The U.S. Department of Treasury ordered Marriott to shut down its Four Points Sheraton hotel in Havana, Cuba, by Aug. 31, amid continuing tensions between the two nations. The company will also not be allowed to open other planned hotels.
Marriott first entered Cuba in 2016 following permission from the U.S. government, and its license was both reviewed and renewed in 2018.
“We have recently received notice that the government-issued license will not be renewed, forcing Marriott to cease operations in Cuba,” according to a statement from the company provided by spokesperson Brendan McManus. “Marriott continues to believe that Cuba