Hundreds of celebrities in the arts, science and politics including Winston Churchill, MarÃa Félix, Jorge Negrete and Alexander Fleming, have stayed at this hotel whose air of distinction and modern comfort also make it ideal for conferences, congresses and conventions. In recognition of its historic and patrimonial values, it was declared a National Monument of the Republic of Cuba in 1998.Comprising 8 floors with a total of 426 rooms, which includes 17 junior suites and 2 suites, this hotel's facilities include La Veranda buffet restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, the fancy Ã la carte Aguiar restaurant providing national and international cuisine to a piano accompaniment each evening, and La Barraca, a garden restaurant serving up typical Cuban cuisine to music in a semi-rural ambience. Further amenities include a safe, a currency exchange desk, Internet access and room and laundry services. The majestic hotel offers modern comforts and there are conference facilities, making this the ideal venue for business meets and other events.Each of the air-conditioned rooms affords views out over the sea or gardens and comes with an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, satellite TV and an Internet connection in addition to a double bed, a minibar and a safe. The towels and bed linen is changed on a daily basis.