The Time Line of Hotel La Union in Cienfuegos City

  • In 1869, Hotel La Union is inaguarated by Mr. Faustino Robés, with the requirements of that time for the hotel function.
  • In 1904 is incorporated the electricity service and the installation of a motor of vapor for mechanical special services and in particular to elevate the flow of water to the rooms.
  • In the year 1960 the Hotel stops to work as such and its residence plants are transformed into housings.
  • In 1980 the Hotel la Union had transformed into a citadel with technical terrible state.
  • In 1985 the building was declared uninhabitable.
  • In 1987 is carried out a project to transform it into Hotel for the Company of Lodging and Restaurants. The execution of the work was stopped by the Special Period.
  • In the year 1995 the Corporation Cubanacán and the Provincial Government decided to attack this investment that represented an increment of residence capacities and the rescue of a valuable construction in Downtown that was in total state of abandonment.
  • In May of 1998 you concludes and gives the technical documentation and December of the own year 21 the execution of the project he/she begins.
  • July 24 the 2000 are inaugurated again the Hotel la Union.
  • In the 2004 it was given to the installation the National Prize of Restoration and Conservation.
Nigel Alexander Hunt

Welcome to my site dedicated to the famous and historical Hotel La Union in Cienfuegos. 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 through the Bizloco eTravel System operated by Cubaism Ltd.

Best wishes for 2017

Nigel Alexander Hunt