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Playa Bonita Spa Debuts

The InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa in Panama is on schedule to open its doors to guests on December 15, 2005.Ê The resort’s general manager and a team of designers, developers and landscapers are completing the finishing touches, as Playa Bonita anticipates its opening in December with a grand opening celebration planned for January. The resort has already booked more than 12,000 reservations for 2006.
The InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa is a luxury destination resort that will provide discriminating travelers with an authentic and unparalleled vacation experience. ÊOccupying a prime location on virgin beach surrounded by nature reserves, each of the 300 guestrooms at Playa Bonita boast breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and feature a décor that radiates a sense of casual elegance.Ê Every room comes equipped with luxury bedding, rich wood furnishings, air conditioning, cable television and wireless Internet access.

“Playa Bonita will be the jewel of the Bern Hotels & Resorts collection of hotels,” said Herman Bern, president of Bern Hotels & Resorts Panama, a Panama-based company that owns Playa Bonita, as well
as several other resorts and hotels throughout the country.Ê “This resort combines all of the essential elements that make up a world-class destination for the sophisticated traveler.Ê We are thrilled with the outcome thus far and are confident that guests will appreciate the resort’s attention to detail, personalized services and upscale amenities.”

Designed to the highest InterContinental standards, the resort will reflect a West Indies and Mediterranean-inspired design showcasing its sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.Ê The state-of-the-art resort will feature a 10,000 square foot holistic spa, five free-form pools, three restaurants and 12,500 square feet of meeting space.

“Playa Bonita is sure to become one of Central America’s most sought-after vacation destinations,” said Giovanni Cerabona, Playa Bonita’s general manager. “The response we’ve received in reservations alone is a sure sign that the new property will be a huge success.” ÊÊ

As executive director in charge of the Intercontinental Miramar since 2004, Cerabona’s hospitality expertise has helped put that hotel on the map as one of the most frequented hotels in Panama City. With a degree from the Professional Institute of Hoteleria, in Potenza, Italy, Cerabona has an extensive 20-year background in the hospitality industry having worked at many well-known properties in Italy beforejoining the executive team of Bern Hotels & Resorts at the InterContinental Miramar.


Located just 25 minutes outside Panama City, the Intercontinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa is nestled between one mile of golden beach and 20 acres of tropical rainforest on the Pacific Ocean.Ê The resort features 300 luxurious guestrooms and suites, three restaurants, five free-form swimming pools, tennis facilities and a state-of-the-art holistic spa with a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. The Intercontinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa is part of the collection of Bern Hotels and Resorts Panama, a Panama-based company that owns a variety of hotels in and surrounding Panama City.