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Hemingway’s hotel in Cuba reopens its doors

Havana, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The Ambos Mundos Hotel, which hosted U.S. writer Ernest Hemingway in Havana, reopened its doors as part of the recovery measures of the travel industry in Cuba, a press report said.

Cuban television reported the event, which has a strong impact among vacationers arriving in the Cuban capital, where the room occupied by the writer appears, preserved for the visit and observation of tourists.

The Ambos Mundos Hotel, a four-star hotel located in the historic center of Old Havana, on the corner of Obispo and Mercaderes streets, and run by the Gaviota hotel group, reopened on August 1, the facility confirmed on its Facebook page.

This property was built in the early 20th century in an eclectic style and has five floors and 52 rooms.

It is famous for housing Hemingway, who stayed there during the 1930s and wrote part of his works, as he finished the book Death in the Afternoon (1932), and began the novels The Green Hills of Africa (1935) and To Have and Have Not (1937).

Room 511, where the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1954) lived, is preserved as a museum displaying some of his belongings. The hotel offers its guests services such as Internet, bar, restaurant, meeting rooms, penthouse terrace and concierge.