Valentine's Day in Habana, to celebrate the romantic meeting at the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski. The most luxurious hotel in the Cuban capital

Valentine’s Day in Habana, to celebrate the romantic meeting at the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski. The most luxurious hotel in the Cuban capital

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Despite the current delicate situation due to Covid and consequently it spreads throughout the world, with hospitality and travel, we remain the only luxury hotel open in Havana, the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski, creates the conditions for a romantic Valentine’s Day celebration.

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La Habana, Cuba.

Xavier Destribats: we would like to offer our valued guests a romantic moment

We are not only one of the few open hotels in the city, but also one of the few restaurants which remain open these days. “Even though occupancy is a long way from what we hoped for, we would like to offer our esteemed guests a romantic moment with their beloved ones in an ideal setting on our beautiful terrace. As the place to be in the heart of La Habana, we are happy to see so many residents and locals during the last few weeks flocking into our facilities to enjoy a drink by the pool or an elegant dinner with views. The curfew is still part of the governmental rules, but visitors have adapted their dining and drinking habits to an earlier time than usual.” states Xavier Destribats, Chief Operating Officer The Americas Kempinski Hotels and General Manager of the hotel in La Habana.

Our Valentine’s Day proposal

The special St Valentine’s dinners are starting at 6:00pm (lunch at 12:00 noon) and include a five-course menu with a welcome drink at USD 55 per person. Cuban residents who are eager to stay overnight are invited to experience a staycation package in a double room for the night of 13 or 14 February, which comes with the Valentine’s dinner and a breakfast for two at USD 360.
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About Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana

Cuba’s first five-star luxury hotel centrally located in the heart of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Features include 246 rooms and suites, six restaurants and bars, a world-class spa and wellness facility, as well as panoramic views of the historic city centre. Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana is a revival of the former Manzana de Gómez site, the first European-style shopping arcade in Cuba, rich with history dating back more than 100 years.

About Kempinski

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 78 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.

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Carlo Ingegno

Nato a Napoli, trasferitosi per amore a Buenos Aires dove la bella Patricia gli regala ben 4 figli. Negli anni ‘80 torna in Italia, a Milano, questa volta per lavoro in Rcs dove si occupa di immagine e grafica. Inoltre viaggia, fotografa e scrive storie dal mondo con approccio esplorativo sempre attento ai dettagli. Oggi dirige Agenda Viaggi con un gruppo di persone molto speciali. Vive da qualche anno con sua moglie Raffaella e la gatta Misha a Verzimo, un paesino del XI sec. in provincia di Vercelli, in una casa piccola, soleggiata, per metà ristrutturata, un giardino incolto e mobili tutti diversi per epoche e stili, come la vecchia tavola da surf testimone di lunghe cavalcate sulle onde in California o come l’eccentrico menù del caffè Granola a Copenaghen, la foto scattata alla cisterna di vetro colorata a Dumbo, Brooklyn, dell’artista Tom Fruin, e le belle stampe che immortalano la piacevole solitudine sulla spiaggia di Margate nella contea del Kent in Inghilterra.