Cuba: Design Journal #1 Hotel Sevilla, Havana

May 8, 2017

Cuba: Design Journal #1 Hotel Sevilla, Havana 💫The historic Hotel Sevilla in Havana honours the Moorish architecture popular across Cuba. Pretty mediopuntos - half moon, stained glass windows which became popular in the mid 18th century - line the entrance of the facade, which is inspired by The Court of the Lions in the Alhambra Palace in Grenada, with arcades, columns and mosaics. The hall is Mudejar in style and the stunning alfresco courtyard, pictured here, is a gorgeous setting for a cocktail and an opportunity to have a look around without being an official staying guest. 

In the 1940's Hotel Sevilla was run by a gangster network with connections to Lucky Luciano, and the hotel is a constant reference in Graham Green's Our Man in Havana (1958), a fascinating insight into Havana on the cusp of Revolution, set against casinos, prostitutes, decadence and cabaret. 

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by Sophie Osborne

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