The History of Hotel El Colony
From the beginings of the XX century, the governments from USA carried out numerous intents of annexing the small island to the list of their possessions. Being this failed by the great resistance of the Cuban town, the governments of shift of Cuba, mainly the one presided over by Fulgencio Batista, carried out their tricks to deceive the population creating a frank area in the territory, alleging that would bring benefits to the economy.
Many were the magnates that looked for their chewed with the cloudy businesses and a road of giving liberates access it was the construction of the possible chain of hotels in the Southwest of the Island.
On December 31 of 1958, Hotel El Colony is officially inaugurated, designed in their first moment like a remote place, with proximity to an airport for small airplanes and next to a Marina, designed especially for the one it robs of deluxe Yachts and small crafts, having as main objective to attract to the social well remunerated classes of the USA, so that directly they could enjoy the Game and the prostitution.
With the arrival of the revolutionary victory, the frank not well called area was lifted and a social project was designed that really helped to transform the level of the population's pinera life. That transformation reached the hotel installation of Colony and its first market was the conventional one and with free possibilities for the national.
It is starting from 1970 where in a stronger way the operation begins with foreign agencies, fundamentally the Canadian market, in its second moment begins to develop the hunt product and Fishes.
In the year 1978 are carried out the first incursions in the activity of Diving in the area of Punta Francés and in the year 1982 are carried out in Colony the 1er Subaquatic Picture Encounter, being from that precise moment declared as International Diving Center.
In 1994 with the restructuring of INTUR, CIB passes to belong to the Chain of Marine Puertosol.
During every year has been carried out a work of improvement of the tourist product that offers the installation, enlarging the markets and the agreements with the operators tourism and travel agencies, so much national as international.
Welcome to my site dedicated to the Hotel El Colony and its related Marina and International Scuba Diving Center. 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.
Nigel Alexander Hunt