Above: Cayo Coco, Cuba
By the Cuba Journal staff
Accor Hotels is continuing its expansion in Cuba.
The company announced this week plans for a Pullman Cayo Coco hotel, following the signing of a management contract with the country’s Ministry of Tourism.
The 518-room property (which will include 40 suites) will be located on Las Colorados beach; it’s slated to open in November.
Most crucially, the hotel will be the first in Cuba to offer Wi-Fi in all of its rooms.
“Accor has been present in Cuba for nearly twenty years and we have been effective in forging trusting and lasting relations with our local partner Gran Caribe,” said Jean-Philipope Claret, Accor’s senior vice president of operations for Mexico. “The Pullman Cayo Coco will enrich Cuba’s offer of hotels in the upscale segment which has real development potential.”
Accor is also building a 218-room Sofitel in Havana.
The company already manages the Mercure Sevilla Havane in the capital and the Mercure Playa de Oro in Varadero.