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Westin Opens $100 Million Resort in Panama

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Starwood Hotels, Resorts Worldwide and Bern Hotels & Resorts jointly opened the first Westin in Panama, a beach resort in the Pacific and about 20 minutes from the capital city. At an investment cost of $100 million, Westin Playa Bonita is the sixth luxury hotel in the Bern Hotel chain.

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Westin Debuts the First in Panama

Starwood Hotels, Resorts Worldwide and Bern Hotels & Resorts, opened the first Westin in Panama, a beach resort in the Pacific and about 20 minutes from the capital city. Ceremony on January 27 this year.

With an investment of U.S. $ 100 million Westin Playa Bonita is an oasis in the way of travelers, said Bern Hotels and Resorts president, Herman Bern.

The sixth Starwood hotel chain in the country, has 611 rooms and 64 luxurious suites. Furthermore, with 65,000 square feet multipurpose events with 22 spaces that can be used for meetings or other activities.

It has four pools, six restaurants, four bars, four kitchens, among other facilities, said the Panamanian businessman.

Bern said that “opening the first Westin hotel in Panama is one of the most exciting developments has been the destination for decades, an event that we are sure will redefine the country’s travel industry.”

He added that the hotel offers a unique hedonistic experience that truly captures the natural beauty of Panama and a modern appeal.

For his part, President of Starwood Latin America, Osvaldo Librizzi, said that “Panama is a destination that has experienced significant growth both in the tourism sector in the business.”

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, is one of the leading hotel chains and entertainment companies in the world with 1051 properties in 100 countries and territories with 145,000 employees.

Among the international brands of Starwood Hotels are: St. Regis ®, TheLuxuryCollection ®, Westin ® W ®, Le Méridien ®, Sheraton ®, Sheraton ® by FourPoints Aloft ®, and ElementSM.

While Bern has over 30 years of experience in the Panamanian market and through the hospitality and tourism division of the company, has developed and currently operates eight hotels in the Republic of Panama: Crowne Plaza Hotel Panama, Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Holiday Inn in the City of Knowledge, InterContinental Miramar, InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa, Panama lemeridien, Solarium Coronado Beach, Villa Bonita and the new Westin Playa Bonita.

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  • Xizang

    Now, if only I could find out if future plans include a larger marina and if so, who I might contact regarding managing it.

    Stan H Underwood
    sanctuarymarinas@gmail.com

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