Entrega Grupo Excelencias sus Premios Cuba 2014

Excelencias Group Presented the 2014 Cuba Excelencias Awards

The Excelencias Group presented the 2014 Cuba Excelencias Awards to a number of outstanding Cuban personalities and institutions for their resounding contributions to the sociocultural, economic and tourist fields, in a gala held at the 1930 Hall of Cuba’s National Hotel.

The gala was attended by His Excellency Francisco Montalban, Edgar Ponce Iturriaga and Jean Victor Geneus, extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassadors to Cuba of Spain, Ecuador and Haiti, respectively. Spain’s military attaché Jose Pardo de Santayana and Cuba’s deputy minister of Culture Fernando Rojas also attended.

  • Todos los premiados
  • Premio Excelencias
  • Premios Excelencias Gourmet
  • Premio Personalidad del año Grupo Excelencias
  • Excelencias del Arte
  • Excelencias del Motor
Cuba’s Healthcare System

For its outstanding contribution to the world battle against different epidemics and diseases, especially the Ebola outbreak; for its steadfast internationalist commitment to medical staff training in developing countries and its excellent healthcare service programs that bring sanitary safety and security to tourists visiting Cuba

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Organizing Commission for the 500th Anniversary of Santiago de Cuba

For the number of actions aimed at the preservation, rehabilitation and embellishment of Santiago de Cuba’s historic center and the city’s most emblematic hallmarks, thus contributing to underscoring the territory as a travel destination on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the village’s foundation

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Mr. Roberto Chile

For his outstanding career as director of photography, cameraman and/or producer of different documentaries for major Cuban and foreign companies, standing out a an audiovisual chronicler of the most significant developments occurred in Cuba in recent years

Mr. Roberto Chile

Gran Caribe Hotel Group

For its outstanding effort in the recovery of cultural and historic values within its facilities, a move that has allowed the group to embrace a great portfolio of heritage works, including a number of hotels that have been declared as National Monuments

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State-Run Working Group for the Havana Bay Environmental Project

For encouraging the conservation of ecosystems in the Havana Bay from the basis of the community surroundings and its contribution to curbing the deterioration of this enclave, thus turning this location into a place for social and tourist enjoyment

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Sportsman Erick Hernández Sánchez

For his many Guinness World Records in commanding a football, thus contributing and encouraging the love for soccer among Cubans, and helping to paint a different and one-of-a-kind picture of Cuba

Sportsman Erick Hernández Sánchez

Abraham Maciques Maciques

CND Person of the Year Award

For his dedicated career in the tourism and business realms, in which he has contributed to the advance of Cuban tourism and economy through different entities, especially the Palco Group

Abraham Maciques Maciques

Maestro Frank Fernández Tamayo

For his brilliant artistic career for over half a century as a performer of just about every music genre, for the significance of his teaching mastery, his compositions, orchestrations, research studies, discography and work as a cultural promoter

Maestro Frank Fernández Tamayo

Caguayo Foundation for the Monumental and Applies Arts

For the contributions conducted by the Caguayo Foundation for the Monumental and Applied Arts, created by sculptor and painter Alberto Lescay Merencio with an aim to advance and foster Cuba’s monumental and applied arts

Caguayo Foundation for the Monumental and Applies Arts

Mr. Nelson Domínguez Cedeño

For his outstanding work as a fine artist and pedagogue of several generations of Cuban creators, for his tireless efforts in the promotion of the Cuban culture and his attitude as an artist committed to both his time and his people.

Mr. Nelson Domínguez Cedeño

Mr. Miguel Iglesias Ferrer

For his outstanding work at the helm of Danza Contemporanea, a company that recently turned fifty years, and for his efforts in the company’s international projection, the esthetic renovation of its repertoire and his advocacy for national identity

Mr. Miguel Iglesias Ferrer

Don José Pablo Navarro Campa

For his lifetime dedication to safeguarding the prestige of one of Cuba’s flagship products: the Cuban Light Rum, a genuine spinoff of a centuries-old heritage passed on from generation to generation by master rum makers who have come up with a secret formula known to only a few

Don José Pablo Navarro Campa

Saborear lo Cubano Project by Habaguanex Travel Company

For its work in recovering and promoting Cuba’s gastronomic heritage, delving into the past from contemporaneousness and the decisive support of Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler, historian of the city of Havana

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Latin American & Caribbean School of Confectioning, Pastry and Patisserie

For its work in the formation and training of nearly a thousand Cuban and foreign students, for its research efforts and the manufacturing of Cuban homemade chocolates, a project that turned out to be the first step to add chocolate to Cuba’s gourmet realm

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Cases of Stella Homemade Chocolates Decorated by Painter Zaida del Río

For being a project that combines the paintings of celebrated Cuban artist Zaida del Rio with Cuba’s genuine cacao, thus transforming homemade chocolates into extraordinary artworks, all packed together in marvelous cases that let customers enjoy and admire the most sublime creativity out of Cuban hands

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Varadero Gourmet Festival

For its effort to underscore Cuba’s gastronomic culture thanks to the engagement of different institutions, such as Palmares, Mintur, Formatur, the Federation of Culinary Associations of the Republic of Cuba and the Cuban Bartender Club, among others

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“El Romero” Eco-Restaurant

For its outcomes as an ecological restaurants that features signature cuisine and relies on local resources and foodstuffs, both wild and grown with sustainable techniques, thus becoming a major advocate of environmental protection and a healthy diet

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Ernesto Dobarganes Andreu

For his effort to develop car racing and karting in Cuba from his position as president of Cuba’s Car Racing and Karting Association, as a former karting racer, commissioner of the International Car Racing Federation and founder of the Automobile Museum, built at the Baconao Park in the city of Santiago de Cuba

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