whirlpool and solarium; squash courts and fitness centre with sauna and massages, a beauty salon and hairdresser, shopping centre, business centre and meeting and banqueting facilities.

The Melia Cohiba hotel boasts a selection of gourmet restaurants where travellers can indulge in delicious local and international cuisine during their holidays to Cuba. Guests can choose from the Restaurant Plaza Habana which offers buffet-style menus, themed nights and live entertainment; Restaurant La Piazza with Italian specialities; Restaurant El Abanico with fine dining and Mediterranean cuisine; and La Brasa Restaurant/Grill which features international dishes.

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