Owners & Operators

Hotel Habana Libre at its beginnings was operated by the American Hilton Hotel Group until October 1960, when all American hotels in Cuba were nationalized.

In the seventies Hotel Habana Libre changed hands. It started to be operated by the National Institute of the Tourism, INTUR, getting back the foreign tourists starting from 1974.

In the nineties Hotel Habana Libre was operated by Gran Caribe Hotel Group in association with Spanish Guitar Hotel Group.

In 1996 the Spanish chain Sol Meliá Hotel Group assumed the running of Hotel Habana Libre. This hotel was put under its Tryp division of urban hotels, because of this nowadays its name Hotel Tryp Habana Libre.

Nigel Alexander Hunt

Welcome to my site dedicated to the Hotel Habana Libre in Vedado, Havana City. I am "poco a poco" researching and updating it with the aim to provide as complete as possible record of the hotel's ancient and recent history; bearing in mind that the goings-on today may one day be of historical interest.

My site is NOT the official website of the current hotel operator, and is by no means endorsed by them; but I am grateful for their help with the research.

You can make from this site room reservations through the Bizloco eTravel System operated by Cubaism Ltd.

Best wishes for 2019

Nigel Alexander Hunt