By the Caribbean Journal staff
There’s a new luxury hotel brand in the heart of Panama.
Marriott International has officially opened its new JW Marriott Panama, a new chapter for what was once the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and had most recently been the Bahia Grand Panama Hotel.
The hotel is set in a 932-foot tower that is the tallest building in Central America and easily the country’s most famous edifice.
“Panama City is a vibrant and captivating destination that has been continually rising to the forefront of travel,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President & Global Brand Manager, JW Marriott. “This latest addition to our JW Marriott portfolio aligns perfectly with the brand’s focus on culture and iconic luxury experiences, which is why it was crucial we expand to a vivid destination deeply rooted in tradition.”
The property, which welcomed its first new guests this week, includes a total of 369 guestrooms and 41 suites, each of which include terraces and private balconies.
The Marriott rebrand had first been announced in June. https://www.caribjournal.com/2018/06/28/jw-marriott-panama/
Dining options range from Azul, the hotel’s oceanfront restaurant, to the Caribbean-focused Tejas eatery to the Bar Cava 15.
It’s also being positioned as a meeting destination, with 27,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space.
“We are delighted to welcome JW Marriott Panama as the newest member of an exclusive collection of iconic properties around the world. Our goal is to offer our guests a luxury experience, never seen before in Panama”, said Demetrio Maduro, General Manager of JW Marriott Panama.
The property becomes the 12th JW Marriott-branded hotel in the Caribbean and Latin America, according to the company.