Time Line

1913-1916 – First total restoration of the Hotel Florida under Mr. Manuel Cantos’ management, where the third plant of the same one was built.

2002 – Dr. Eusebio Leal, Historian of Havana City showed ceramic plate, of the artist Roberto Fabelo, in the Hotel Florida.


September 8 of 2000 - A new book of tests of Roberto Fernández Retamar: La Poesía, reino autónomo (Editorial Letras Cubanas), it was submitted at 3:00 pm in the Hotel Florida, like part of a homage to the author, National Prize of Literature 1989, for his birthday 70.

June 11 to 13 of 2001 – The Hotel Florida offers lodging to the participants of International conference “The Platt Amendment and the History of Cuban-US Relations in the 20th Century”.

December 2 and 3 of 2004 – Environmental National Services Seminar, Preferable Goods for the Environment and Access to Organized Market by the Conference of United Nations for the Trade and Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) and Department of External Trade (MINCEX), Havana, Cuba, in the Hotel Florida.

December 14 of 2005 – Farewell Cocktail and dinner in the Hotel Florida, like part of the Meeting of experts from Latin America and the Caribbean for the prevention of the illegal trade of cultural goods.

January 12 of 2006 – Farewell dinner in the Hotel Florida for the Cuba–UK Symposium on Chemistry and Life Sciences, Havana City.

November 2 to 3 of 2007 – Hotel Florida as lodging of the "II Forum of Non-Aligned Countries (NOAL)".

November 5 to 10 of 2007 – Hotel Florida as lodging of the “XXV International Fair of Havana”.

June 23 of 2008 - Presentation of the Magazine ORALITY and Farewell Cocktail in the Hotel Florida, like part of the Event Reduction in value of risks in the Patrimony of Caribbean.

July 6 of 2008 – Seminar about Handling and Health of the Doves, organized by the Group of Fauna of La Quinta de los Molinos, in coordination with the Grouping of homing pigeon of the Ornithological Association of Havana City (ANOC) and the Pigeon-Fancier Federation of Cuba (FCC) In the Hotel Florida. This event will have the participation of the doctors Carlos Soto Piñeiro (ANOC), Isis Acosta Guevara (ANOC) and Gustavo Fernández (FCC).

September 14 of 2008 - The Group of Fauna of the Office of Historian of the city organized the first encounter-debate about the Cuban dove (Cuban buchón), at nine in the morning, in the Hotel Florida.

Welcome to my site dedicated to the Hotel Florida in Old Havana. 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 2008

Nigel Alexander Hunt