Sol Melia to Expand in Cuba

14th Jul 2003

Sol Meliá is aiming to expand its developments on the Caribbean Island of Cuba. Sol Meliá, Spain`s leading hotel company, will maintain its expansion projects in major tourist regions of Cuba where it presently already runs 22 facilities with a total of 40,000 rooms.
Francisco Camps, director of Operations and Development for Sol Meliá, indicated investment on the island nation includes hotels under construction in Cayo Santa Maria and Holguin, located in eastern Cuba.
Sol Meliá is also increasing its stance on Cuba`s keys where the Spanish multinational company is already running 2,510 accommodations as reported in the latest issue of `Business in Cuba weekly`.
Sol Meliá, ranked tenth in the world and third in Europe among hotel chains, operates in Varadero, Havana, the northern keys, Cayo Guillermo and Cayo Coco, off the central province of Ciego de Avila, and Cayo Largo in the southwestern waters off the island.

The company is currently building the Meliá Cayo Santa Maria that must be completed by the end of the year. The resort will be part of a 1,750-room lodging compound.

In Cayo Largo del Sur, Sol Meliá (with 350 hotels in over 30 countries) is already breaking ground to build a Paradisus-style establishment on the key with 50 rooms that shall be overlooking a beautiful lagoon.
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