The building, with its stunning colonial style, was constructed in 1836 and was the former residence of renowned families and wealthy businessmen. After its reopening in 1885, the hotel adapted its comfort standards to the tastes and preferences of the American and European markets and became one of the most famous hotels in the capital. With the splendour of the past, the hotel returns to life in Old Havana, captivating tourists with its charm and architectural beauty. Its elegant design and personal service have made it into a pearl of Havana, and on offer are a total of 25 rooms, of which four are junior suites, spread across two floors. Amongst the hotels facilities count a foyer with 24-hour reception, a safe, a cloakroom, a currency exchange facility, and a lift. In addition, guests are able to take advantage of the two cafes, a selection of shops, a bar, a restaurant with highchairs available for children, a public Internet connection (charges apply), room and laundry services, a kids club, and, for those arriving by car, parking spaces. This hotel enjoys a privileged location only a short distance from the National Bank of Cuba. Important names in the business world stayed at this hotel in the early 20th century, which is on a busy corner of Obispo Street, just a few metres from Arms Square and surrounded by shops, art galleries, and attractive museums to create a truly Cuban setting. The hotel features 21 standard rooms, three with matrimonial beds, 18 with double beds, and eight with twin beds which can be expanded to triples. Standard fittings include an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, and satellite/ cable TV. In addition, centrally regulated air conditioning, a hire safe, and either a balcony or terrace are also provided in all the accommodation units as standard. Wheelchair accessible rooms may also be booked. Guests may serve themselves at the breakfast buffet. At lunchtime and in the evenings, guests may select dishes from an à la carte menu and at lunch a set menu is additionally available. It is also possible to book a half-board stay. MasterCard and VISA are accepted in the hotel.