Unique in Old Havana, this postmodern architectural melange includes elements spanning centuries, combining colonial and modern times with a dashing flair. The best of its category in Old Havana, it has several hundred rooms but still provides intimate spaces for its clients. It’s a feel-good hotel, especially seated in the lobby under the expansive skylight. This is a wonderful place to while away the hours, and is full of tropical woodwork and lush greenery. The rough-hewn tiled floor, daring colors and thick plants make for an unequalled combination, and one may even catch a musical group performing on the stairs. The hotel’s acquisitions include pieces from Cuba’s best contemporary artists like Sosa Bravo, Flora Font and Adigio. The rooftop swimming pool is a dream-come-true, offering a skyline city view and a multitude of museums, galleries and cafés below. There is a separate mezzanine lounge called the Alameda, a perfect spot to read a book or play a game of chess. It has its own bar, is perfect for welcome cocktails and small meetings, and has been used for book signings and seminars.