Panama | American Trade Hotel
AMERICAN TRADE HOTEL
BY: RACHEL PANTOJA | SMARTFLYER
WHY: Four-day getaway
WHEN: June 2015
WHO: Me and my husband, Matt
- DETAILS, DETAILS -
TYPE: Chic property in a restored historical building.
ROOMS: 150 rooms and suites, each decorated with a unique mix of contemporary and Georgian furniture. Bright colors contrast with dark woods and gold trim. Some rooms feature four-poster beds, a reminder of classical elegance. Bathrooms are large, marble wonders, some with freestanding bathtubs.
POOL/GYM: The property's gym is cosy but fully equipped.
RESTAURANT: The newly refurbished Town House serves modern interpretations of classic British food using seasonal ingredients. The morning breakfast buffet is excellent, though you should spring for the avocado toast off the a la carte menu. The restaurant also has a separate juice menu in partnership with The Juicery, a unique (and delicious!) addition to the standard offerings.
VIBE: Intimate and romantic.
BAR: The cocktail bar is located on the ground floor, spread across a series of drawing rooms and sitting areas, the perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing.
WIFI: Complimentary throughout.
KIDS: Bring them! The hotel provides board games, milk and cookies on turndown, and can even arrange for a teepee to be placed in room, and adjoining rooms are available.
LOCATION: In the heart of Casco Viejo, Panama City's old town. The hotel sits on cobblestone streets overlooking a beautiful plaza and is surrounded by buzzing restaurants as well as cocktail and rooftop bars. The property is a thirty minute drive from Panama City Airport (PTY).
- A few things -
If you are looking to uncover the rich cultural and architectural history of Panama City, this hotel is a perfect base. A blend of old world aesthetic mixed with modern luxuries and excellent, polished service (think Aesop bath products and round-the-clock room service).
We arrived late on a Thursday evening and were greeted by fresh cold waters and lemongrass scented cool face towels. With views overlooking Panama Bay, Spanish rooftops of the buildings of Casco Viejo, and the downtown skyline of Panama City the property is truly something special.