Hilton Continues Latin America Expansion With Opening in Panama
Friday August 22nd, 2014 - 9:49AM BP
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PANAMA CITY, PANAMA—Hilton Worldwide has opened the newly built Hilton Panama, a 347-room Hilton Hotels & Resorts property located here.
With a location in the heart of the city that offers panoramic ocean views, the upscale Hilton Panama includes executive floor rooms and suites all outfitted with the Hilton Serenity Collection of amenities.
“We are thrilled to welcome Hilton Panama as the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the country to the brand's growing global portfolio,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, full-service brands, Hilton Worldwide. “This newest Hilton in Latin America represents our continued interest in the region, and introduces business and leisure travelers to Hilton's signature brand amenities and hospitality.”
Forming part of a 70-story mixed-use complex with offices, shopping and entertainment, the 16-story Hilton Panama is just 20 minutes from Tocumen International Airport and minutes from Casco Viejo—the historic city, Hilton Panama is within walking distance of the financial district and many of the city's restaurants, cafés and hotspots.
Designed by BA-HAUS / KNF, guests are introduced to a decor inspired by the spectacular views that serve as an effortless backdrop. The spaces are combined with chic furnishings, intricate patterns and local elements, according to Hilton Worldwide.
Hilton Worldwide currently has four hotels in Panama and plans to open a fifth property later this year. The company has a portfolio of 63 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers throughout Latin America, and has plans to continue expanding throughout the region.
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