Archipelago International to Open A Grand Aston in Varadero, Cuba

Archipelago International to Open A Grand Aston in Varadero, Cuba

05 July 2017

Archipelago International to Open A Grand Aston in Varadero, Cuba

Asia, July 2017 - Archipelago International, Asia’s fastest growing hotel management company, is delighted to announce that it will open its first hotel in Cuba in the last quarter of 2019. Grand Aston Varadero Resort will feature 438 rooms in Varadero, one of the largest resort areas in the Caribbean.

Varadero is Cuba's most popular tourist destination. Sprawling along the Peninsula de Hicacos, a finger of land off Cuba's north coast, this famous strip boasts a beautiful 20-kilometer beach with a drawbridge that connects the sun, sand and sea of Varadero to the colonial side of mainland Cuba.  

President & CEO of Archipelago International, John Flood, who has signed the partnership with Grupo de Turismo Gaviota SA, said “We are delighted to have been appointed by Gaviota to help develop and manage this exciting new 5-star hotel in the wonderful resort neighborhood of Varadero, which is only a one hour drive from Havana. We also look forward to working on further projects with the group and bringing our expertise and Asian hospitality concepts to the amazing island of Cuba.”

The opening of Grand Aston Varadero Resort will follow the success of Grand Aston Hotels in Asia, all of which are designed to be user-friendly and cater to the discerning traveler who seeks quality lounging time in stimulating surroundings. The hotels are committed to providing exceptional service, tranquil stays, and a great night’s sleep in a superb and stylish setting.


About Grupo de Turismo Gaviota SA

Gaviota was established in 1988 and has become Cuba's largest hotel developer and owning group with 83 hotels (28,000 rooms). This equates to over a third of the room capacity of this unique and beautiful country. 84% of these hotels and resorts are managed and operated by international hotel operators and chains. With a near 13% p.a. growth rate of its hotel room stock Gaviota's hotel development activity ranks as the largest in Latin American.

Gaviota further reinforces its business through various subsidiaries; Transgaviota taking care of personal transport, Marinas Gaviota in the nautical sphere, Gaviota Tours a leading travel agency, which in addition to tourist plazas,dolpinariums, spas and diving centres make the group a vital provider of key tourism services in Cuba.

Gaviota has a significant presence in all the main tourist locations in Cuba including Havana, Varadero, Cayos de Villa Clara (Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo las Brujas), Jardines del Rey (Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Coco) and Holguin.

In line with the Cuban governments vision for tourism in the country, Gaviota has a strong track record of sustainable development and a strategic development plan that focuses on protecting the natural biodiversity of the island. As such the Group is developing tourism destinations whose various elements operate in harmonious synergy with the environment.


About Archipelago International

Archipelago International is Indonesia's largest hotel management chain with a portfolio of over 125 hotels and 17,000 rooms It also continues to have the fastest growing brands with over 100 properties in the pipeline across Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia. Their 7 core brands include favehotel, NEO, Quest, Harper, Aston, Alana and Kamuela, ranging from ultra-luxurious villas to select-service, economy-class hotels to serviced-apartment residences.


For further information, please contact Archipelago International: 
Marketing Division
Bali Corporate Office
Jl. Dewi Sri no. 18W, Kuta 80361 Bali-Indonesia
Phone : 62361 8468684
Fax : 6221 29492248

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