Archipelago International to manage second resort in Cuba

Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort & Spa is located in the Northern Cayos of Cuba on Las Brujas Island, adjacent to Cayo Santa Maria. Photo credit: Archipelago International

Another international company is gaining ground in Cuba. Jakarta, Indonesia-based hotel group Archipelago International has signed a management contract with Cuban tourism company Grupo de Turismo Gaviota S.A. for the luxury Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort & Spa development. The signing ceremony took place recently in Havana.

The resort is located in the Northern Cayos of Cuba on Las Brujas Island, adjacent to Cayo Santa Maria. The resort has 727 rooms and suites, family and adult-only areas, five swimming pools, several dining offerings, a fitness center, water sports, tennis, multi-sport areas and Cuba's only Balinese-themed spa. The property also has its own Pueblo resort village with additional dining choices, a Salsa venue, a beach bar, a bowling alley and a variety of shops. The resort also has its own 3-kilometer-long private beach.
 
Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort & Spa is Archipelago's second project in Cuba. Its first, Grand Aston Varadero Beach Resort, is under construction and is expected to open in 2021. The company has more than 145 hotels with 20,000 rooms open and more than 100 properties under development across Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

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