A collection of five-star boutique hotels led by world-renowned brand Kempinski have been carefully transforming the heart of Cuba’s capital into a luxury hotel district.
As we enter a new decade that takes us deeper into the 21st century, the old city of Havana is undergoing another revolution, upgrading the 1950s “nostalgia cool” to a more modern “chic” right at home in 2020. This is a hip city where there’s a whole new world of opportunity for millenials and hipsters.
Over the last decade, Cuba has undergone a real gastronomic revolution and visitors to the island can now enjoy genuinely good food, prepared by celebrated chefs at relatively inexpensive prices. However, few, if any of the restaurants and “paladares” available compare to Ivan Chef Justo which has a burgeoning reputation as being Cuba’s best place to eat.
Last week Cuba welcomed the arrival of the King and Queen of Spain, who flew to Havana for an official 3-day state visit that also included a stop in Santiago de Cuba. The royal visit coincided with the occasion of Havana’s 500th anniversary so the timing couldn’t have been more ideal or emblematic.