Waldorf Astoria Makes Latin America Debut
Tuesday March 19th, 2013 - 8:30AM GH
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PANAMA CITY, PANAMA–The 248-room Waldorf Astoria Panama has opened here, marking the luxury brand's debut in Latin America.
The hotel is located in close proximity to Calle Uruguay in the heart of the city's entertainment district. It is 20 minutes to the Panama Canal and 25 minutes from the international airport. The property features 3,500 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, a 20,000 sq. ft. full-service spa, a 20,000 sq. ft. fitness center and a variety of destination restaurants and lounges. The Miami-based design firm of Ba-Haus/KNF was responsible for the hotel's interiors.
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, which is part of Hilton Worldwide, curents operates more than 20 properties around the world.
Tags: • Hospitality • Construction/Renovation • Ownership •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.