The Cuban Government has announced that it wants to reintroduce state-run ’love hotels’ to the country.
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In a bid to encourage intimacy between couples, many young families are currently living in small houses or apartments without any privacy.
Even divorced couples are forced to live together due to the current housing crisis.
Advertised as a place to ‘diversity options for love’, it is hoped that they will be rented for just a couple of hours an evening.
Yet it has raised concerns regarding the price compared to the locals wages.
The ‘love hotels’, or ‘posadas’ can be rented for $ 8.38 (£6.50) for three hours.
With the average monthly Cuban salary being near to $ 25 (£19.34), it could price out many locals.
However, they are hoping to restore older hotels throughout the city and reinvent some of the previously run ‘love hotels’.
The ‘love hotels’ were popular in the 70’s with many opening in Havana.
Yet many of them had shut down just ten years later after the economic crisis the country suffered.
The island’s official trade union weekly, Trabajadores, wrote: “We want to revive this service that is in high demand, has a big social impact and without a doubt is very profitable,”
“It is a reality that concerns everyone, and cannot become a luxury.”