The Cuban Factor

$400-million Canadian hotel joint-venture to add 4,200 rooms by 2006, McConnell Valdes already registering clients’ trademarks – just in case by Pedro Smith While Puerto Rico proudly boasts of the addition of 3,000 new hotel rooms in the past four years, Cuba is quietly working on the construction of 27,000 new rooms by the year…

Canadian Firm Sees Gold Mine In Cuban Market

by Robert Selwitz Vancouver, British Columbia – A private Canadian company has formed a joint venture with Grand Caribe, one of Cuba’s state hotel companies, to build 11 new hotels over a 10-year period. The properties will represent about 4,200 guest rooms. Walter Berukoff, president and CEO of Vancouver-based Miramar Mining, is the man behind…