A number of exciting new Hotels, among them several well known brands, are opening for business in Panama this year:
The recently open JW Marriott Panama is located within the Buenaventura resort community, 80 miles southwest of Panama City on the Pacific coast. This premier luxury resort in Panama offers elegant accommodations and suites set amongst lush gardens and a lagoon with vistas of the Pacific and five restaurants, an 18-hole golf course, a spa, a chapel, meeting space and a beachfront clubhouse with an infinity pool and waterfront butler service.
The Waldorf Astoria Panama, Latin America’s first Waldorf Astoria Hotel, located in the trendy Calle Uruguay section, will be less than 15 minutes from the International Airport and walking distance of the waterfront park on Cinta Costera, as well as the banking and central business district. The 130 room luxury Hotel is scheduled to be open in March.
Another big brand expected to open in Panama City this year is the Hilton Panama, expected to receive guests from September onwards. With 347 guest rooms and suites, Spa, Casino, Fitness and Business Center, this centrally located Hotel will offer the typical Hilton Quality to both business and leisure travelers.
Close by M. Gelabert regional Airport and connected to Latin America’s greatest shopping center Albrook Mall, the opening of new TRYP by Wyndham in June will add new possibilities for visitors. The contemporary hotel with its versatile design, rooftop infinity pool and over 300 rooms will be a great new opportunity for the discerning modern traveler.
A premier boutique hotel in Panama’s Casco Viejo will be The American Trade Hotel, a 50 room hotel being built in the former headquarters of the American Trade Developing Co.. Designed by architect Leonardo Villanueva Meyer in 1917, the building is often referred to as Panama’s first skyscraper because at its time it was the country’s tallest building and only the second to have an elevator. The current structure was built in two phases: a first floor begun in 1917 to house the Banco Arias Feraud and The American Trade department store (both owned by the great, great grandfather of one of the current developers); and the upper stories in 1920, which were American Trade Developing Co.’s offices and luxury apartments. Opening is expected at the end of this year.
Ecocircuitos is already having rates and is looking forward to working with these new venues this season, to be able to keep offering their guests the best experience possible.