US-owned Oslo hotel boycotts Cubans

An Oslo hotel belonging to the Nordic chain Scandic has refused to admit a delegation of Cubans because it has been bought by the US hotel group Hilton.“We belong to the Hilton group in the United States and we are applying their decision,” Geir Lundkvist, the administrative director of Norway’s Hilton-Scandic hotels, told Agence France Presse.

Hilton bought Scandic, the leading hotel chain in Scandinavia, in March last year, and the US economic boycott of Cuba now applies to Hilton’s hotels in Norway.

The Cuban delegation, consisting of more than a dozen representatives of the tourism sector according to the Norwegian media, is scheduled to take part in a tourism trade fair in Lillestroem, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Oslo, from January 11 to 14.