Hilton Hotels & Resorts Continues Latin America Expansion with Opening of New Hilton Panama in Country's Bustling Capital

Upscale Hotel in Panama City, Panama Features First eforea: Spa at Hilton in Latin America, Six Dining Outlets, Panoramic Views and More

August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // PANAMA CITY and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of the newly-built Hilton Panama, a 347-room Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Panama City, Panama. With a privileged location in the heart of this booming city that offers panoramic ocean views, this newest hotel in Panama City opens its doors just in time to celebrate the Panama Canal's Centennial. To commemorate the occasion, Hilton Panama welcomes guests with special introductory rates starting at $129* per night.

"We are thrilled to welcome Hilton Panama as the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the country to the brand's growing global portfolio," said Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide. "This newest Hilton in Latin America represents our continued interest in the region, and introduces business and leisure travelers to Hilton's signature brand amenities and hospitality."

Forming part of a 70-story mixed-use complex with offices, shopping and entertainment, the 16-story Hilton Panama boasts one of the most desired locations in the city on a prominent intersection on the Panama Bay. Just 20 minutes from Tocumen International Airport and minutes from Casco Viejo - the historic city, Hilton Panama is within walking distance of the financial district and many of the city's finest restaurants, cafés and hotspots. Guests can go for stroll or bicycle ride along the Cinta Costera, along the bay right outside the hotel.

Designed by BA-HAUS / KNF, guests are introduced to a décor inspired by the spectacular views that serve as an effortless backdrop. A pleasant and upscale atmosphere combined with chic furnishings, intricate patterns and local elements create the perfect setting for fast-paced urban executives and global travelers. All aspects of this new hotel were carefully designed to ensure guests enjoy a world-class experience throughout their stay. This includes everything from upscale accommodations and delectable dining to flexible meeting space and the indulgent eforea: Spa at Hilton.

"The opening of Hilton Panama is a momentous occasion for Hilton Worldwide, as it introduces our fourth brand in Panama's booming capital," said Danny Hughes, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide. "With a fifth hotel coming soon, Hilton Worldwide will have five of its brands in Panama City, welcoming today's traveler with unparalleled choice in upscale quality and service standards."

Ideal for both business and leisure travelers, the upscale Hilton Panama features 347 guest rooms, including executive floor rooms and suites all outfitted with the Hilton Serenity Collection™ of amenities, wireless Internet access and more. Guests staying in an executive room or suite enjoy the added benefit of the hotel's executive floor service and executive lounge, offering light snacks and beverages.

Dining at Hilton Panama is an experience offering guests six gastronomic options to enjoy an array of culinary creations. The hotel's signature restaurant, Society Café, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and introduces guests to the talented and award-winning John Gray, executive chef with more than 25 years of experience who takes inspiration from Panamanian cuisine and puts a twist on the traditional. Guests can also choose from Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, serving the finest selection of steaks and dishes; Saquella Restaurant, ideal for enjoying Italian style dining; Saquella Café Barista, offering quality coffee; Blue Bar, a relaxing environment for sipping cocktails with unparalleled views of the Bay of Panama; and the Pool Bar for poolside snacks and beverages. Twenty-four-hour room service is also available.

A great base for events and business travelers, the Hilton hotel in Panama City provides more than 23,000 square feet of flexible meeting space featuring 17 meeting rooms, including a ballroom for nearly 800 guests offering panoramic views of the Panama Bay. The ballroom is not the only room with amazing views as almost all spaces are adorned with natural light. The hotel also offers a business center with cutting edge work spaces and seamlessly integrated technology for maximum efficiency.

For those seeking pampering relaxation after a busy day, Hilton Panama introduces the first eforea: Spa at Hilton in Latin America. Featuring 5,000 square feet, eforea: Spa at Hilton offers an exclusive treatment menu, innovative design features and carefully selected product partners that appeal to today's global travelers. As the spa experience becomes more important to business and leisure guests, the new eforea: Spa at Hilton located at Hilton Panama enhances the travel experience. A 24-hour 5,000 square foot fitness center and an outdoor terrace swimming pool complete the facilities.

Hilton Panama participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 4,000 hotels worldwide.

Hilton Worldwide currently has four hotels in Panama and plans to open a fifth property later this year. The company has a portfolio of 63 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers throughout Latin America, and has plans to continue expanding throughout the region.

For more information and reservations, visit www.panama.hilton.com or call 1-800-HILTONS.

*Rates do not include taxes, service charges, incidental charges or gratuities and are subject to change without notice. Blackout dates, early departure fees, and length of stay, deposit and cancellation restrictions may apply. Other restrictions apply.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Founded in 1919 as the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of savvy global travelers at more than 550 hotels across six continents. Hilton is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader in hospitality with Team Members shaping experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Access the latest news at news.hilton.com and begin your journey at www.hilton.com or www.hilton.com/offers for the latest hotel specials. View a list of official social channels at www.hilton.com/social. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide's eleven market leading brands.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,200 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 690,000 rooms in 93 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

SOURCE Hilton Worldwide

Contacts:

M Silver
A Division of Finn Partners
+1 954 765 3636
hiltoncariblatam@finnpartners.com

Karla Visconti
Hilton Worldwide
+1 786 866 7240
karla.visconti@hilton.com

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