Starwood Signs Deal For First US-Run Hotels In Cuba In Nearly 60 Years
The historic deal comes as officials are worried about the influx of tourists and the lack of infrastructure to support the growing numbers.By Bell Johnson | March 20, 2016
Starwood Hotels and Resorts has signed hotel deals in Cuba — the first American-based company to do so in nearly 60 years.
Three historic hotels are part of the expansion: Hotel Inglaterra, Hotel Quinta Avenida and Hotel Santa Isabel, which will all be undergoing renovations and rebranding later this year.
Currently, hotels in Cuba are state-run, but with the new merger, Starwood is planning to rebrand the hotels and staff them with locals.