In the province of Matanzas, Cuba, Varadero, a famed beach locale, has unveiled a new gem - the Grand Aston Varadero Beach Resort. This opulent hotel, a mere 15-minute drive from the Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport, boasts a staggering 500 plus rooms. With a focus on the teen demographic, the hotel is set to host guests starting from 11 years of age.
Expanding the Grand Aston Footprint
The Grand Aston brand's expansion in Cuba is noteworthy, managing a combined total of 3,500 rooms across the nation. Tourist hotspots housing these establishments include Cayo Las Brujas, Havana, Cayo Paredon, and Guardalavaca. The Grand Aston Varadero, their latest addition, is a foodie's paradise with five different restaurants catering to a variety of palates. From nikkei and Venetian cuisines to signature dishes, barbecue, organic buffet, and native Cuban fare, the dining options are diverse and tantalizing.
Ultimate Relaxation at Grand Aston Varadero
Guests seeking relaxation can find solace in the Ubud spa, offering rejuvenating treatments by seasoned professionals. The hotel also features expansive swimming pools equipped with loungers, umbrellas, and snack and cocktail services, promising a luxurious and leisurely experience.
Cuba's Tourism Drive Amidst Domestic Challenges
Despite grappling with a basic services crisis, Cuba continues to show resilience by investing in its tourism sector. Another recent addition to the luxury hotel portfolio is the Meli Trinidad Peninsula resort in Ancn Peninsula, Trinidad, Sancti Spritus. This beachfront property, boasting 401 rooms, offers breathtaking views of the Sierra del Escambray and is conveniently located a brief 15-minute drive from Trinidad's historic center.
These hotel inaugurations coincide with Cuba's high tourism season, highlighting the country's unwavering focus on bolstering its tourism infrastructure amidst ongoing domestic hurdles. However, recent experiences at other tourist facilities, such as the Meliá Cayo Coco and Memories Varadero Beach Resort, reveal some concerns over service quality and food variety, underscoring the importance of consistent service delivery in this competitive industry.