The 5–star Meliá Habana Hotel has 397 rooms, including 16 suites, and is one of only five 5–star hotels presently operating in Havana. The Meliá Habana Hotel is internationally rated under the OHG International System as “Superior First Class”. The hotel has been managed since start–up in September 1998 by the Spanish international hotel chain Meliá Hotels International, which operates 27 hotels in Cuba and is the dominant international hotel management company in the country. The Meliá Habana Hotel is one of the leading business hotels of Havana (given its prime ocean–front location directly across the street from the Miramar Trade Center) and its business attributes include conference facilities, numerous meeting rooms, a business centre and 3 executive floors. It has approximately 40,000 square metres (approximately 430,000 square feet) of constructed area on a prime oceanfront property. The vast majority of rooms have direct ocean views, and the site has extensive gardens and the largest swimming pool of all Cuban city hotels.