The Santa Maria Hotel Opens in Panama
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts today announced the brand’s debut in Panama with the opening of The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City, located minutes from the capital’s city-center.
An urban oasis operated by Bristol Hospitality Group, The Santa Maria is a five-star Luxury Collection resort delivering exceptional experiences to discerning travelers seeking an authentic connection to the destination.
With this exciting opening, The Luxury Collection expands its footprint in South America where it now operates six unique and indigenous hotels and resorts.
Located within an exclusive neighborhood next to the Costa del Este and Santa Maria business parks and just minutes away from both the airport and Panama City’s city center, The Luxury Collection’s Santa Maria is poised to elevate the destination’s luxury hospitality landscape.
The new hotel features 182 luxurious guestrooms and suites with authentic Panamanian design elements including the Guna Yala inspired traditional Mola blankets to adorn the beds, handmade baskets made by the Embera community and wood mined from the depth of the Gatun Lake.
The Santa Maria offers stunning urban and golf course views, two restaurants, a state-of-the-art spa, a fitness center with rejuvenating natural light, an outdoor pool and exceptional meeting and event spaces.
Sophisticated, modern, and warm, the hotel’s interior design balances the history and culture of the destination with beautifully crafted furniture and decor, including a library filled with carefully curated books on Panama’s local culture.
The exquisite décor, all accented by handmade artifacts from Reprosa’s Treasure of Panama, the leading company in the preservation of the country’s history and cultural traditions, is reflected throughout the property, highlighting the destination’s enriching heritage.
Upon arrival, guests of The Santa Maria are whisked into a lush urban oasis surrounded by extraordinary views of the only Championship Nicklaus Design 18 holes, 72-par golf course in Panama City.
Developed to handle Panama’s unique climate and managed by the world’s largest golf management company, Troon, the exquisite course features rippling fairways, beautiful greens and sculptured bunkers that are challenging for all skill levels.
The Santa Maria’s golf course is celebrated throughout the design of the hotel with breathtaking views from nearly every direction, including views of its signature waterfall hole.