TIMELINE

  • October 30 of 1782: Claudio Martínez de Pinillos, Count of Villanueva-to-be (Conde de Villanueva), was born in the bosom of a wealthy family of Havana in the XVIII century in the current Hotel Conde de Villanueva.
  • 1834: The Intendant of Treasury, Conde de Villanueva, assumed the management of the iron course’s much-discussed (Cuban railway construction) and he requested information about costs and plans for mediation of the Spanish Minister in the United States, country where already a railway existed.
  • November 2003: “Julio Larramendi” Gallery was inaugurated in Hotel Conde de Villanueva.
Nigel Alexander Hunt

Welcome to my site dedicated to the famous and historical Hotel Conde de Villanueva in Old Havana. 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 operated by Cubaism Ltd.

Best wishes for 2009

Nigel Alexander Hunt