Marriott hotel chain leaves Cuba under pressure from Donald Trump
Brussels, Sep 3 - The US hotel chain Marriott International today abandoned its operations in Cuba due to pressure from the Donald Trump government , reports from the sector in Europe reflect today.
The digital newsletter Reportur adds that this abandonment will materialize as of this September 1 as an additional element to those already reflected by Washington against Havana, intensified against the island's tourism since June 2019.
Marriott International announced that it is canceling its operations in Cuba as of this day, after the United States government suspended his license to operate hotels on the island.
The company's Director of Communication for Latin America and the Caribbean, Kerstin Sachl , told the press that they can confirm such news, when the Four Points by Sheraton in Havana will no longer be operating .
The United States Department of the Treasury announced to the hotelier last June that it would not allow it to open other hotels that were in the process of being prepared and ordered it to close the Sheraton Four Points in Havana (formerly Hotel Quinta Avenida). This was the only hotel run by an American company in Cuba.
Sachl noted that his chain believes that Cuba is a desired destination for travelers, including Americans, to visit, and expressed hope for a reopening of operations in Cuba if the United States government grants permission to do business there again. (PL)
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