They changed hands July 1st. The Barcelo group has also left Cayo Santa Maria as of July 1st.
Too many name changes these days with different hotels.
I was there when they changed name. They changed officially on 1st July. I did not see change... Blau is Cuban = hotel will be worst.
I just returned from the blau varadero and thought the place was fantastic. I have also stopped at blau natura park in punta cana dom rep and again thought it was a fantastic hotel. So I'd say things will prob change for the better.
So many hotels have changed hands in Cuba in the past year it's almost impossible to keep up with them. Indicates to me that something is wrong. My guess is they had disagreements with Gaviota, who own the other 51%.
Gaviota owns 51% , Melia owns the other half..