A modern twist to a traditional landmark on Havana’s hotel scene.
This ultra-modern hotel is for travellers who want to combine the sultry Spanish Colonial charms of Havana with contemporary comforts – a rare find in the city. Three new floors crown the grand façade of an old hotel, cutting an eye-catching design close to the seafront. A lofty terrace houses the stunning infinity pool (grab one of the part-submerged sun loungers for a cooling dip), and the inviting spa is filled with saunas and steam rooms – a cool and calming haven from the city’s buzz. Interiors are atomic-age bright: acres of white and soft neon lights, with little nods to 1950s Havana, from vintage car signs to a classic cigar room. Rooms are cool and calming; think pale wood floors and creamy colour palettes accented with pops of mustard yellow or mint blue, some with balconies. The Deluxe Prado Rooms have views over the tree-lined Paseo del Prado while the Deluxe Atlantic Rooms have views of the sea.
There’s no better location to reflect IBEROSTAR Grand Packard’s mix of old and new: the waterfront hotel sits at the northern end of Paseo del Prado, a leafy boulevard straddling the border between Central Habana and Old Havana. The location is perfect for exploring: the hotel is close to the Velasco Palace and the National Capitol Building, and is just around the corner from the dome-topped Museo de la Revolución.
Wander the knot of candy-coloured streets to stumble across once grandiose palaces and colonial squares, eyeing up the vintage cars and discovering the city’s emerging art scene and café culture – then take it all in from above back at the hotel. Set back from the Malecón, the Packard has wide-reaching views across the bay, the city, the Moro fortress, the Florida Straits.
Set back from the Malecón promenade, at the northern tip of Paseo del Prado
Good to know
• Compare the city’s classic and contemporary art scene at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Fábrica de Arte Cubano* • Get lost in the slender streets of Old Havana • Hole up in a traditional drinking den and talk to locals over mojitos* • Stroll along the ocean-hugging Malecón walkway for scenic views.
4 restaurants, 4 bars
Breakfast at Clipper.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £29 • Breakfast at Clipper Dinner at Biscuits, Tradiciones or Spanish Restaurant.
*Denotes local charge