Marriott International today announced the opening of JW Marriott Panama in Panama City. JW Marriott Panama, formerly The Bahia Grand Panama Hotel, enjoys an ocean front location in Panama's iconic 932-foot building – the tallest in Central America.
“Panama City is a vibrant and captivating destination that has been continually rising to the forefront of travel,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President & Global Brand Manager, JW Marriott. “This latest addition to our JW Marriott portfolio aligns perfectly with the brand's focus on culture and iconic luxury experiences, which is why it was crucial we expand to a vivid destination deeply rooted in tradition.”
Situated in the heart of the prestigious neighborhood of Punta Pacifica, JW Marriott Panama is located within minutes of the city's main commercial, banking and entertainment areas. The property features 369 well-appointed guestrooms and 41 luxurious suites, each equipped with spacious terraces and private balconies that provide breathtaking views of the Gulf of Panama and city skyline.
The hotel's all-encompassing dining options appeal to a range of guest pallets. Specializing in international fusion cuisine, Barcelona restaurant takes travelers on a complete gastronomic journey with a modern twist. JW Marriott Panama's Tejas restaurant delights guests with Caribbean cuisine infused with a touch of innovative culinary techniques. Azul, JW Marriott Panama's oceanfront restaurant, features a healthy menu inclusive of light appetizers rooted in local traditional flavors prepared with Panamanian pride. Located on the main level of the hotel, Bar Cava 15 is an elegant yet relaxed bar that serves as the perfect place for guests to enjoy specialty cocktails as they sample highlights from the unique fusion menu.
Panama is a vibrant hub for leisure and business travelers alike, offering centuries of history and culture, nearby tropical beaches and a trendy metropolis. For business and corporate travelers seeking a luxury hospitality experience in the heart of the country, JW Marriott Panama is set to become the ideal destination for meetings and events with 27,000 square feet of customizable internal and external space, beautifully decorated and equipped with advanced wireless and audiovisual technology.
“We are delighted to welcome JW Marriott Panama as the newest member of an exclusive collection of iconic properties around the world. Our goal is to offer our guests a luxury experience, never seen before in Panama”, said Demetrio Maduro, General Manager of JW Marriott Panama. “This hotel joins the family of twelve existing JW Marriott brand properties in the Caribbean and Latin America and caters to sophisticated travelers who are looking for the world-class JW Treatment .”
Panama has seen an increase in popularity among travelers due to a strategic planning vision of the country, which seeks to strengthen Panama's positioning in Latin America's competitive landscape among international markets. Through this vision, the country has seen a recent expansion of Tocumen International Airport as well as the construction of the new convention center, in addition to other projects established in the short, medium and long term.