Luxury hotel brand Trump is to debut a new hotel in Panama in 2011, marking its first foray into the rapidly expanding Latin America market.
Trump Ocean Club will be perched above Panama Bay. The building stands 70 stories tall, a tower evoking a majestic sail fully deployed in the wind.
Trump Ocean Club‘s 369 hotel rooms, with floor-to-ceiling windows, include 47 suites, range from approximately 526 to 1,561 square feet.
Guests will be able to take a swim in one of two pools on the 13th floor pool deck or get a treatment at the hotel’s 10,000 square foot (930 square meter) spa, with treatments designed to Calm, Balance, Purify, Heal or Revitalize.
Along with a two-floor shopping centre at the base of the tower, Trump Ocean Club will offer gourmet ocean-front restaurants, a plaza restaurant and a dining space on the pool deck overlooking the ocean.
Trump said that the new property signalled “burgeoning” business and leisure travel demands, with the hotel’s general manager saying “this is exactly the luxury product that Panama — and Central America — needs right now.”
Panama is building new hotels faster than any other city in Central and South America, according to the most recent figures from hotel analyst Smith Travel Research, with 21 hotels currently planned or under construction.
Earlier this year, Starwood announced that it would open two luxury Westin hotels close to the city within the next two years, adding to projects already underway from brands such as Hard Rock and Holiday Inn.