~ since 1875 ~

Time Line

  • April 4 of 1879: Jose Marti, National Hero of Cuba delivered a speech in honor of journalist Manuel Marquez Sterling at Hotel Inglaterra.
  • 1901: Hotel Inglaterra went through one of the most important restoration works and it was provided with electricity, phone and bathroom in all rooms, together to the telegraphic link with the rest of the world.
  • 1914: The fourth story and the marquise hall were added to the Hotel Inglaterra, friut of the economic chaos that the first world war generated in United States of America.
  • 1927: The historian of Havana City Emilio Roig de Leuchsenrring, exposed a allegory in honor to Nicolás Estevaez (Spanish military that broke his sword as a sign of protest for the celebrated execution of the medicine students in November 27 of 1871), so close that other one in memory of the 40 youths that had fallen in the wars of independence and that they were assiduous to that place, both, they are in two columns front of the Hotel Inglaterra and in view of all the walkers of this sidewalk.
  • 1981: Hotel Inglaterra was declared National Monument by its historical values.
  • 1989: Hotel Inglaterra experiences a capital repair that take it to respond to the demands of the modern tourism, maintaining the architectural style that transformed it eight years before that date into National Monument due to its patrimonial high worth.
  • 1996 – 2001: Hotel Inglaterra won the condition of national vanguard during five years serially, maximum acknowledgment of the Cuba Trade Union (CTC) and the Flag of Honor of the Union of Communist Youths (UJC).
  • 2008: Hotel Inglaterra was worthy of the Jesus Menéndez medal, for the wholeness of its results, for decision of the Cuban Goverment.
Nigel Alexander Hunt

Welcome to my site dedicated to the famous and historical Hotel Inglaterra 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 operated by Cubaism Ltd.

Best wishes for 2009

Nigel Alexander Hunt