Hotel La Compañia
An opulent hotel in Casco Viejo, Panama City's thriving and atmospheric colonial quarter, showcasing the capital's multi-layered past.
The 77 guest rooms and 11 suites are spread across three distinct wings: the Spanish Colonial wing dating back to 1688; the French colonial wing, built by Jesuit priests in 1739; and the American Beau-Arts wing which was once a high-end department store in the early 1900's. Every room has been individually curated with nods to the building's storied history; exposed original masonry and artwork and photographs from the hotel's 16,000-piece collection.
There are two bars and five restaurants, including 1739, a steakhouse with an underground wine cellar that dates back 300 years, and El Santuario, which resembles an old Spanish church serves Asian fusion cuisine. The rooftop pool and bar offer a wonderful vantage point with fine views over the Pacific Ocean where vessels wait their turn to pass through the canal.
What our clients say
Because of my interest in shipping, the Panama Canal partial transit was fascinating.JB
Panama was far more interesting than what we thought it would be, particularly the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Bio Diversity Museum.CY, Heathfield
Each part of my trip had a special moment. I loved both the new and old parts of Panama city, but my highlight there was seeing sloths while walking up Cerro Ancon. In Bocas del Toro it was being the only person there on a stunning beach. The best moment though has to be staying at the Canopy Tower and experiencing the wildlife. I'll never forget the sound of the Howler monkeys.TF, Wakefield
Most Memorable Moment?: Too hard to choose one. Panama Canal Transit was a lifelong ambition.NA, London
Highlights: “Locks on the Panama canal and Panamax vessels up close.”MC, Fulham
Top experiences in Panama - going through the canal and exploring Panama City and surrounding area. I was surprised to find that Panama is not just the Canal Zone!
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