By the Caribbean Journal staff
The Luxury Collection has expanded in the Caribbean Basin with its first-ever hotel in Panama.
The new Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel and Golf Resort is set minutes from the city center in Panama City.
It’s also home to the 18-hole Nicklaus Design championship golf course.
The five-star resort has 182 rooms, two restaurants, a state-of-the-art spa and an outdoor pool, among other amenities.
“We are delighted to introduce The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort – The Luxury Collection’s first property in Panama and a portal to the destination’s remarkable landscape and rich heritage,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection. “Panama is a desirable location for global explorers seeking authentic travel experiences, and we are thrilled to invite guests to explore the destination through the lens of The Luxury Collection.”
The Santa Maria is operated by Bristol Hospitality Group.
“Panama is known as the ‘Crossroad of the World’ as it is deeply rich with history, inspiring landmarks, and natural beauty,” said Fidel Reyes, general manager at The Santa Maria. “We’re looking forward to welcoming guests with our warm approach to hospitality and excellent service.”