- 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.
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 through the Bizloco eTravel System operated by Cubaism Ltd.
Best wishes for 2009
Nigel Alexander Hunt