Sofitel Is Opening a New Hotel in Panama 

panama sofitelThe exterior of the hotel.

Accor’s Sofitel Legend brand is opening a new hotel in Panama, Caribbean Journal has learned. 

The new Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo Panama will open its doors this fall in the heart of Panama’s charming historic quarter. 

The new hotel, set on the former site of the Club Union of Panama, will be just the sixth Sofitel Legend hotel in the world. 

It’s part of a growing hotel market in the Casco Viejo, which recently welcomed a new Hyatt Unbound Collection hotel, the Hotel La Compania.

A rendering of the pool at the hotel.

The 159-room Sofitel Legend will include five dining concepts, including a Skybar and lounge; an oceanfront pool and nearly 10,000 square feet of meeting space. 

“We are privileged to introduce the exceptional Sofitel Legend brand to North & Central America in the vibrant and thriving destination of Panama City, within the historic and culturally significant district of Casco Viejo. A remarkable addition to our portfolio, Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo will be the brand’s flagship in the region and will debut a distinctive luxury hotel offering in Panama,” said Heather McCrory, CEO North & Central America, Accor. “Inspired by the essence of the city, and where local culture is celebrated and infused with an authentic passion for French art de vivre, the hotel is poised to set a new standard of luxury hospitality in Panama.”

What the lobby will look like.

Panama’s Architect SA is leading the project, along with Accor’s North and Central America design team. 

“Sofitel Legend is one of two prestigious luxury brands within the Accor portfolio that we are introducing in the North & Central America region in the next year, further solidifying our position as a leader in the luxury segment. Following a record-breaking year of growth, we remain enthusiastically committed to growing our unique collection of hotels and look forward to celebrating the opening of Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo Panama in just a few months,” Mark Purcell, SVP of Development, Accor North & Central America.”


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