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Travel news: Havana gets its first major luxury hotel and more

Havana gets its first major luxury hotel

The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, Havana’s first international luxury hotel, is open for bookings from June 1. The 246-room property was originally built between 1894 and 1917 as the city’s first European-style shopping arcade, Manzana de Gómez. Rooms have high ceilings and French doors, and there’s a rooftop pool, three restaurants, a cigar lounge, fitness centre and spa. Double rooms cost from US$440 (Dh1,616) per night, including taxes. For more information, visit www.kempinski.com

Turkey break with Real Madrid training

Visitors to Antalya in Turkey can now enrol their children in the first Real Madrid Foundation Clinic for young footballers ages 6 to 17. The five-day courses are at the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort between June 19 and September 8. They include daily 90-minute training sessions on Fifa-approved pitches with Real Madrid Foundation coaches. The clinic costs $438 (Dh1,609) per child for Regnum Carya guests and $656 (Dh2,409) per child for external participants. There’s a 25 per cent discount for the second child, per family. For more information, visit promo.regnumhotels.com/rmf. Rooms at the resort cost from €471 (Dh1,919) per night for up to three people, all inclusive. For more information, visit www.regnumhotels.com

Viceroy Dubai offers GCC resident deals

Guests at the new Viceroy Palm Jumeirah hotel in Dubai between now and September 30 can save 15 per cent off the hotel’s best available rate, 50 per cent off their first spa treatment and 20 per cent off at two restaurants, plus receive a late checkout and room upgrade, subject to availability. With the discount, double rooms cost from Dh785 per night, including taxes. For more information, visit www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

New design hotel opens in Stockholm

Visitors to Swedish capital Stockholm can now check into At Six, a hotel in a 1970s brutalist block in Brunkebergstorg Square, in the heart of the shopping district. London-based architects Universal Design Studio renovated the interior. It was originally built as a hotel, and has 343 rooms and a large modern-art collection. Rooms cost from 1,741 Swedish kronor (Dh728) per night, including taxes. For more information, visit www.hotelatsix.com

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