The Luxury Collection Hotels Debuts in Panama

The Santa Maria is a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort featuring 182 keys, a 72-par golf course and two on-site restaurants.

The Santa Maria in Panama City
The Santa Maria in Panama City

The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort operated by Bristol Hospitality Group, has opened in Panama City, following the recent inauguration of the brand’s first ski destination in North America. The five-star hotel represents The Luxury Collection’s sixth property in South America.

The resort is located near the Corredor Sur highway, allowing for easy access to downtown Panama City and the airport, which is a 15-minute drive away. The site is also in close proximity to the Costa del Este neighborhood and the Santa Maria business park.

Luxury Amenities

The 182-key hotel’s interior design was inspired by the traditional Panamanian culture. A Championship Nicklaus Design 18 holes golf course, developed by Troon, is also available for guests. The Santa Maria includes:

  • two restaurants
  • spa
  • fitness center
  • outdoor pool
  • 8,000 square feet of meeting and event space
  • library
  • 72-par golf course

The on-site Mestizo Restaurant serves, among a mix of global dishes, traditional local cuisine, while Ocean Prime features fine meat cuts and fresh seafood. Guests have access to local cultural attractions, such as the Panama Canal, the Biodiversity Museum designed by Frank Gehry, along with numerous islands and rainforests.

“We are delighted to introduce The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort—The Luxury Collection’s first property in Panama and a portal to the destination’s remarkable landscape and rich heritage,” said Mitzi Gaskins, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection, in prepared remarks.

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