Havana, which boasts over four centuries of history, traditions and culture, is one of Cuba's major destinations for the thousands of foreign vacationers who every year visit the Caribbean Island to enjoy its many attractions.
The Cuban capital, which has a population of over two million, also holds many world renowned facilities in the tourism sector, especially for those who prefer to spend their vacations amid the city's noise.
Its offers are complemented by the coastal strip of the Eastern Beaches, a sort of escape to nature, from where vacationers return with renovated strength to the centuries-old city.
One of the establishments most demanded by foreign travelers is the 160-room Presidente Hotel, owned by the Cuban group Gran Caribe and run by the Spanish consortium Hoteles C.
The hotel has two presidential suites, two junior suites and two wheelchair-accessible rooms. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, minibar, satellite TV and direct telephone line.
The hotel is conveniently located 200 meters from Havana's Malecón (Seawall), on the well-known Avenida de los Presidentes (Presidents' Avenue), very close to the headquarters of the Cuban Foreign Ministry.
The establishment, which underwent thorough restoration works two years ago, is well known in the city by its peculiar vermilion and beige façade, which can be seen from the distance.
Political figures, entrepreneurs and artists have stayed at the Presidente Hotel, which stands out among Havana's hotels, due to the exquisiteness of renovation works and decoration. Over 400 artworks on display in the hotel give the building a special touch that attracts travelers.
Among the hotel's facilities are the solarium, swimming pool, entertainment areas and live shows, currency exchange, car rentals, medical services, laundry and gift shops.
The hotel offers a wide range of gastronomic options at the smorgasbord, the Gran Café in the terrace, the lobby bar and the high-cuisine restaurant Chez Merito.
Hoteles C, which recently took over the hotel's administration, grants the establishment fundamental values that define the Spanish consortium: Kindness, Personalized Service, Quality, Entertainment and Cleanness.
According to experts, Hoteles C differs from other hotel chains, because of its flexibility and personalized service, adjusting its products to the clients' demands and its services to the guests' special requests.
Vacationers bet on the Presidente Hotel as a classic establishment in the city, a starting point for possible excursions to the beach, Havana's historic heart or other cultural and historic sites in the Cuban capital.