We would like to use this blog to compare two very different boutique hotels in the Old Town of Panama City: American Trade Hotel and Hotel Casa Antigua
Elegance and Style
Both are luxury hotels and events space combining old world elegance with clean, current design. Both hotels occupy beautifully restored buildings.
Both hotels are located in the most desirable area in Panama City. Casco Viejo is a UNESCO World Heritage site offering the best attractions, dining and nightlife combined with an authentic Panamanian cultural experience.
The American Trade Hotel is located in the centre of Casco Viejo with the Plaza Herrera on one side and Avenida Central on the other while Hotel Casa Antigua is located at the entrance of Casco Viejo.
While Hotel Casa Antigua is easier to get into and out of as it is located at the entrance of the old town so avoiding slow progress through the busy narrow streets.
Now this is where the big differences start to come in.
Hotel Casa Antigua has only 8 rooms which are really suites including kitchens while the American Trade Hotel has 50 well appointed rooms.
Both hotels offer very popular social meeting places.
The American Trade Hotel offers a fine dining restaurant, the stylish Unido Café and Danilo’s Jazz Club, featuring live entertainment. Also the American Trade Hall has excellent event space ideal for weddings, social exchanges, and corporate events.
Hotel Casa Antigua takes a different approach with a very popular café bar called Pips which is ideal for people watching, a small nightclub called Skins and the rooftop bar with the best views in casco Viejo named StorX. StorX is also excellent for private event hire.
The American Trade Hotel is twice as expensive than the Hotel Casa Antigua but is a much larger, more glamourous hotel.
We hope that you have found this review useful.