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Starwood Opens First Le Meridien Hotel in Central America

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Starwood has opened its first Le Méridien hotel in Central America. Le Méridien Panama, located on the edge of the Bay of Panama and boasting spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the Panama city skyline, is owned by developers Bern Hotels & Resorts.

 Surrounded by the intimate cafes and chic galleries of Panama city’s vibrant Uruguay Street, Le Méridien Panama is within the city’s financial district and a short distance from Panama city’s major tourism attractions, such as the Panama Canal, considered one of the wonders of the modern world.

“We are honored to open the first Le Méridien hotel in Central America and look forward to being part of the brand’s development into a contemporary lifestyle brand,” said Glen Champion, VP for Bern & Hotels and Resorts Panama.

Designed by renowned Panamanian architect Mallol Ignacio, Le Méridien Panama features an impressve double height entry with an overturned glass pyramid that reflects vibrant colors throughout the sleek black granite lobby.

 Offering 111 guestrooms, including 29 suites, the hotel also has 4,000 square feet of function space ideal for corporate meetings and events as well as intimate social affairs.

 In addition, Le Méridien Panama features a signature restaurant, Latitudes, by Panamanian Chef Anibal Chiari, a contemporary fusion concept of international cuisine that can seat 75 guests, including a communal table and private dining room.

The hotel also offers spa treatments in the Sensory Spa by Clarins with six treatment rooms and a fully-equipped fitness center and outdoor pool and terrace, overlooking the Bay of Panama.

Le Méridien Panama is the 15th new Le Méridien hotel since Starwood acquired the Le Méridien brand in November 2005.

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