Originally built in 1905 for offices, fabric’s storage and deposit purposes, the building the hotel currently occupies reached three years later its current appearance, and by 1912 their dwellers had consolidated as a fabrics-importing company.
Inspired in the art noveau style, Hotel Raquel seduces by its combination of beauty and sensuality typical of this ambience. Its biblical name and some of its spaces makes one remind of the Hebrew culture, present in several details of the decoration. The painstaking design highlights in all corners of the 25 rooms hotel, decorated with pictures from prestigious Cuban artists. An impressive skylight ceiling provides a special touch to this stopover, located near the Old and San Francisco squares.
The restaurant Jardín del Edén offers dishes performed according to the traditional Hebrew culture, something that makes it unique in the country for this specialty.
Adjacent to the restaurant is the lobby bar Lejaim, a Hebrew word alluding to a toast to life. Elements from the Hebrew tradition, such as de David stars and the Menorah, the sacred 7 arms candelabra, feature the Jardín del Edén decoration, where blue color prevails, thematic in the Hebrew culture