What had already been announced in June, regarding the suspension of activities in Cuba, was confirmed by the Marriott hotel chain, which was forced to stop its activities on the island since the license was not renewed by Donald Trump's government.
Kerstin Sachl, Director of Communications for Latin America and the Caribbean, announced :
We can confirm that Marriott will no longer operate the Four Points by Sheraton in Havana.
The decision not to renew the operating license was made by Donald Trump's government in June. This decision not only affected the hotel's operations, but also the ambitions of the group's future projects, such as the 83-room Hotel Inglaterra, located in the central Paseo del Prado, a few steps from the Capitol and the Gran Teatro Alicia Alonso.
The Four Points by Sheraton was the only hotel managed by an American company in Cuba, following the approximation and liberalization of trade restrictions initiated in December 2014 by the Obama administration.
It should be remembered that Marriott entered the Cuban hotel market in 2016, thanks to an agreement with the Cuban authorities, where in 2018 it obtained the renewal of its license by the Trump administration, but which it finally decided to suspend this year.