JW Marriott Panama opens doors to first guests

JW Marriott Panama opens doors to first guests

Marriott International has announced the opening of JW Marriott Panama in Panama City.

JW Marriott Panama, formerly the Bahia Grand Panama Hotel, enjoys a desirable 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, 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 neighbourhood of Punta Pacifica, JW Marriott Panama is located within minutes of the city’s main commercial, banking and entertainment areas.

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The property features 369 well-appointed guestrooms and 41 luxurious suites, each equipped with spacious terraces and private balconies that provide views of the Gulf of Panama and city skyline.

Panama is a vibrant hub for leisure and business travellers alike, offering centuries of history and culture, nearby tropical beaches and a trendy metropolis.

“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 travellers who are looking for the world-class JW Treatment.”

Panama has seen an increase in popularity among travellers 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 centre, in addition to other projects established in the short, medium and long term.