Hotel Saratoga (Cuba)

The Hotel Saratoga is located in front of the Parque de la Fraternidad near the Capitolio Building in Havana, Cuba. Spanish merchant Gregorio Palacio y Pérez commissioned the building. The central location and the views made it a preferred destination for international visitors. In 1996, the property was transferred to Hotel Saratoga S.A., a Cuban joint-venture company owned jointly by Habaguanex S.A. and an international consortium of investors. The original building was gutted, and only the street façades on Paseo del Prado and Dragones remained. It was reopened in 2005 as a five-star hotel with 96 rooms, three bars, two restaurants, a roof-top swimming pool, and a business center. Its architecture recalled the colonial era and had an eclectic character with a large number of elements of interest such as French carpentry, ceramics, and Cuban marble. Since a gas explosion in May 2022 the Hotel is not operational.