On the occasion of the French President’s visit to Cuba, Accor announces the signature of a management contract with Gran Caribe (Ministry of Tourism) for the Pullman Cayo Coco hotel in Cuba. This 518-room hotel-resort (including 40 suites), will offer upscale services and will notably be the first establishment on the island offering Wi-Fi in all its rooms. The Pullman Cayo Coco is located just 10 minutes from the international airport and boasts a vast sea front (over 500 meters) on the beautiful “Las Coloradas” beach. The Pullman Cayo Coco will open in November 2015.
Jean-Philippe Claret, SVP Operations Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, declared: “Accor has been present in Cuba for nearly twenty years and we have been effective in forging trusting and lasting relations with our local partner Gran Caribe. The Pullman Cayo Coco will enrich Cuba’s offer of hotels in the upscale segment which has real development potential.”
Accor also has another construction project in Cuba with Gaviota in the luxury and upscale segment: the 218-room Sofitel So La Habana, ideally located on the corner of the Malecón and Paseo del Prado.
Accor currently manages two midscale establishments in Cuba: the Mercure Sevilla Havane (178 rooms), located in the UNESCO world heritage site neighbourhood of La Habana Vieja, and the Mercure Playa de Oro, (385 rooms) located in the seaside resort of Varadero.