Kempinski Set to Open First Havana Hotel
If you want glamour and just a whiff of bling in old Havana, head to the luxury Kempinski Hotel which was created out of the historic Manzana de Gómez building. 246 luxury rooms and suites ranging from 40 to 150 square meters with ceiling heights of four to five meters. A fabulous slightly surreal rooftop terrace and swimming pool offer great views over the old city. There is an on-site spa, three restaurants, a lobby bar, a Cohiba Atmosphere cigar lounge and a business centre. The position is the best.
TIP: Leave the glamour for a moment and head over the Central Park to the terrace of the Telegrafo hotel. Sip, or swig, frozen Daiquiris and smoke a great Upmann half corona for about $3.50 from the quaint tucked away cigar shop of the Inglaterra hotel, 1 block up from the Telegrafo. Count a million old Classic cars and watch the fascinating ‘rush hour’ at sun down.