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Hotel Packard , Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
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About Hotel Packard
The Packard hotel, though currently not under construction, has fully detailed floor plans and structure plans drawn out. The plans seek to integrate the Hotel’s original and authentic Cuban features with a chic, classical, contemporary five star hotel design and amenities. The design incorporates the Museum of Cuban Music History, a performance and practice facility for music, as well as a two story jazz club on the corner of the site. Along with musical benefits, the Packard will also house retail spaces, a world class restaurant, performance spaces, exhibition spaces, spas, roof top swimming pools, music gardens and conference rooms. The hotel will consist of 300 rooms, making it one of Havana’s biggest hotels. The three types of rooms available shall be: one bedroom loft style rooms, two bedroom apartments and one bedroom, one level apartments. Each room will feature a front and back porch, one of the signature elements of the Hotel’s design.


Located in Old Havana, the Packard invites clients to discover the rich colonial past of Havana and delve into the development and transition of the country from the Pearl of the Spanish Empire to the Revolutionary State of Cuba. Facing the Paseo del Prado (the most important boulevard in Old Havana) and backing out onto the Havana Bay, looking out at the Forteleza in the distance, the location of the Packard could not be more poignant. Furthermore, clients get the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Havana from the bedroom windows.


Currently occupied by viney trees and plants, carefully wrapping themselves around the beautiful scaffolding, the Hotel Packard still reflects the splendour of it’s time, combined with the slowly decaying charm of Old Havana. Over the past two decades, the Hotel Packard has lain in ruins in Old Havana, the glorious facade reflecting the grandeur that used to exist in place of the shell of such a magnificent structure. The structure, seen as one of Havana’s most important, was given a new lease of life by the two Spanish architects Oscar Garcia and Teresa Luis from the years 1997 to 2003.


The Hotel Packard will be re-developed by Spanish 5 stars hotels company Iberostar. The city will be working with architect Rafael Moneo to restore the 1920s building to it’s former beauty. Construction of the building has still not commenced, though plans are underway to get the project started within the next year.
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Guide to Old Havana
The heart and soul of Havana is the old town Habana Vieja, declared a Heritage of Mankind Site in 1982 by UNESCO. It was keen to preserve the beauty of its architecture and promote the historical importance of its role within the region.

The following are just some of the interesting places to visit: Plaza de Armas, centred around a statue of the patriot Cespedes and emcompassed by shaded marble benches and second-hand booksellers, is the first public square built in the city. Plaza de la Catedral is perhaps the most beautiful square in the Caribbean which is surrounded by examples of the finest baroque architecture in the country. El Templete, small neoclassical temple which marks the spot where the first Mass was said in 1519. Castillo de la Real Fuerza is one of the oldest forts in the Americas, it holds modern art exhibitions downstairs and the battlements afford good views over the harbour. Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, the seat of government and governor's residence was transferred from the fort to the built. The presidential palace and then the municipal palace until Castro seized power it is now Museo de la Ciudad de la Habana. Museo de Arte Colonial, fine palace constructed in 1720, its yellow courtyard and little-altered architectural features are complemented by a large collection of 17th- and 18th-century furniture. Calle Obispo is Old Havana's most important and smartest thoroughfare, pedestrianized with missile heads as bollards.
UK Sales :: Audrey :: +44 20 7498 8555 or 0800 298 9555
USA & Canada Sales :: Jeffery or Bastien :: Toll Free 888 361 9555
Havana Tourist Center :: Idelsis :: +53 7 863 9555
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