Hotel Capri (Havana)

Hotel Capri (Havana)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Hotel Capri is a high rise hotel located in central Havana. In 1955, President Batista enacted Hotel Law 2070, offering tax incentives, government loans and casino licenses to anyone wishing to build hotels in excess of $1,000,000 or nightclubs for $200,000 in Havana. This bill brought Meyer Lansky and his "associates" in the mafia flooding to the city to take advantage. The Capri was one of first to be built. Located on Calle 21, 1 Mp. 8 Vedado, only two blocks from the Hotel Nacional, it opened in November of 1957. With its 250 rooms, the nineteen-story structure was one of the largest hotel/casinos in Havana during its heyday. It boasted a swimming pool on the roof that can be seen in the opening scenes of Carol Reed's film "Our Man in Havana" and Mikhail Kalatazov's "I Am Cuba."
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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135671383
  • 9786135671384