In the current situation in which international tourism has been paralyzed due to the impact of the pandemic, the staff of the Nacional de Cuba Hotel has not stand idly by, since for months, with the support of other forces, they have been remodeling some of the areas, including the facade, restaurants, gardens and rooms.
Inaugurated in 1930, the emblematic Cuban hotel facility will reach its 90th birthday on December 30 but with greater comfort, beauty, functionality and biosecurity, since many of the structural changes respond to the established hygienic-epidemiological protocols that allow tourists to feel safe and protected, with the necessary physical distance, among so many requirements.
Even in times of cyclones, the so-called October Crisis or the special period, to name a few exceptional moments, this facility was always characterized by an enviable dynamism; now the commitment and the culture of detail with which its workers assume the investment process will add greater value to its elegance, distinction and first-class services.
Because not only work is being done on changing the windows of its facade, which will prevent the sun's rays and outside noise from penetrating, but also on the remodeling and painting of the rooms, the furniture, doors and windows, including the replacement of the floor in search of rescuing the original, the one from when this installation closely linked to the history of Cuba was founded.
In this regard, Raul Rodriguez, assistant director of this famous entity of Gran Caribe Hotel Group, said that the tasks include the maintenance of air conditioning and cooling systems or equipment such as refrigerators, in turn seeking energy savings, improvement and conditioning to the new normality dictated by COVID-19 of restaurants such as La Barraca, which offers Cuban food and it´s located in the gardens.
Both he and YamilaFuster, head of Hospitality of the establishment, note that precisely since Havana returned to the phase of limited autochthonous transmission, the number of workers who must go to the center has been significantly reduced for security reasons, and only those who are immersed in remodeling, custody and protection go to work.
While the construction work takes place, according to Fuster, the calls and messages from regular tourists do not cease, eager to return not only to Cuba, but to the “Nacional”, where to its rich history, proverbial hospitality, luxury, first-class services and cultural values will soon be added greater comfort, beauty, functionality and biosecurity, as required by these times of confrontation with the new coronavirus. (Fidel Rendón, ACN)