US Starwood to open hotels in Cuba

NEW YORK: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide said Saturday it will be opening hotels in Cuba, a first for a US hospitality company since the 1959 revolution on the communist-run island.

Starwood said two of the hotels would open later this year and that it had signed a letter of intent with Cuban authorities for a third hotel. The announcement came on the eve of a historic visit to Cuba by President Barack Obama. AFP