Imagery courtesy of Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo Panama.
Sofitel Legend will unveil its first lodge in North and Central America, bringing its quintessential artwork de vivre to the historic metropolis of Casco Viejo, Panama, a UNESCO World Heritage Web site.
The Accor group model’s French luxurious theme can be evident with the debut of the 159-room Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo Panama in autumn 2022.
Uniquely situated on a waterfront enclave, the property would be the sixth within the Sofitel Legend portfolio. The lodge will embrace native tradition and mix the center of the vacation spot with the model’s art-de-vivre spirit.
Accor’s CEO for North and Central America, Heather McCrory, mentioned: “We’re privileged to introduce the distinctive Sofitel Legend model to North & Central America within the vibrant and thriving vacation spot of Panama Metropolis, inside the historic and culturally vital district of Casco Viejo. A exceptional addition to our portfolio, Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo would be the model’s flagship within the area and can debut a particular luxurious lodge providing in Panama.
“Impressed by the essence of the town, and the place native tradition is well known and infused with an genuine ardour for French artwork de vivre, the lodge is poised to set a brand new normal of luxurious hospitality in Panama.”
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean with sweeping vistas of the Panama Metropolis skyline, the lodge is located within the coronary heart of Casco Viejo, on the previous website of the long-lasting Membership Union of Panama. Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo Panama will proceed the glamorous legacy of days passed by, honouring the historic and cultural significance of Membership Union whereas embracing fashionable occasions.
Behind its restored colonial façade complemented by new, state-of-the-art development, the unique locale merges legendary historical past with modern splendour. Manuel Choy of Architect S.A., one of the crucial distinguished Panamanian architects specialising in constructing restoration in Casco Viejo, was appointed to guide the undertaking alongside Accor North and Central America’s design and technical companies workforce.
The French stylings of the constructing’s structure are carried by into the inside by incorporating luxurious finishes such because the ballroom’s marble checkerboard flooring, wrought iron balcony detailing and brass touches, and contrasted by means of modern Panamanian design components, together with native paintings, handmade encaustic tiles, and vibrant furnishings impressed by the various wildlife discovered all through the nation.
The foyer’s dramatic décor visually depicts the story of the Panama Canal and is adorned with nautical design components together with custom-made sculptures, placing paintings, historic images on show, and maritime navigational devices.
Services and facilities embrace 5 meals and beverage venues, together with a Skybar and lounge; an oceanfront pool; and roughly 9,880 sq ft of versatile indoor and out of doors operate area providing distinctive and revolutionary ideas available in the market.
A full-service Sofitel Spa and Sofitel Health train studio overlooks the ocean, whereas a Sofitel Spa will provide an array of companies with remedies impressed by native Panamanian tradition, luxurious facilities together with a spacious tea room, and serene leisure rooms for in-between remedies.
The lodge’s normal supervisor David Kianni mentioned: “I’m very proud and honoured to be opening Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo Panama, an vital milestone in Panama’s tourism provide and destined to be a luxurious hospitality chief available in the market and all over the world. The lodge can be an impressive addition to the neighbourhood, and can characteristic distinctive choices that cater to locals and worldwide guests alike.”
Waterfront eating and consuming
Overlooking the waterfront, Ammi SkyBar will characteristic indoor and out of doors eating with 180-degree views of the ocean and metropolis skyline, and can remodel into an unique lounge at night time. Caleta, the lodge’s bi-level Mediterranean brasserie will characteristic a flavour-driven menu with a seafood focus, utilizing recent native seasonal elements.
Mayda Foyer Bar & Plaza will provide traditional cocktails and small plates impressed by Panama’s historical past and tradition. Friends can both sip and savour within the foyer space or at The Plaza, in a picturesque courtyard setting. The lodge may even embrace a grab-and-go venue, Vera Gourmand Café, a patisserie providing freshly baked French pastries and exclusively-blended Panamanian espresso. Lastly, the lodge’s Pool Bar will characteristic freshly ready juices, handcrafted cocktails and wholesome fayre.
Prestigious model introduction
Accor North and Central America’s SVP of improvement, Mark Purcell, detailed: “Sofitel Legend is considered one of two prestigious luxurious manufacturers inside the Accor portfolio that we’re introducing within the North & Central America area within the subsequent yr, additional solidifying our place as a frontrunner within the luxurious section. Following a record-breaking yr of development, we stay enthusiastically dedicated to rising our distinctive assortment of accommodations and look ahead to celebrating the opening of Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo Panama in only a few months,”
Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo Panama joins a set of heritage luxurious accommodations together with Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi (Vietnam), Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, Sofitel Legend Previous Cataract Aswan (Egypt), Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena and Sofitel Legend Folks’s Grand Resort Xian (China).
Dad or mum group Accor may even open Raffles Boston Again Bay Resort & Residences in early 2023, and lately celebrated the debut of the landmark Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.