Shortly after my trip to Cuba with Victoria, I ventured over to Panama City for a quick couple of days before returning home. My hotel of choice: the American Trade also known as one of the Ace Hotels. Today I’m sharing some snaps I captured of this exquisite property.
Each of the terraced rooms looks out onto the charming town surrounding the property or offers views of Panama Bay and the Pacific.
The bar, cafe, dining room and patio were perfect spots to refuel. I almost didn’t want to venture anywhere else. Local and seasonal ingredients, fresh seafood, juices and cocktails…it was all delish. Loved the sweet corn pancakes for breakfast.
And there’s also an outdoor pool on the second level to cool off from the humidity. Perfect views of the old town from here.
The lobby, with its seating areas and stunning tile work, was perfect for people watching. Especially when the piano man performs in the evenings.
My favorite part of the hotel: the library (pictured at the beginning of this feature). You can catch up on some reading and enjoy drinks from there. Perfect spot to retreat and rest up after a day out on the town. I also think it happens to be the best decorated part of the property and I’m pulling some interior inspiration for my own home from there.
If you’re venturing off to Panama, a stay at the American Trade is highly recommended. There’s plenty of great amenities to enjoy on site and within walking distance are even more great restaurants, boutiques (especially for Panama hats) and other historical and cultural points of interest.
• all photography by leslie santarina.