Hotel NH Capri La Habana
The Hotel Capri first opened its doors in November 1957. With its 250 rooms and a rooftop swimming pool, it was once among the largest hotel/casinos in Havana. The hotel was originally owned by mobsters Santo Trafficante, Jr Charles Turin (alias: Charley "The Blade"), and Santino Masselli (alias: "Sonny the Butcher"). Hollywood tough-guy actor George Raft was hired to be the public front for the hotel's club during his gangster days in Cuba and, as the story goes, he kept the revolutionaries from busting up the joint by offering them a free buffet. The hotel reopened in January 2014, following major renovations, as the Hotel NH Capri La Habana. The Capri is just a few minutes-walk to the Hotel Nacional, where MagiCuba will be headquartered.
Tryp Habana Libre
The hotel was originally opened as the Havana Hilton, with Conrad Hilton himself in attendance. When it was built, it was Latin America's tallest and largest hotel with 630 guest rooms. Following Fidel Castro's entry into Havana on January 8 1959, the hotel became his headquarters (his suite, 2224, is now a museum with all the original furniture and artwork from 1958). Castro gave his first press conference in the hotel's ballroom on January 19, 1959. The following year, the hotel was renamed the Hotel Habana Libre (Hotel Free Havana). In 1996 it was renamed the Hotel Tryp Habana Libre after extensive renovations. The hotel is approximately a 10-minute walk to the Hotel Nacional, where MagiCuba will be headquartered.
Hotel Vedado - St. John's (Just Added!)
BUDGET OPTION. Located just a few minutes walk to the Hotel Nacional -- our MagiCuba conference headquarters -- The Hotel Vedado - St. John's is actually two hotels in one and provides basic and relatively cheerful accommodations in the lively Vedado district of Havana. The Famous Malecon (seawall) is just steps away, as are many shops, clubs, galleries and nightclubs. The daily breakfast buffet is consistently rated highly by guests. And the lobby includes a currency exchange, a bar and Internet access. The hotel opened in 1952, and has certainly seen better days. But we recently inspected the hotel and have been promised by its international management group that many rooms will be freshly renovated in time for MagiCuba.
The Magic, Rum & Cigar Dinner - Nov 7
Join us for an intimate evening of Magic with a rum tasting and a four-course dinner, with cigars, an exclusive MagiCuba cigar case and a chance to win a MagiCuba humidor with Limited Edition hand-rolled cigars by a master Cuban tercedor. The evening will feature live music, magic and a gambling demonstration. $175
Note: Exclusively Limited to 50 persons.
Just select "The Magic, Rum & Cigar Dinner" at check-out.
Circo Nacional de Cuba VIP Experience - Nov 10
Join us for a day at the circus – MagiCuba-style. Your VIP experience includes a special daytime performance of the Cuba Circus in Havana featuring some of our talented international performers, as well as a special presentation, lunch and "meet & greet" with the fabulous entertainers from the Circo Nacional de Cuba. $50
NOTE: this event is free if you have purchased an All-Inclusive Package.
Just select "Circo Nacional de Cuba VIP Experience" at check-out.