Iberostar Grand Trinidad, in the luxury of history
By: Daily Pérez Guillén
Taken of TTC 292, World Travel Market.
When the light announces dawn behind the curtains of the glass windows of the Iberostar Grand Trinidad Hotel, the dome of the church on the corner of Parque Céspedes invites visitors to discover a colonial city. In keeping with the World Heritage status of the town where it stands, this heritage accommodation is the only one of its kind in Cuba managed by the Majorcan chain.
Trip Advisor’s review of the accommodation is accurate and true: “History and luxury in Trinidad make up the perfect combination for many people.… This charming hotel offers elegant suites, gourmet cuisine, wonderful architecture and modern superior services.”
Not only the recognition among the best of the best of the Travellers’ Choice: 2023 awards endorses it. The opinions that their guests leave on travel portals also count: “A wonderful Hotel, where every detail is taken care of to the millimeter,” “The quality of the service was the best. They have excellent gastronomic offers,” “What I liked most was the kindness of all its workers who made the visit to the hotel better.”
Luis Alberto Heras, current director of the accommodation, shares the satisfaction and pride of leading a group that has obtained such recognition within the Cuban hotel structure. “Our main market is European, depending on the month we receive guests from England, France, Italy, Spain, Germany. We are connected to a tourism that seeks to know history and experience the culture of the city.”
The Iberostar Grand Trinidad Hotel treasures an unparalleled cultural heritage in the heart of one of the most enthralling cities in Cuba. Located in an emblematic building, recovered and restored by the Spanish company, it houses the first 5-star hotel with a 5-fork restaurant in the city. The interior design respects the innate elegance of the building. But its image is enriched with modern service and spacious rooms cared for in every detail.
To the comfort and luxury, the design of Iberostar Cuba Hoteles&Resorts added charming spaces to store exceptional memories. In one of its corners, the Fumoir, visitors can enjoy the different aromas of Havana cigars. Beyond, the games room with options to share the pool table, cards or dominoes; another way to revive the customs of the colonial era. In the central patio, the vegetation brings the green and aroma of the species that grow in the nearby mountains.
According to Heras, the stay in a hotel located in the middle of a destination where visitors’ stays predominate in circuit mode, is only 1.6 days, two at most. But during that time, Gran Trinidad’s gourmet offer focuses on the palate. Variety, quality and beauty on the table will accompany the memories of travelers as of then.
Until very recently this was an adults-only facility, but it has expanded its offer to families with children.
“We have connection with the different tourism agencies in the city. Through the Public Relations Department we offer guests information about all the activities that surround us: visits to the Valle de los Ingenios, Playa Ancón, tours of the city and its diverse cultural offers,” comments the general director.
In search of expanding its services, Iberostar plans to include a swimming pool, a spa and a gym on the Grand Trinidad’s roof. Meanwhile, the elegance of a colonial building and the modernity of completely renovated spaces can be breathed behind its historic façade.