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Panama Property Added to ALHI Portfolio

In response to growing demand for meetings and incentives programs in Central America particularly Panama, Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has added The Westin Playa Bonita Panama in Panama City, Panama to its portfolio.

The Westin Playa Bonita Panama -- exterior -- Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)“Panama is a key hub between North, Central and South America, with very good access, and great appeal to meeting and incentive groups,” said Jim Schultenover, president, ALHI. “History has shown that our valued accounts desire a luxury-level solution in this market, and the resort is an outstanding venue for meeting and incentive group programs of all sizes.”


The Westin Playa Bonita is ALHI’s only member in Panama. A beachfront property, it has 611 guest rooms and suites. Its meeting and event space includes 22 multi-purpose areas spanning more than 65,000 square feet. Its ballroom is 12,788 square feet.All spaces offer high-speed Internet access. An on-site events team is available to oversee all facets of a program.

In addition, the resort also features five restaurants, four bars, four beachfront pools, Sensory Spa by Clarins (16 treatment rooms), and a large fitness center.

Nearby recreational/experiential options include:

♦ exploring Punta Bruja Nature Reserve

♦ fishing off of the islands of Las Perlas

♦ visiting the ruins of Panama La Vieja

♦ enjoying Casco Viejo, a vibrant urban hotspot

♦ whale watching out in the Pacific

“We added this resort because of our strong existing relationship with the established ownership group Bern Hotels & Resorts Panama, and because of the resort’s excellent management team, impressive dedication to serving group business, and its unique features and location,” explained Schultenover.

The property is located 20 minutes from downtown Panama City, and 22 miles from Tocumen International Airport (PTY).

ALHI’s portfolio now features more than 100 international hotel and resort options in 44 countries. Its North American selection consists of 170+ four- and five-diamond/star hotels and resorts featuring more than 115,000 rooms and 10 million square feet of function space.

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