The American Trade Hotel in Casco Viejo (Panama’s old city) is one of the most coveted pieces of real estate in the country. Set in the historic center of the city, this 101-year-old restored building has hosted some of the country’s most distinguished guests, and continues to set the bar as high as it gets when it comes to boutique luxury. The hotel has kept its original style, but has been modernized to provide many of the creature comforts one would expect from brand new luxury accommodations. From its world-class restaurant, to a gourmet boutique coffee shop, to its rooftop pool and French-doored balconies overlooking the plaza, no detail is spared here. This is truly Casco Viejo’s best, most refined place to stay, for work or play.
A big part of what makes the American Trade Hotel so great is also its location. Casco Viejo is the center of Panama City’s art, culture, music, food, and nightlife scenes, as well as being home to Panama’s Presidential Palace and seat of government. The hotel is located on a full city block in Plaza Herrera, where it’s surrounded by craft cocktail bars, a world-famous Jazz Club (Danilo’s), 5-star restaurants, and steps from some of the country’s most famous colonial churches and ruins. As a guest, you can discover all that old Panama has to offer within steps of the front door, or relax in your guest room, taking in the sweet tropical breeze from the balcony. Whatever your pleasure, you’ll find it at the American Trade Hotel
Explore Casco Viejo (Panama’s Old City) during your stay!
One of the biggest treats of staying in the American trade hotel is its location and surrounding neighborhood. Panama’s Casco Viejo, or what’s commonly referred to as simply “Casco”, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the most picturesque, fun, historic areas of the country. Right in front of the hotel, and in back, is living history that you can easily explore by foot at nearly anytime of the day or evening.
Walk down Avenue A to check out the beautifully restored stone streets, restaurants, art galleries, and shops. You can also explore the city’s coastal walkway, the Cinta Costera, and get a unique view of both Casco and the rest of the city through its pedestrian walk on the loop portion which goes around most of Casco like a ring. Towards the west end of the American Trade Hotel, you’ll find the area of Santa Ana. The immediate area of Santa Ana around the hotel is part of Casco Viejo’s historical district, and is now the heart of the young, hip, urban arts corps of the city. There are many great restaurants, outdoor bars, and street art that make this area truly unique.
Make sure to book your stay at the American Trade Hotel with plenty of time in advance, as it’s quite popular and reservations do fill up fast!