Starwood Hotels & Resorts has officially reflagged Havana's Hotel Quinta Avenida under its Four Points by Sheraton brand, marking the first U.S.-branded hotel to operate in Cuba since the country's revolution ended in 1959.
The 186-room hotel was officially rebadged on Monday, according to its website. Starwood representatives didn't immediately respond to a request for confirmation from Travel Weekly on Tuesday.
The hotel is only taking prepaid reservations, and won't provide refunds in the event of a change or cancellation of a reservation, according to the website. Additionally, any nonroom charges at the hotel must be paid in cash or non-U.S. credit cards.
Starwood and Marriott International each received approval in March from the U.S. Treasury Department to operate hotels in Cuba. Starwood said at the time that it would start Cuba operations by the end of the year. Starwood will reopen Havana's 83-room Hotel Inglaterra as part of its Luxury Collection on Aug. 31, according to Starwood's website.
Reuters reported earlier today that a Four Points by Sheraton sign has been installed outside the hotel.