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Sonesta Announces Opening of Royal Sonesta Hotel & Casino Panama

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation announced today the opening of its first hotel in Panama, the 304-room Royal Sonesta Hotel & Casino Panama. Located in the center of the business district of Panama City, the hotel offers an ideal proximity to the city’s major corporations, while providing an oasis of entertainment options. This breathtaking hotel pays tribute to the Panamanian culture through its modern design that draws inspiration from the local wildlife and traditions. Just a 2 hour flight from Miami, this hotel and its sister Sonesta Hotels in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Chile are managed by Colombia based GHL Grupo Hoteles. 

“Royal Sonesta Hotel & Casino Panama is an exciting addition to our collection,” said Stephanie Sonnabend, president of Sonesta.  “The hotel is our first international Royal Sonesta property. It is located in an international crossroads for business and leisure travel for guests from both North and South America, and the hotel is a great next step in the growth of the Sonesta Collection.”

The hotel is located in downtown Panama City and is just a few miles from Tocumen International Airport.  The hotel offers 304 luxurious guest room with 24 hour guest service and in-room dining, 2 restaurants, bar and sushi bar, fitness center, sauna, Turkish bath, spa, beauty center, and business center. The hotel’s casino and spectacular rooftop swimming pool will be opening later this year. 

Panama is a cosmopolitan destination that has been an international crossroads connecting North and South America for generations. Panama City, which is the capital and largest city in Panama, offers the beautiful old city, Casco Viejo, public parks, shopping malls, restaurants and nightlife.

GHL Grupo Hoteles, who has managed Sonesta Hotels in Peru since 2005, owns and operates hotels throughout South America. With more than 40 years of experience in the hotel industry, GHL currently, operates 16 Sonesta Hotels located in Peru, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and now Panama.

Discover Royal Sonesta and Sonesta Hotels & Resorts in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Hilton Head Island, Houston, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Sint Maarten (3), Panama, Chile (2), Colombia (5), Ecuador, Peru (6), and Egypt (10). Sonesta ES Suites is an extended stay hotel brand managed by Sonesta in 27 locations found near Boston, Atlanta, Baltimore, Burlington, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Columbus, Detroit, Flagstaff, Houston, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando, Parsippany, Princeton, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Tucson. For more about the Sonesta Collection, visit or call 617.315.9200 or 800.Sonesta (800.766.3782) in the U.S. and Canada.

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