New Ritz-Carlton Hotel Reserve in Panama

The Ritz-Carlton has announced that in 2016 it will open a new hotel in Pearl Island, south of Panama City.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The new facility will have 80 rooms, a spa, private beach club, three swimming pools and three restaurants. In addition, visitors will have access to a 1,800 square pavilion and function room with sea view.

"In an environment of abundant forests and beautiful private beaches, Pearl Island is the perfect place to experience a Reserve," said Herve Humler, president of The Ritz-Carlton.

The island measuring 3,500 hectares can be accessed by boat, helicopter or plane via a private airstrip.

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