Hotel La Compañia opened in Panama’s historic Casco Antiguo neighborhood in April. It is the first hotel within The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio in Central America,
“The opening of Hotel La Compañia marks the end of a seven-year restoration project where expert historians, craftsmen and architects from around the world came together to bring a story-worthy experience to our region,” said Fidel Reyes, the property’s general manager.
The 88-key property is a “living museum” celebrating the country’s history through its design, locally-inspired culinary experiences, and distinctive art. Originally built as a Jesuit convent in 1688, its architecture centers around three periods: French Colonial, Spanish Colonial and Beaux-Arts.
The property spans nearly one city block with four buildings, in addition to the ruins of a 300-year-old church that envelops a spacious courtyard with lush gardens, which is used for alfresco dining and events of all kinds.
Its guestrooms are divided into three wings that all pay tribute to each of the cultural time periods that influence the property. The French Colonial wing, built as a Jesuit University in 1739, features classic French sophistication while the Spanish Colonial showcases the original calicanto walls, dark woods, and wrought iron accents. The youngest of the building, the American wing takes inspiration from the early 20th century with elegant wainscoting panels accentuated with a timeless photo wall. All guestrooms have a balcony with views that overlook the hotel’s courtyard or the Casco Antiguo neighborhood.
Dining and drink options available at the property include 1739, a contemporary French restaurant with a private dining room located within a 300-year-old cellar, and Hari’s, a theatrical speakeasy featuring mismatched and eclectic furniture inspired by the famed 1980s designer Harry Segal. It also has a lobby bar, a rooftop lounge, a coffee bar, and an all-day dining sanctuary.
Other amenities include a rooftop spa with four treatment rooms and a rooftop pool, both of which deliver panoramic views of the city and the Pacific Ocean.