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The Luxury Side of Panama

Are you looking to go off the grid to an untouched, authentic luxury destination? Then, Panama is your place of choice. It has a distinct history, beauty, and experiences that you cannot find anywhere else. Enjoy the luxury side of Panama.

The country has 1,400 islands, which translates into 1,500 miles of beautiful, breathtaking coastlines along the Caribbean and the Pacific. Panama City is home to the Panama Canal, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Panama City also boasts a tropical rainforest within itself, enamoring historical sites, and quite a few bohemian neighborhoods. To top it all off, the people of Panama are welcoming, big-hearted and beautiful, both inside and out.
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Here are a few super luxurious hotels that you can kick back and relax in after an exciting day exploring the luxury side of Panama City.

Hilton Panama

Within Panama City, on Avenida Balboa, Hilton Panama offers visitors access to an urban yet relaxed waterfront. Tocumen International Airport is a short 25-minute drive away, and the hotel offers an area shuttle service free.

From polished marbles flooring to contemporary, artistic accents, the hotel exudes both luxury and sophistication. Guests have access to a hot tub, full-featured spa, steam rooms, sauna, pool, bar, cocktail lounge, and fitness center amenities. Hilton Panama’s Society Cafe restaurant is a charming, modern, and expansive space with indoor and outdoor seating on a beautiful terrace overlooking the bay. The menu comprises a mix of Panamanian cuisines and Western-friendly foods.

Each room boasts of its space with Nespresso makers, well-stocked minibars, high-speed Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city or the bay, along with an optional, private bay-view balcony.

Would you like to explore the city? Just outside Hilton Panama is a pedestrian bridge that opens into a stunning walkway along Panama Bay. A few blocks inland, you will find dozens of shops, restaurants, and bars.

These and more features found at the Hilton Panama will ensure you will want nothing else.

Bristol Panama

This chic luxury hotel will enthrall you with its classic and contemporary styles. It is fresh and shiny, with a touch of old-time luxury elements, such as ironwork chandeliers and antique gas lamps at the entrance.

The establishment has two towers, each housing airy and bright rooms with beautiful décor in shades of white, beige, and light blues. The rooms each have fully stocked minibars, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs, and iHome stereos.

Once there, you have the option to access the rooftop pool, the modern fitness room, bar, spacious lounge, banquet hall, and meeting rooms. The stylish hotel restaurant and bar, both known as the Salsipuedes, offer a hip and casual atmosphere. The menu features Panamanian cuisines. However, the breakfast is the most outstanding, with different empanadas, meat plates, fresh fruit, and cheese.

Another highlight is the 8’58 Lounge restaurant and bars with alfresco seating on an attractive terrace, offering cocktails, happy hour, and small plates. On given nights of the week, guests can listen to and dance to live music.

Strategically located on the top floor of the hotel, you will find the Spa. It has some of the best panoramic views of the city. Guests can get a couple’s massage, hydrotherapy, full-service salons, saunas, and steam rooms.

To experience the bustling Panama City, you find several restaurants, bars, shops within walking distance from the hotel. You will discover the Multicentro shopping mall and the Calle Uruguay, popularly known for its nightlife.

Bristol Panama is a perfect luxury alternative compared to many other chain hotels in the region.

Waldorf Astoria Panama

We know the Waldorf Astoria for its quiet luxury that offers both relaxation and convenience in equal proportions. The interior décor is a mix of ivory and earthy brown tones with stunning accents unique to each space. Plus, this sophisticated yet comfortable theme provides relaxed, luxury accommodation to travelers and tourists alike.

Do you want to do some sightseeing? The Iglesia del Carmen, a lovely old church, is a short walking distance from the hotel. The Panama Viejo ruins are also a short 17-minute drive from the hotel. A further 5-minute drive away should take you to the Miraflores Locks, a well-liked spot to view ships as they pass through the canal, as well as a nearby museum. A short walk away from Waldorf Astoria, Panama, you will find several casinos, nightclubs, and restaurants. The Casco Viejo, a historic and vibrant section of Panama City, is also a 15-minute drive away.

The hotel rooms contain luxurious and neutral tones, each with Nespresso machines, floor-to-ceiling windows, 40-inch flat-screen TVs, minibars, iPod dock, and sleek bathrooms. Some rooms come with balconies and separate bedrooms.

The establishment has two restaurants that serve American and French dishes all day. The Sushi Restaurant and Lounge are the more popular of the two, especially for dinner. Also, you have the option to take a dip at the hotel pool or whirlpool nearby or relax in the shade on one of the comfortable pool beds or loungers. Lastly, try the relaxing spa for beauty services, body, and facial treatments, or a massage or the fitness area to keep in shape.

Conclusion

Panama Coast

To fully grasp the diversity, beauties, and luxury of Panama City, travel to Panama. Once there, expect to find unexpected and fascinating surprises along the way. Therefore, the variety within the country makes it one destination that you will long to return to for more and maybe plan to retire in Panama. Are you ready to enjoy the luxury side of Panama?

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Red Frog Beach Resort – Luxury Off The Coast of Panama

For an unbelievable experience, consider a stay at the newly opened Red Frog Beach Resort. The luxury resort is found the beautiful Caribbean archipelago of Bocas del Toro, off the scenic northern coast of Panama.

The luxurious Red Frog Beach Rainforest Resort & Marina is a a unique Caribbean island oasis that features stunning accommodations amongst unparalleled natural beauty.

The resort is quickly destined to become Panama’s premier Caribbean beachfront destination. Bocas del Toro hass become even more popular among travelers who are looking for a laid-back nightlife and/or a bio-diverse, pristine and protected natural environment.

The Inn at Red Frog Beach offers its guests to stay in a private room in a large shared Villa at the top of the island. The hill-top Honeymoon King Suite has an infinity edge pool with lush garden surroundings and fabulous views of the turquoise blue Caribbean below.

The upscale Villas have two to six bedroom floor plans, private pools and sweeping ocean views. The Jungle Lodge is an authentic, eco-friendly accommodation set inside a secluded Jungle Village.

All the accommodations have direct access to the beaches, nature paths, an activity center with a beachfront breakfast included.

Features miles of lush rainforest, Red Frog Beach also offers an adjacent national marine park, outstanding recreational activities plus amazing island location with several fabulous beaches including its namesake beach-designated as “One of the World’s Best Secret Beaches” by The Travel Channel
and “One of the Hottest Beaches in Central America” by Frommer’s Travel.

Now is your chance to visit Red Frog Beach Resort and stay in one of the resort’s luxurious villas set amid unspoiled natural beauty.

You can now enjoy two nights “on the house” when you book a seven nights by August 31 and stay by December 19, 2013.

To take advantage of the Grand Opening special offer at Red Frog Beach Resort, please contact The Life of Luxury.




Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama


Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama

When the new Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama opens on July 6, 2011, the luxury hotel will be the largest building in all of Latin America.

This record breaking property will be an incredible addition to the travel industry in Latin America, offering luxurious interiors and top-notch guest services that will truly match the grandeur of the Trump building itself.

The Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama is the vision of Donald Trump and his three grown children – Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. The luxury hotel will reflect the modern day sensibilities of the next generation of luxury travel.

The Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama also represents the first international venture of Trump Hotel Collection™.

Located in an Club International Hotel & Tower Panama, the new luxury hotel was designed by talented architect Arias Serna Saravia and developed by Newland International Properties Corp.

Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama will offer its guests 369 handsomely appointed hotel rooms, including 47 suites, that will appear as a home-away-from-home for travelers.

The luxury hotel will also offer many luxurious amenities, including a complete floor of elite boutiques and shops, multiple fine dining restaurants that will reflect the region’s finest fare.

If you want to bet pampered, consider the 10,000-square-foot spa that is solely devoted to wellness. If you get tired of relaxing and want a little thrill, you won’t be limited to that partybingo.com app on your phone — In addition to all of the above amenities, the luxury Panamanian hotel also features a casino.

Trump Ocean Club will feature an incredible pool deck that overlooks the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. For business and social events, there will be greater 46,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space.

If you want to bet pampered, consider the 10,000-square-foot spa that is solely devoted to wellness. In addition the luxury Panamanian hotel features a casino.

Later this year, a private beach club on nearby Isla Viveros will be unveiled.




Panama Canal: Third Set of Locks Project

Since its opening in 1914, the Panama Canal has been an engineering wonder.  The new project will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal by constructing a new set of locks, and will double the canal’s capacity and allow more traffic. Full article