The Plaza hotel rises majestically with its image, at the gates of Old Havana, as a key input to a World of history, culture and Cuban. Opened in 1909, was once the mansion of a wealthy family of the time, the Marquis of Pinar del Rio. Had with the passing of time its cozy atmosphere of eclectic style, with its original interior courtyard, where a figure of woman-in-Carrara marble welcomes visitors. Included in décor original paintings from the colonial era, painted by renowned artists.
Distance to airport: 20 Kms. José Martí Airport
Rooms: 188 rooms
Bares: 2. Bar Solarium y Lobby bar
The hotel has 3 restaurants (international buffet, Italian and Cuban food). See other Cuban restaurants close by.
Internet: Internet service (24 hours)
Services: Solarium, medical services, Cuban souvenirs shops, art gallery, baby setter, parking lot, tour desk, money exchange, car rental and taxis. Conference room for 60 persons.
It’s one of the most antique Hotel situated in the epicenter of the Old Havana and represent a jewel of Cuban colonial architecture. William Fletcher, his own, inaugurated it in 1909, and for its construction was necessary to demolish the building that housed the Marina Newspaper. The antique and the modern go together which guarantee to visitor a good taste and exclusivity place.
A golden crown with its initials in the high of the principal door get to welcome to future residents to entry in a large salon whose floor was made in French mosaic manufactured by manual work. Immediately can be see an interior yard surrounded by stained glass of brilliant color with a beautiful fountain of Carrara marble, where a silent woman figure observe the visitors.
However the prestige of the Hotel is in the story of its guest, where to be outstanding the fabulous legend about the famous dancer Isadora Duncan whose spirit taking a walk for its large corridors. The list of illustrious personalities that were guests also include to the Russian dancer Ana Pavlova; Albert Einstein (who stayed one winter here to receive the homage of The Physical and Natural Sciences Academy of Cuba and The Cuban Geographical Society), José Raul Capablanca, who played his first championship of chess in the salon of this hotel; and Babe Ruth, the famous North American ball player. In the room where he stayed (Suite 216) a shrine for fans of the sport there is still a bat and baseball.