The 60 Years of Tryp Habana Libre Hotel

By Roberto F. Campos Havana, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) With the most central location in Cuba, the Tryp Habana Libre hotel turns 60 years old today, apart from exhibiting a very special value, cosmopolitanism.

Managed in its beginnings by the U.S. chain Hilton, it is now under the tutelage of the Spanish Sol Meliá, and always since 1959 as Cuban property.

The hotel, inaugurated on March 19, 1958, marks the passage of a modern Cuban capital, being the most central and highest hotel of the city at the tip of La Rampa, the busiest street in the capital.

After a capital renovation, it has 572 rooms and innumerable gastronomy services, nightclubs and meeting rooms, special history and intimacy.

After the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, its enhancement was such that in the room named La Castellana, the leader Fidel Castro settled the command of those early times.

The establishment has rooms of about 50 square meters of surface, balcony and view of the city or the sea, and a series of amenities typical of a five-star hotel.

This luxury hotel hosted different events such as international chess competitions, gala dinners dedicated to cigars or hosting more than 2,000 reporters from around the world during the visit of Pope John Paul II to Cuba.

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