The Luxury Collection Set to Open First Hotel in Panama

The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City. // Photo courtesy of Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts has announced the date of the brand’s Panama debut, with The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City set to open on February 22.

Located minutes from the capital’s city center and operated by Bristol Hospitality Group, The Santa Maria is a five-star Luxury Collection resort. With this opening, The Luxury Collection expands its footprint in South America, where it now operates six hotels and resorts.

The Luxury Collection’s Santa Maria is located within an exclusive neighborhood next to the Costa del Este and Santa Maria business parks and just minutes away from both the airport and Panama City’s city center.

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The new hotel has 182 guest rooms and suites with authentic Panamanian design elements including the Guna Yala inspired traditional Mola blankets to adorn the beds, handmade baskets made by the Embera community and wood mined from the depth of the Gatun Lake

The Santa Maria offers urban and golf course views, three restaurants, a modern fitness center with an outdoor pool and meeting and event spaces.

As far as dining goes, Mestizo Restaurant will present Panamanian cuisine alongside an international blend of flavors. Guests can also have meat cuts and fresh seafood in the country-club-styled Ocean Prime restaurant. During the day, the Coffee Shop and Deli serves Boquete’s rare and exclusive Geisha coffee blend, while AQVA offers guests small bites and specialty cocktails. 

Additionally, the resort offers 18,000 square feet of sun-lit meeting and event space that includes a grand ballroom, three breakout rooms and a private boardroom with an independent foyer and captivating outdoor venues for creative events.


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