Marriott outlines Panama pacific coast plans

Marriott outlines Panama pacific coast plans

Marriott Hotels has plans to develop the 180-room Casamar Marriott Panama Resort within the Casamar master-planned resort community on Panama’s Pacific coast. 

It will be the hotel chain’s first property in the country outside capital Panama City.

The five-star resort, under a franchise agreement with Casamar Development and Corporación Turística del Pacífico, will open in 2013 and be a significant addition to Panama’s Pacific beachfront resorts.

Casamar Marriott Panama Resort the Casamar Marriott Resort will be situated on the beach, near the town of San Carlos, approximately 55 miles from Panama City.

The Casamar community will include a number of condominium and villa clusters, tropical gardens and walking trails, freestanding restaurants, retail units, a sports club and a beach club. 


Pictured from left: Fernando Duque Maldonado, president of Casamar Development, Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal, president of Panama; Dave Grissen, president of the Americas for Marriott International and Alberto Vallarino Clement, Panama’s finance minister

“We are pleased to be developing the Casamar Marriott Resort on the spectacular Pacific coast of Panama”, said Fernando Duque Maldonado, president of Casamar Development.

“Based on the combined experience in successful master planned communities and residential units from the developers involved in this project, we believe that the Casamar Marriott will be equally successful.”

Panama’s Pacific Coastline, traditionally a weekend retreat for wealthy Panamanians, is quickly developing into resort destination with the development of quality resort hotels, and from 2002 to 2010, tourist visitation to the area more than doubled, to 1.7 million.

“The Casamar Marriott Resort will join the Marriott Hotels & Resorts portfolio of more than 60 golf, beach and spa destinations around the world,” said Paul Cahill, senior vice president of brand management for Marriott Hotels & Resorts.

“Each resort offers a magnificent location and contemporary style and design, combined with five-star services to make leisure stays relaxing and rejuvenating, and business meetings and social events a complete success.”

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