Hotel Capri in a 1950s promotional card
Hotel Capri swimming pool in the 50s
by cuba heritage .com
The hotel was closed for more than a decade, but in January 2014 the totally re-vamped Capri finally re-opened.
Before the revolution
, this Hotel Capri was frequented by American gangsters and is still famous for Mario Puzo’s reference to it in The Godfather.
Hotel Capri, built two blocks from Hotel Habana Libre, was financed by New York mobster Santo Traficante, & first opened in 1957. It was designed by the Cuban
architect Jose Canaves Ugalde.
The facility was said to combine the features of a grand hotel with the intimacy and privacy of a small one. Suitable for very active people and business men who value their time, due to its convenient location and efficient services. clients can enjoy both the nightly cultural centers nearby and the most important offices. You can find museums, theaters, hotels, restaurants, bars.
The original restaurant La Florentina and its swimming pool from where you can see all the city are famous.
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