Sunday, November 10, 2019 – 09:15:35 | 47 | |
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Havana, Nov. 10.- The first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), Army General Raul Castro Ruz, and the president of the Republic, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, attended the official inauguration of the SO hotel Paseo del Prado, installation with a five-star plus category, managed by the prestigious French chain Accor.
As explained during the simple ceremony this Saturday, its CEO, Jean Phillipe, this is the first SO hotel on the continent and the ninth worldwide for that demanding brand. With 250 rooms of elegant design and maximum comfort, Paseo del Prado has some of the best views towards the Havana seawall and the fortresses of Morro, San Carlos de La Cabana and San Salvador de La Punta. Its imposing facade resembles a ship that launches into the sea of the largest of the Antilles.
Heather Mc Crory, CEO of Accor for North America, Central America and the Caribbean, expressed "deep gratitude to the Government of Cuba for providing the necessary conditions that have allowed this project to take shape and flourish."
This inauguration, added the directive, represents the conclusion of a historical process for Accor. "When the world celebrates the rich traditions of Havana's past, this project signals a successful future, both for tourism in Cuba, and for Accor in America."
On behalf of the Island, the First Deputy Minister of Tourism, Juan Carlos Garcia Granda, said that before the resurgence of the blockade of the Government of the United States, “the opening of this hotel shows all our visitors and the world that we are not invaded by baffled, the country is still alive, functioning and developing economically. ”
He said that like the latest facilities built in the nation, it is equipped with high technologies, with facilities that guarantee a diversity of services that guarantee it as a high standard hotel.
Garcia Granda said that “all our actions are focused on continuing to strengthen the tourism industry as one of the main sectors in the country's economic contribution. Cuba and tourism open up to new business opportunities. ” And he recalled the words of the General of the Army in the VII Congress of the PCC, when he pointed out that the construction of emblematic luxury hotels would resume.
At that time, the First Secretary of the CPC Central Committee said: “Each hotel that is inaugurated is one more factory that generates very necessary export revenues within our borders for the country”.
Before Raul and Diaz-Canel cut the inaugural film, the historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal Spengler, recalled with his always proverbial word the transcendental History of Havana, “always beautiful and untouchable”, particularly the place where the New hotel: the emblematic corner of Prado and Malecon.
When evoking the 500th anniversary of the once village of San Cristobal de La Habana, Eusebio said that “schools, cultural centers, libraries for children are inaugurated with equal energy, because everything has been done for these days and for every day. For that we have worked. Only the powerful social revolution, which reached power in 1959, could move such stones, only she could put a deadly adversary and keep him in permanent humiliation. ”
Raul and Diaz-Canel then toured some areas of this hotel that, together with the Kempisnki Apple and the Grand Packard, complete the five-plus trio of Havana, considered the first tourist destination in the city of Cuba. (With information from www.granma.cu) (Photos: Revolution and PL Studies)