Vintage cars stay in front of the Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Havana, the first administered by the United States headquarters in Cuba, on June 28, 2016. / AFP / YAMIL LAGE
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Starwood Hotels on Tuesday took over management of a luxury hotel in central Havana, becoming the first big American hospitality chain with a presence on the island since the Cuban Revolution a half-century ago.Located in Havana's Miramar district, the posh hotel -- formerly known as the Quinta Avenida hotel -- has rooms available from $246 per night, according to its website.One of the world's leading hospitality companies, Starwood has more than 1,300 properties in about 100 countries, and also runs the Meridien, W, Westin and Sheraton hotels chains.The company soon will assume management of another iconic Cuban hotel -- the Inglaterra, an 83-room property which first opened in 1875 .
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