The Luxury Side of Panama

Panama City

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.
Panama Canal

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.


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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