A five star hotel to be built near Havana’s Intl. Airport
The construction of a five star hotel near the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana stands out among the new business proposals included in the portfolio of foreign investment of the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur).
This project responds to the growing demand for accommodation in the Cuban capital, increasingly popular among vacationers from around the world, and to the increase of flights to Cuba.
Coming mainly from the United States, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany, one million 685,381 visitors arrived at the Jose Marti International Airport in 2015, representing an increase of 21 percent compared to the previous year.
Due to the growing interest in Cuba as tourist destination, some airlines strengthen their presence, like the German Air Berlin, which incorporated since May two weekly flights between Düsseldorf and the city of Havana, for a total of five operations each month during the summer.
Recently the U.S. Department of Transportation approved the requests of six local airlines to operate direct regular flights to Havana before the end of the year, even though the citizens of that nation cannot travel to Cuba as vacationers because of the restrictions of the embargo.