Hundreds of thousands of new rooms for Cuba

Hundreds of thousands of new rooms for Cuba

HAVANA — Cuba says it will build 108,000 new hotel rooms by 2030 to keep up with demand from the U.S. and other markets.

The country’s National Plan for Economic and Social Development also calls for more tourism-friendly infrastructure including marinas and golf courses, according to reports.

Tourism Minister Manual Marrero said tourism in Cuba will eventually become “a locomotive of the national economy”.

While in Toronto last fall Manual said new hotel product in Cuba is currently coming at a rate of 2,000 rooms per year, and starting in 2018 that figure will double to 4,000 rooms per year. Demand is very high especially in Havana and for four- and five-star product.