Hotel Habana Libre, Time Line

  • January 8 of 1959: The Hotel Havana Hilton became into the headquarters of Fidel Castro Ruz government.
  • January 19 of 1959: Press conference in Hotel Habana Libre by Fidel Castro to foreign journalists that come to Cuba looking for information about the criminals of war.
  • October 1960: The Hotel Habana Hilton was renamed Hotel Habana Libre.
  • 1963: A Medical Conference.
  • January 3 at the 12, 1966: First conference of Solidarity of the Towns of África, Asia AND Latin America Tricontinental.
  • 1966: José Raúl Capablanca International Chess Tournament.
  • January 1966: First Conference of the Latin American Organization of Solidarity, OLAS. And OSPAL (África, Asia and Latin America People’s Organization of Solidarity).
  • 1992: Main Press center in the XIV Central American and Caribbean Games.
  • 1992: Siboney hall of the Hotel Habana Libre was enabled to rend services to the staff to the XIV Central American and Caribbean Games.
  • December 22 of 1997: It was inagurated the Mural of that Big one Cuban painter Amelia Pélaez.
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