VENUE TYPE: Hotel / Resort / Spa

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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We’ve Been Spotting This New Palm Springs Hotel All Over Social Media
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27104
VENUE:
ARRIVE
LOCATION:
Palm Springs, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Hot New Hotel
Mid Century Modern
Palm Springs
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



The fun has arrived! In true Palm Springs style, ARRIVE is part sunny desert oasis, part pool party heaven, part mid-century lover’s dream, and all tastemaker gold. This 32-room boutique hotel has all the desert charm you’d expect to find in the Uptown Design District, plus a restaurant that stands well on its own.

From the wallpapered and brightly lit rooms to the textable concierge, everything about Arrive is stylish and forward thinking. With poolside cabanas, late night firepits, bocce courts, ping-pong tables, bikes for rent, and a cute little ice cream shoppe, there’s plenty to keep your days full whether you stay on the grounds of the hotel or head out to the style-savvy shops nearby. Here to chat all things Arrive, the gals from Layered Vintage give us the full scoop and fill us in on exactly what to order at the bar. Cheers to you, ladies!

Photography by Arielle Vey

 

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San Diego's Newest Luxury Hotel Is Every Trend Setter's Dream
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27105
VENUE:
The Pendry
LOCATION:
San Diego
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
New Hotel Opening
Luxurious Mid Century Modern
Downtown San Diego
REPORTER: The Venue Report



Just when we think we’ve uncovered every design savvy, insta-worthy spot around, we somehow stumble across something new. For anyone living in San Diego (or up for a little road trip), you need to know about The Pendry. It’s a sophisticated hotel with a chic collection of dining, shopping, meeting and wellness sites within it.

Meticulously blending the ease of Mid Century Modern design with traditional touches of the luxury hotel stay, The Pendry is a refreshing hotspot that a few members of The Venue Report team had to visit to get the firsthand report on this long awaited opening. 

 

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The Ace Hotel New Orleans is About to Become Your Favorite Place to Stay in the Big Easy
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27098
VENUE:
Ace Hotel New Orleans
LOCATION:
New Orleans, Louisiana
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Renovated Retail Store
Modern Americana
Warehouse District
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

When it comes to New Orleans, it’s not so much a matter of telling people they need to visit. The Big Easy is on practically everyone’s travel list. Instead, what’s key is knowing where to stay in New Orleans—and the answer is the Ace Hotel New Orleans.

On the corner of Carondelet and Lafayette, one of the coolest hotels in one of the liveliest cities waits for you to start the vacation of a lifetime. Tucked in the perfect part of town—close to art galleries, museums, shops, and cocktail lounges—the Ace Hotel New Orleans can be your headquarters as you head out and explore the French Quarter and South Market District. Meanwhile, it's up to you to explore the city's mystical nooks and unearth your own local favorites. Having only opened in the Warehouse District last year, the 234-room hotel is only a recent gorgeous addition. In a nine-story art deco building, the celebrated hospitality chain finally put up an outpost in a city they've long had their eye on. How could they not, with the music, the food, the history, and the energy?

 

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The Staycationers: Tips And Tricks For The Ultimate Valentine's Date With The Whole Gang (Boys Allowed)
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27101
VENUE:
Smyth, a Thompson Hotel
LOCATION:
New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Valentine's Day Ideas
Tips + Tricks
Smyth Hotel
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

This Valentine's Day we are taking notes from none other then The Staycationer's leading ladies, Cyndi and Celine. Ever wonder how you can combine Valentine's and Galentine's (say that 10 times fast) into the same night? These gals did it with class, style, no stress and are here to give us the scoop. 

NYC's very own sexy and sophisticatd The Smyth, A Thompson Hotel played host to The Staycationers and their beaus triple date and if one thing is for sure. Location is key to copying and pasting this night to remember with the ones that matter most - Your whole gang!

Photography by Vanessa Granda

 

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