LOCATION: Panama

See Why the Chic American Trade Hotel in Old Town Panama City is the Best of Both Worlds
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27089
VENUE:
American Trade Hotel
LOCATION:
Panama City, Panamá
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Restored Hotel
Old World Glam
Panama City
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

In Panama City, modern society cozies up to the Old World for a unique and charming experience, one that’s perfectly captured at The American Trade Hotel. The American Trade Hotel—AKA the Ace Panama—is a vibrant gem at “the ecological and cultural crossroads of the Americas.” Housed in a gorgeously restored landmark building, the getaway for classy jetsetters and worldly travelers alike only opened its doors a few years ago and already has a grand reputation.

It’s the hotel’s breezy balance of chic and comfortable that does it. Furniture pieces of bold earth tones are picturesquely set against black and white paint and tile in the rooms’ simple, stylish aesthetics. Meanwhile, contemporary minimalism warmly welcomes guests to the lounges and garden courtyards. At the American Trade Hotel, everything feels like in its rightful place and nothing is overdone. As we’ve adored the American Trade Hotel since it hit the hospitality scene, we chatted with Spotted SF’s Leslie Santarina, who was recently a guest. Even though her ventures are predominantly based in San Francisco, she has a wonderful habit of exploring the rest of the world too—and she has good taste.

Photography & Words by: Leslie Santarina

 

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American Trade Hotel : Casco Viejo, Panama
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 2926
VENUE:
American Trade Hotel
LOCATION:
Casco Viejo, Panama
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Historic Building
Old Havana-meets-Modern
Paradise between Two Seas
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner
American Trade Hotel : Casco Viejo, Panama
American Trade Hotel : Casco Viejo, Panama
American Trade Hotel : Casco Viejo, Panama

The Report

New Venue Alert! We think that Panama is one heck of a hotspot location to throw a big bash at. Cool Factor? Located at the crossroads of two oceans and two continents, Panama is is dubbed the “paradise between two seas."  American Trade Hotel and Hall is one of the the latest properties to enter the Panamanian scene. A member of the super cool Ace Hotel Group, it just opened its doors in Fall 2013 in Panama City, near the edge of the Panama Canal and the city's UNESCO-designated historic district. The restored landmark building in the quaint Old Quarter of Casco Viejo was originally built in 1917 by Leonardo Villanueva Meyer.

Sip Sip Hooray! In even more recent news, American Trade Hotel JUST announced in February of 2014, the Grand Opening of Danilo's Jazz Club. American Trade Hotel, collaborated with world-renowned jazz pianist and UNESCO Artist for Peace Danilo Pérez. This 50-seat jazz club is the creative partnership between American Trade Hotel and the Grammy-winning Panamanian composer to bring a world-class jazz venue to Panama, while aiming to give students opportunities with music education for the betterment of society.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Large airline carriers like Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Panamanian Copa Airlines, fly directly to Panama City from many cities worldwide.

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El Otro Lado : Portobelo, Panama
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 1206
VENUE:
El Otro Lado
LOCATION:
Portobelo, Panama
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Eclectic Tropical
Ocean & Rainforest
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner
El Otro Lado : Portobelo, Panama
El Otro Lado : Portobelo, Panama
El Otro Lado : Portobelo, Panama

The Report

El Otro Lado ("To The Other Side") is a private retreat, situated on Portobelo Bay, across from Portobelo, a 400-year-old town built by Spanish colonialists. This waterfront venue integrates design, culture, nature and gastronomy in a perfect fusion that will provide your guests with one-of-a-kind experiences. This venue is ideal for the party host or hostess who wants to truly getaway, embark on adventure and embrace the local culture. This venue will give your guests a truly unique experience

Surrounded by jungle and steamy rainforests, El Otro Lado is located just over an hour from Panama City, and next to the Portobelo National Park. This lovely venue with it's kaleidoscope of colors has views of the sea and rainforests. El Otro Lado is comprised of four tropical eclectic designed houses and Casa Grande (perfect for a bridal suite). This colorful and tropical venue integrates the handicrafts and artwork  of Panama’s Atlantic coast throughout. To add to the ambiance a tropical soundtrack curated by renowned broadcaster, Gladys Palmera, plays in the background.

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