Considered as a nacional monument, it imposes its architectural sobriety or austerity on the seafront of Malecon, on a overhanging place where Spaniards had set in their time the long-range cannons that welcomed in Havana's bay the uncalled-for pirates and priviteers coming from France, England or Holland. The celebrities hotel has welcomed since the 30's, since Josephine Baker, all American upper crust until contemporary times. So you may still meet there Tom Cruise, Schwarzenegger, Spielberg... The hotel saw into its walls, in the 50's, the one and only high mass which gathered together at one time all US Mafia.
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