Waldorf Astoria Expands to Panama

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Above: the Waldorf Astoria Panama

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has expanded to Panama, with the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Panama in Panama City.

It is the first-ever Waldorf Astoria hotel in the Latin American region.

The 248-room property was designed by Miami-based firm ba-haus/KNF, and features four restaurants and bars.

“Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts are committed to a presence in landmark destinations around the world, so Panama is a perfect venue for our brand’s entry into Latin America,” said John TA Vanderslice, global head of luxury and lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide. “The Waldorf Astoria Panama is perfectly positioned to create the exceptional experiences and unforgettable moments that are hallmarks of the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand at all of our more than 20 destinations around the globe.”

Waldorf Astoria is the latest high-profile brand to enter the Panamanian market. Sonesta recently opened its first property in the country, while Starwood Hotels & Resorts opened its second Westin hotel in Pamama in January.

“Waldorf Astoria Panama is a fantastic addition to our consistently growing portfolio in Latin America, and we look forward to welcoming travelers to the flawless service synonymous with the Waldorf Astoria name,” said Danny Hughes, senior vice president for Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America at Hilton Worldwide.

The hotel includes a 2,000-square-foot Waldorf Astoria Spa and over 3,500-square-foot meeting space.