TORONTO — Gaviota Tourism Group President Carlos Latuff and Vice President Frank Oltuski are in Toronto and Montreal this week to let their Canadian industry partners know all about Gaviota’s projects, investments and hotel grand openings across Cuba.
Representing over 50% of hotel properties in the country, Gaviota continues to achieve a 12% annual growth rate in accommodation capacity. The company plans to maintain this upward trend by continuing to honour its high standards in innovation, renovation, and guest services, and says it is deeply involved in the growth and expansion of Cuba’s booming hotel industry.
Gaviota represents Meliá Hotels International, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, Blue Diamond Resorts, Valentin Hotels, Kempinski Hotels, Banyan Tree, Sercotel Hotels, MGM Muthu Hotels, AccorHotels and more, comprising approximately 90% of the company’s lodging capacities.
By the end of 2018, Gaviota properties will incorporate a total of 3,000 new rooms and 33,200 redesigned rooms across 93 locations.
To provide better quality destinations for all guests, Gaviota is investing in its facilities to prepare for the upcoming vacation season.
At a media lunch yesterday in Toronto Latuff and Oltuski took the opportunity to highlight several ventures and developments, including:
- The newly opened 321-room Iberostar Grand Hotel Packard, which Gaviota says will bring a new standard of luxury to Havana
- The debut of the 250-room Paseo del Prado Hotel, opening in 2019
- The ongoing launch of numerous modern-style hotels, through 2021
- Plans and projections for 7,000 new hotel rooms before 2025, to keep up with demand
- The renovation statuses of the Grand Hotel, Hotel Regis, Palacio Cueto and the Marquis of Monte Hermoso
- The full list of 2020 openings, including two Cayo Santa Maria properties: La Salina Noreste with 633 rooms and La Salina Suroeste with 621 rooms
- The continuing rollout of WiFi service in all areas of its Santa María hotels and the eventual extension of the service to all Gaviota properties