Westin Hotel Arrives Panama

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide introduced the Westin brand in Panama by opening two hotels in the next two years.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Westin Playa Bonita Panama, just 20 minutes from downtown, will be ready in 2011 and Panama Westin Hotel in the heart of the business district in the capital city will open in 2012.

Both hotels operate as franchised properties from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. to Bern Hotels & Resorts Panama. With present negotiations, these two companies consolidate their third deal which started in September 2009 with the opening of Le Méridien Panama.

Westin Playa Bonita Panama is located minutes from the city and within walking distance of major tourist attractions: the "Casco Viejo" and the Panama Canal. The hotel contemplates 611 rooms and will be on the Pacific shore with views of the Panama Canal.

Panama Westin Hotel is located next to Costa del Este Business Park, the main financial center. Close to city center and the Tocumen International Airport. The Costa de Este development is the fastest growing business complex in Panama City and is a key destination for business travelers, has numerous corporate offices and high end real estate.

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Another Westin Hotel Inaugurated in Panama

January 2013

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of its second establishment in the Westin brand in Panama, the 218-room Westin Panama.

With the opening of The Westin Panama, the third property in the hotel chain developed and operated by Bern Hotels & Resorts, Starwood now has seven hotels in the Latin American country.

W Hotels Worldwide to Build Hotel in Panama

September 2012

The hotel chain plans to establish its 50-story building, Evolution Tower, in the center of the financial district in Panama City's Zona Rosa.

A statement from W Hotels Worldwide reads:

W Hotels Worldwide Announces its First Hotel in Central America with the Opening of W Panama.

Westin Resorts Announces Hotel in Costa Rica

October 2010

By May 2011 it plans to open the Westin Resort & Spa Playa Conchal.

The Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa is Starwood's first property in Costa Rica in 20 years and the newest member of the Westin Resorts brand, which has 40 centers in the world's most coveted tourist destinations.

Bern Invests $40 Million in New Hotel in Panama

September 2010

The 200 room hotel will be developed in partnership with Westin Panama and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

The construction of the new accommodation has already begun in the "Costa del Este" area of the Panamanian capital and is expected to finish by the end of 2012.

"Osvaldo Librizzi, Starwood president for Latin America, said that Westin Panama combined with Westin Playa Bonita will enable larger groups to be brought to Panama," reports Pa-digital.com.pa.

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