W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, has announced the opening of W Panama, the first W in Central America.
Located in one of the most cosmopolitan capitals in the region, Panama City, the new hotel towers above the heart of the business district within the ultra-modern, 50-floor Evolution Tower on Calle 50.
The bold and vibrant design of W Panama, under the ownership of Evolution Tower, blends centuries of history and culture with the nearby tropical paradise and trendy metropolitan spirit of Panama City.
“Panama City is one of the most vibrant and dynamic cities in Central America, a fusion of new and old, east and west, business and hedonism.
“Like our guests, W Hotels seeks destinations that are inspiring and multi-dimensional so Panama City is a natural fit,” said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, W Hotels Worldwide.
“W Panama embodies the spirit of Panama, showing off the style and energy of this diverse global hub with an intricate design that pays homage to both the history of the region and its bright future.”
Designed by Studio Gaia and the award-winning internal design team of W Hotels, W Panama reconstructs the city’s past and present with distinct hues and textural contrasts inspired by the international importance of the Panama Canal, while integrating Panama’s history and colourful indigenous patterns.
Guests enter W Panama on the 15th floor of the striking new skyscraper and are immediately greeted by playfully modern design.
W Panama transforms the industrial look of shipping containers, similar in look to those often found along the Panama Canal, with original graffiti painted by Diablos Rojos-inspired artist, Oscar Melgar.
With 203 guest rooms including 28 gorgeous suites, many featuring sweeping views of the nearby bay and canal, W Panama is tailored for comfort and inspires a lust for exploring the city’s local treasures.