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Le Méridien in Panama

Le Meridien PanamaLe Méridien – perhaps best known as a European brand – is to open its first hotel in Central America.  Le Méridien Panama is set in the heart of Panama’s cosmopolitan capital city, on the edge of the Bay of Panama, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the Panama City skyline. Surrounded by the intimate cafes and chic galleries of Uruguay Street, the hotel is within the city’s financial district and a short distance from major tourism attractions such as the Panama Canal, considered one of the “Eight Wonders of the Modern World”. Offering 111 guestrooms, including 29 suites, the hotel also has 4,000 square feet of function space ideal for corporate meetings and events as well as intimate social affairs. In addition, it features a signature restaurant, Latitudes, led by Panamanian Chef Anibal Chiari, a contemporary fusion concept of international cuisine that can seat 75 guests, including a communal table and private dining room. Latitudes also offers Le Méridien signature breakfast, which includes reinvented favourites with components developed by three-star Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Coffee Culture, a global programme developed in partnership with illycaffè. The hotel also offers spa treatments in the Sensory Spa by Clarins with six treatment rooms and a fully-equipped fitness center and outdoor pool and terrace, overlooking the Bay of Panama. It is the 15th new Le Méridien hotel since Starwood acquired the brand back in November 2005.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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