Spanish hotel group Iberostar will take over management of the landmark Hotel Riviera in January.
The property will become the brand’s twelfth establishment in Cuba and second in Havana.
On completion of the renovation work, the hotel will acquire five status and offer all the amenities and services associated with the company’s Premium Gold category.
Standing on the Cuban capital’s famous Malecón seafront esplanade and built in the style of when it first opened in 1957, the Hotel Riviera will soon undergo extensive renovations.
When finished, the hotel will feature 352 fully refurnished rooms.
The project also includes work on communal areas, and will bring the range of products and services available at the hotel in line with the company’s standards.
The hotel will still be home to the legendary Cabaret Copa Room, a large venue for shows and live music and one of the most well-known spots for Havana nightlife.
The new hotel is a key milestone for Iberostar and reinforces its commitment to Cuba as a top destination in the hotel chain’s portfolio.
Enric Noguer, chief executive, America, Iberostar stated: “Iberostar Riviera is an historically important property with an outstanding reputation, and represents a major step forward in expanding our presence in Havana and Cuba.
“Cuba is a tremendously important destination for Iberostar and we remain committed to our objective of offering top quality and highly competitive accommodation options in this country.”
The future Iberostar Riviera will be the chain’s second hotel in Havana, joining the Iberostar Parque Central.