This month a varied program will accompany the celebrations for the 85th anniversary of Cuba’s Hotel Nacional, the most emblematic hotel of this archipelago and a symbol of its tourism said Antonio Martínez, general director of the venue.
Among the most outstanding of the activities we find the presentation of the Nacional’s 1930s Rum and perfume, both linked to the date of the inauguration of the hotel on December 30 of that same year.
The program will include meetings between young painters, postcard editions and the promotion of the new version of the book Revelations of a Legend which tells the story of the historical Havana establishment.
Inaugurated with a magnificent party in the Ball Room, known today as Cabaret Parisién, the Nacional also has planned to redesign this night-time hub, one of the most famous in the Cuban capital.
Meetings and concerts will go hand in hand with the 85th edition of the Hotel Nacional’s photography competition which will accept fans and professionals from any age group and from any part of the world, those who are up and coming and those from the past too.
Although the 85th Anniversary party is planned for this coming December 30, several weeks prior to this date, the hotel management have various activities and exchanges planned, as well as promoting the date among the foreign tourists who visit the Nacional and handing over the commemorative plaque to institutions and personnel from the tourist sector.
Known for its gardens and its beautiful view with bedrooms from which one can indulge in the intense blue of the Carribbean sea, the Nacional counts on the Famous Lounge (Salón de la Fama) where photos of celebrities that have stayed at the hotel during the last more than eight decades of its existence are displayed.
Named the National Monument of Cuba, this 5 star hotel is run by the Cuban group Gran Caribe and is considered to be the country’s tourism flag.
With its 426 rooms, the majority with a sea view, the administration department have recently begun a plan to rescue 90 rooms where celebrities from all over the world stayed.
30 of these rooms already reveal the name of the celebrity who stayed there on their doors like Johnny Weismuller, Ava Gadner, Buster Keaton, Errol Flyn, Frank Sinatra, numerous politicians and a long list of celebrities of all types.Share on FB Share on TT