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Newest Hotel In Panama City – Megapolis Panama

The Newest Hotel In Panama City Is A Mega Big Deal

Panama City must be feeling pretty good about itself, as it’s three weeks into the soft opening of its newest hotel, the 66-floor, 1,400-room Hard Rock Megapolis Panama. Though, as of now, only 500 of those rooms are open. Wait, are we hearing ourselves? Only 500 rooms?

Panama's New Hard Rock Hotel

Panama is super hot right now, but it’s by no means on the same level as other burgeoning international hotel cities like Macau or Tokyo. So the fact that a third of Megapolis’ planned 1,400 rooms are now up and running is kind of a big deal.

Hard Rock has made Panama its first Latin American destination, and with good foresight. Other openings in the bustling waterfront capital include the city’s second Westin Panama, a Waldorf-Astoria Panamera and the Trump Ocean Club, which just opened last summer.

The Megapolis Panama will include some of Hard Rock’s trademark amenities like the Rock Shop, Base Bar nightclub, Body Rock gym, Rock Spa, Cutz Beauty Salon, Hard Rock Lounge, and an infinity pool with private cabanas and the Float Bar. What’s more, the project is backed by the Megapolis Investment Group, whose portfolio includes the Multicentro shopping mall, located steps away from the new hotel. Coincidence? No such thing!

Rates here start at just $159/night, which is a good deal better than our friends at Trump Ocean Club. May the Panama hotel scene continue to rock!



Could a Pine Apple Farm be the Best Place to Invest in Panama?

According to FreshPlaza.com – an independent news source for companies operating in the global fruit and vegetable sector, the Pineapple exports from Panama could double in the next few years. Currently there are only about 3,500 hectares dedicated to Pineapple farming in Panama. That’s quite paltry when compared to neighboring Costa Rica where over 50,000 hectares are used to produce… Continue Reading

Aeroperlas leaves Panama

I, and many others, were shocked and surprised to learn that Avianca – Taca has suspended operations in Panama via their regional carrier, Aeroperlas. In a statement released to the media they said only that “the decision reflects the need to rethink the business model of the airline, based on analysis of trends and current… Continue Reading

Panama Becomes Hot Spot for Retirees on ABC News

This piece about retiring in Panama just appeared on ABC Eyewitness News – Panama Becomes Hot Spot for Minnesotan Retirees Panama is fast becoming retirement hot-spot for thousands of Americans, including Minnesotans. The lure of a less expensive lifestyle is motivating retirees to take a long look at living overseas. From a lower cost of… Continue Reading

Ocean Home Magazine is Hot for Panama

Panama Homes – Ocean Home Magazine recently gave this glowing review of Panama – Ocean Home: Panama Premiere Tourism is booming in this once quiet Central American paradise. There’s a secret brewing in Central America but it’s quickly getting out: Panama is hot and in more ways than one. With multiple islands waiting to be… Continue Reading

Manuel Noriega Returns to Panama

By Jacob McCleland Panama City’s modern skyline dominates Panama Bay. Foreign investment and a construction boom have helped Panama’s economy weather the global economic slowdown. (Photo: Jacob McCleland) Ex-Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega is back in his homeland. But instead of leading the country, he’s sitting in prison. Noriega took power in 1983 and lead the… Continue Reading

Panama City – the Next South Beach?

Is Panama City The Next South Beach? By Ceci Connolly Special to The Washington Post It was sticky hot, and I was grungy after a morning exploring the cobblestone passageways of Panama City’s Casco Viejo, a 300-year-old cross between the crumbling charm of Old Havana and the restored glow of New Orleans’s French Quarter. In… Continue Reading