Scheduled to open in late 2011, the first one will be located in Cariari, Heredia. The other unit still does not have a specific location but would begin operations in mid-2012.
"El Financiero learned that Meridian Group – owner of Oficentro in Escazú-has requested permits for a 14-story hotel."
The president of Enjoy Group, Ruben Pacheco, owner of Hilton Doubletree Puntarenas and Hilton Papagayo, told the newspaper that they are in the process before the Transportation and Public Works Ministry of requesting permits for another Hilton in San Rafael of Alajuela.
Marriott, Sheraton, and Hilton are some of the brands that will expand in the country.
The strong economic growth experienced by Panama is also being reflected in the tourism industry, whose investments are increasing every year.
Between this year and 2013 the major hotel chains, in some cases in conjunction with Panamanian capital and in other cases independently, are expected to build new hotels on the beaches and in the city.
The hotel chain is considering a new multi-purpose complex in El Salvador, to be developed together with Grupo Agrisal.
Álvaro Diago, Latin America's representative for Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), acknowledged that the country has vast potential for developing new hotels, but it requires more country marketing.
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