Coming soon in Amador Convention Centre

After many delays, the Amador Convention Centre will this month open for business. Giving Panama, at the hub of the Americas, a truly world class center for recreational and commercial events. Casa Antigua Hotel is near Amador Convention Centre.

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It is located very close to the entrance of the Panama Canal and the Biomuseo, offering splendid views, the work with an investment of 193.7 million dollars, has a unique, avant-garde, functional design, with modern decoration and the latest technology for congresses and conventions.

The complex consists of 3 buildings connected by conditioned corridors and roofs that will allow the realization of events of great magnitude using the totality of 30,000 m2 dedicated to the exhibition area, with a capacity of 25,000 people, standing out as the largest and most complete convention center in Central America.

Its minimalist and functional design includes 3 rooms for fairs and exhibitions totaling a total exhibition area of ​​15,000 m2, divisible into three large rooms, four areas of 2,300 m2 meeting rooms divisible into 16 meeting rooms, 4000 banquet hall m2 divisible into three small rooms, with comfortable areas of management, rest, loading of goods, a large central lobby, pre-function areas with 12,000 m2 and parking for 1,716 automobiles and 30 buses.

Upcoming Events at the Amador Convention Centre

The following concerts are scheduled for the Amador Convention Centre in the next few months and you can be sure that there will be a raft of world famous acts:

  • Sat, Aug 17 9:00 PM Don Omar en El Choli Se Muda a Panama City
  • Thu, Aug 29 9:00 PM Chayanne
  • Sat, Aug 14 5:00 PM LA TIERRA DEL PARKIN
  • Thu, Sep 19 9:00 PM MORAT
  • Thu, Oct 31 REO Speedwagon

In addition to concerts there will be many domestic and international trade fairs, conventions and meetings held in the facility.

Where to stay in Panama?

There are not many hotels really close to Amador Convention Centre, with the 3 star Radisson probably being the closest.

So, visitors to the Amador Convention Centre, whether for business or pleasure, will have two main choices:

  • The new city with its range of top-class chain hotels including the Waldorf, Marriott, Inter-Continental or Hilton
  • The Unesco rated old town with its range of charming boutique hotels

Casco Viejo Hotels

If you only have a few days in Panama City – then the place to stay is Casco Viejo.

Casco Viejo is the historic district and cultural gem of Panama City. The old town was established around 1673 by the Spanish colonialists, the Catholic Church, and other settlers. As well as the historical attractions, it is the center of nightlife in Panama City with many top-quality restaurants and bars.

Casa Antigua Hotel Panama

The only downside of Casco Viejo is the slow-moving traffic through the cobbled streets.

If you want to avoid this problem stay at the Casa Antigua Panama which is the best located hotel in Panama City. The hotel is located at the entrance to Casco Viejo, has the following location advantages:

  • Located in a very safe part of the old town, just a few minutes’ walk to all of the attractions.
  • A minute walk to the Cinta Costera – the amazing 5km costal strip in Panama City.
  • No need to travel all the way through the old town when taking a taxi to the many amazing sights in Panama City.

Book your stay near Amador Convention Centre with us! Contact us.

American Trade Hotel Compared to Hotel Casa Antigua

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.

Location

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.

Rooms

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.

Social Facilities

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 ? and the  rooftop bar with the best views in casco Viejo named StorX. StorX is also excellent for private event hire.

Cost

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.

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Which Hotel to Choose in Panama Old Town?

Casco Viejo is a mix of restored colonial buildings that are now boutique hotels, apartments, bars and restaurants. However, unlike Cartagena in Colombia Casco Viejo is not yet complete and in between the refurbished buildings you can still find local families living in run down old houses. What is the difference between hotels in Casco Viejo Panama?

Hotels in Casco Viejo Panama

There really are some excellent hotels in Panama City Old Town so you will not be disappointed wherever you choose.

Hotel or Hostel?

While staying is hostel is often the choice of backpackers who are travelling on a budget and want to meet new friends along the way, hostels are now becoming more luxurious and even have private rooms.

Hotel Casa Antigua really is a boutique hotel but offers two shared rooms one of which is for women only. So at  Hotel Casa Antigua you can enjoy the lost cost with a chance to meet new friends while enjoying the luxuries of a boutique hotel!

Small or Large?

Traditionally hostels were quite small places but the Selina Hostel has changed all that with 300 beds!

There are several larger hotels in Casco Viejo Panama such as the American Trade Hotel and Hotel Central but most of the hotels are of a smaller boutique nature

Suite or Standard Room?

If you are planning to stay a longer time then you will probably want to use a hotel with a kitchen so that you can cut down on eating out costs. Both Hotel Casa Antigua and Las Clementinas provide cooking facilities

Cheap or Expensive

A room in a shared down will cost you about $20 at most hostels.

Most of the hotels hover around the $100 in the quiet season but you will find the American Trade Hotel a little bit more expensive

The new Sofitel will change the landscape completely and expect prices to be above $300 a night.

Location

Casco Viejo is a pretty small place and you can walk the whole area in one hour (It will take you much longer as there are so many great things to do and see)

But the hotel with the best location by far is the Hotel Casa Antigua as it is located at the entrance to Casco Viejo which greatly reduces the travelling time through the narrow streets of Casco Viejo and is very close to the Cinta Costera where you can exercise and take in the fantastic views of the new city and the Bay of Panama.

 

Book now or contact us for more information about hotels in Casco Viejo Panama.

Best Hostel in Panama City

What separates Hostel Casa Antigua from other hostel in Panama City?

Each travelers perception of their ideal hostel will depend on how much travelling have they done , where have they travelled and their age.

Hostels not only differ from country to country and city to city, but within cities themselves. 

A Real Bar –With A Good Choice Of Drinks

Casa Antigua Hotel has two bars that completely complement each other each has an excellent choice of drinks. 

Pips Terrace Cafe & Gastro Pub

Pips is located on the ground floor and is very popular for breakfast and lunch as well as showing the big European and USA football matches.

Capturing the essence of Panama City’s pulse-quickening tropical vibe, Pips Terrace Cafe & Gastro Pub is all things to all people. By day, guests of all ages gather beneath broad umbrellas to enjoy fresh salads, pizzas and perfectly cooked burgers on Pips Café’s sunny terraced sidewalk. By night, the atmosphere shifts into high gear, as stylish young crowds spill from the cafe’s broad French doors, enjoying music, sipping cocktails and dancing in the streets. 

StorX Sky Lounge

StorX is a rooftop with fantastic views over whole city and Panama bay with light music and speciality cocktails. Situated in Casco Viejo, in the oldest district of Panama , Casa Antigua Hotel provides breathtaking views of Panama City and the surrounding bay. The charm of Casco Viejo will add that special touch and ensure an unforgettable experience. Reached by glass lift from Casa Antigua Hotel lobby.

A Good Breakfast

You find find one of the best breakfasts in the whole of Panama City – including a full English if you need some energy after a big night out.

Free WiFi

Within each area of the hostel you will have access to free WIFI:

Staff That Actually Care – Hostel in Panama City

Our hostel is part of the boutique Casa Antigua Hotel with only 8 rooms. So our staff, from reception to bar to travel agency, get to know each and every client very well and give a  real personal service.

Our staff are super friendly, helpful with local information, and willing to give you all the time that you need. 

Location, Location, Location

This is where Hostel Casa Antigua real excels. Located at the entrance to Casco Viejo

  • It allows easy access to all the things to do in Casco Viejo
  • It is two minutes away from the Cinta Costera where you can exercise and take in the great views of the new city and the ships waiting to transit the Panama Canal
  • You can go to explore Panama City without having to take a taxi through the winding streets of Casco Viejo which can sometimes take an age 

Contact us for more information about our hostel in Panama City-

Panama City and Beach Vacation

If you have flown into Panama whether it is from Europe, North or South America then you probably want to spend at least a week in the country to justify the time to get here. How to mix visit Panama City and Beach Vacation?

You could spend the whole week in Panama City taking day trips to the Pearl Islands, El Valle, the Panama Canal or the Atlantic cost to visit Portobello but all this sounds a bit to hectic.

So, the wise choice would be a combination of City and Beach accommodation as nothing beats ending a culture-rich trip than with a relaxing few days of sun, sand and sea.

In Panama City you can have a city break packed with amazing interesting sights, trendy bars and chic hotels and then transfer up the Pacific coast to have some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

Panama City Old Town

Although there are some excellent hotels in the new city such as the JW, Waldorf Astoria, The Bristol, the Hilton, the Miramar Inter-continental and the Hard Rock (to name a few) if you only have a few days it is better to stay in the Old Town where you can immerse yourself in Colonial culture and take day trips to the Panama Canal, Amador causeway and Panamá Viejo.

If you are looking for something a little different take a look at the Hotel Casa Antigua which is nestled on a cobblestoned street in Panama City’s storied Casco Viejo.

Casa Antigua blends the rich history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with the modern comforts and conveniences expected by today’s sophisticated travelers. Ultra-private yet located just minutes from the city’s most celebrated attractions, this intimate, European-style hotel is a favorite of frequent travelers to Panama’s capital city.

Pacific Coast

There are about half a dozen hotels within 2 hours drive of Panama City along the Pan-American highway. This journey starts with a trip across the Bridge of the Americas where you can see mighty ships entering or leaving the Panama Canal.

Many of the hotels are all-inclusive and of a 3 or 4 star standard but there is one resort that stands out. 

It is the Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort ,where you have the chance to stay in the Buenaventura Hotel which is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection or rent one of the tasteful villas or apartments (all featuring private balconies) that are built on the beautiful property with five separate pools just steps from the beach.

At Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort you will be close to nice beaches such as Playa Blanca and El Faro beach with activities from hiking to four-wheel driving tours available.

Click here to book a room in our Boutique Hotel. For more information about Panama City and Beach Vacation, contact us.

Best Hostel Old Town in Panama City

We are a hostel within a boutique hotel in the heart of the old town with a good atmosphere where you will find other travelers with whom you can share your experiences. We just have two dormitories – one shared and one for ladies only, in our cozy hostel old town Panama City.

A friendly smile and warm, heart-touching service await will help you at our hostel with everything you need such as transport information and how to spend a great time in Panama City. A friendly smile and warm, heart-touching service await you at all of our hotels.

We guarantee the best available rates when you book through our website.

Bars and Restaurants 

Within the building we have three places to eat and drink:

Pips Terrace Cafe & Gastro Pub

Capturing the essence of Panama City’s pulse-quickening tropical vibe, Pips Terrace Cafe & Gastro Pub is all things to all people. By day, guests of all ages gather beneath broad umbrellas to enjoy fresh salads, pizzas and perfectly cooked burgers on Pips Café’s sunny terraced sidewalk. By night, the atmosphere shifts into high gear, as stylish young crowds spill from the cafe’s broad French doors, enjoying music, sipping cocktails and dancing in the streets.

StorX Rooftop Lounge

The perfect rooftop for enjoy the city

There is rarely a place that can match the occasion itself! StorX is a rooftop with fantastic views over whole city and Panama bay with light music and speciality cocktails. Situated in Casco Viejo, in the oldest district of Panama , Casa Antigua Hotel provides breathtaking views of Panama City and the surrounding bay. The charm of Casco Viejo will add that special touch and ensure an unforgettable experience. Reached by glass lift from Casa Antigua Hotel lobby.

Skins

Skins is a nightclub situated next to Pips Terrace Cafe & Gastro Pub at street level where you can meet new friends and dance the night away.

Location of  our Hostel Old Town Panama City

Nestled on a cobblestoned street in Panama City’s storied Casco Viejo, Casa Antigua blends the rich history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with the modern comforts and conveniences expected by todays travelers.

The hostel is located at the entrance to the old town so it is easy to travel to the other parts of Panama City without having to travel very slowly through the cobblestoned street to get out of Casco on the other side.

For more information about our hostel old town Panama City, click here.

Looking for a boutique hotel in old town Panama?

Creating a carefully crafted design that tells a strong story is important for both the interior and exterior of a boutique hotel. You will find this at Hotel Casa Antigua, boutique hotel in old town Panama, which blends in with the surrounding iconic architecture.

Hotel Casa Antigua creates a sense of uniqueness and identity in all aspects including aesthetics and functionality included. Our goal is to create a memorable and sometimes unexpected experience for our guests. 

Hotel Casa Antigua has been designed to a very detailed level with a strong focus to create spaces where people want to gather.

Places for People to Meet

To this end Hotel Casa Antigua has two excellent meeting points:

Café & Bar Pips Terrace Cafe & Gastro Pub

Capturing the essence of Panama City’s pulse-quickening tropical vibe, Pips Terrace Cafe & Gastro Pub is all things to all people. By day, guests of all ages gather beneath broad umbrellas to enjoy fresh salads, pizzas and perfectly cooked burgers on Pips Café’s sunny terraced sidewalk. By night, the atmosphere shifts into high gear, as stylish young crowds spill from the cafe’s broad French doors, enjoying music, sipping cocktails and dancing in the streets.

StroX Sky Loung Panama – rooftop bar in Casco Viejo Panama

The perfect rooftop for enjoy the city

There is rarely a place that can match the occasion itself! StorX is a rooftop with fantastic views over whole city and Panama bay with light music and speciality cocktails. Situated in Casco Viejo, in the oldest district of Panama , Casa Antigua Hotel provides breathtaking views of Panama City and the surrounding bay. The charm of Casco Viejo will add that special touch and ensure an unforgettable experience. Reached by glass lift from Casa Antigua Hotel lobby.

Casco Viejo is there for you to discover – Boutique hotel in old town Panama

We don’t tell our guests what they should think about the hotel—the connection to Panama City and the old town neighborhood is there for you to discover.

Nestled on a cobblestoned street in Panama City’s storied Casco Viejo, Casa Antigua blends the rich history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with the modern comforts and conveniences expected by today’s sophisticated travelers. Ultra-private yet located just minutes from the city’s most celebrated attractions, this intimate, European-style hotel is a favorite of frequent travelers to Panama’s capital city.

Boutique hotels in old town Panama, book now!

Best hotel to stay at in Casco Viejo

Deciding where to stay is not easy, especially in a place that you have not visited before. Thankfully we have you covered on places to stay in Old Town Panama.

Best area to stay in Panama City

First of all, you have to select which is the best area to stay in Panama City.

You have a lot of options on where to stay in Panama City:

  • You could choose a golf club such as Santa Maria or Tucan Country Club which are a little outside the centre
  • You could choose a beach resort such as Dreams Playa Bonita Panama or a rainforest resort like Gamboa
  • You could choose a large brand style hotel in the new town such as Marriot, Inter-Continental or Hilton
  • You could choose a hotel in the famous old town of Casco Viejo

Places to stay in Old Town Panama: Casco Viejo Overall Best Area to Stay in Panama

Panama City’s historic old town, known as Casco Viejo, is a Unesco World Heritage Site  and has many of the finest places to stay in Panama City as well as lots of things to do.

Casco Viejo offers just about everything you could want if you are on vacation.

It has many places to eat from fine dining to street food a range of accommodation from upscale luxury hotels to hostels, the best nightlife scene in Panama City with craft beer bars, cocktail bars, rooftop bars and nightclubs.

Everything is in walking distance and it is perfectly safe to walk at any time of day or night as it is patrolled by the friendly tourist police.

Panama City’s Best Attractions

There are many historic attractions to visit in Casco Viejo. These include:

  • The Panama Canal Museum
  • History Museum of Panama
  • Many churches – including Cathedral Metropolitana, Iglesia de San Jose and Iglesia de la Merced
  • Many squares – incuding Plaza de la Independencia, Plaza de Francia and Plaza Herrera

Best Location within the Old Town Panama

This must be Hotel Casa Antigua which is located at the entrance to the Old Town giving easy access to the business district, the Panama Canal and the Cinta Costera.

Nestled on a cobblestoned street in Panama City’s storied Casco Viejo, Casa Antigua blends the rich history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with the modern comforts and conveniences expected by today’s sophisticated travelers. Ultra-private yet located just minutes from the city’s most celebrated attractions, this intimate, European-style hotel is a favorite of frequent travelers to Panama’s capital city.

To book a stay with us click here or contact us.

Visit Casco Viejo In Panama

Location, Location, Location: Panama city old town hotel

Casa Antigua Panama is the best located hotel in Panama City. Panama city old town hotel is located at the entrance to Casco Viejo, which was was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, Hotel Casa Antigua has the following location advantages:

  • Located in a very safe part of the old town, just a few minutes’ walk to all of the attractions
  • A minute walk to the Cinta Costera – the amazing 5km costal strip in Panama City
  • No need to travel all the way through the old town when taking a taxi to the many amazing sights in Panama City

Casco Viejo – The Old Town in Panama City

Casco Viejo is the historic district and cultural gem of Panama City. The old town was established around 1673 by the Spanish colonialists, the Catholic Church, and other settlers.

Historically one of the richest and most densely populated neighborhoods in the Americas, Casco Viejo went on to experience decades of neglect around the 1950s but is now being restored to its original architectural beauty.

Cathedrals and churches and churches in the main squares have been painstakingly restored and crumbling buildings have been converted into chic apartment blocks, amazing restaurants with cuisine from all around the world, sophisticated rooftop bars and designer hotels.

Next door to a remodeled building you can still find buildings in disrepair.

Cinta Costera – Coastal Belt

From the Cinta Costera you can view the amazing Panama City skyline, look at the huge ships waiting to transit the Panama Canal from the Pacific Ocean and take some much-needed exercise by foot, push bike or skateboard.

Five minutes’ walk from hotel Casa Antigua you can enjoy super fresh fish that have just been landed at the famous fish market restaurant which won’t break the bank.

Panama City Attractions

There are so many things to in Panama City – some of the best are:

  • Panama Canal – transit the canal by boat, take the canal railway to the Atlantic side or see the ships in the locks at Miraflores
  • Panama Viejo – the original Panama City that was destroyed by Henry Morgan – visit the ruins inside the new Panama City was never rebuilt
  • Amador Causeway – connecting the small islands of Naos, Perico and Flamenco. It is a great place to relax, take a boat trip and watch the ships enter and exit the canal

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What Is a Designer Hotel and Why Are They So Trendy?

What is meant by the term ‘Designer Hotel’ in Panama?

In the hotel world, we see the term “designer hotel” a lot. But what does designer hotel in Panama really mean? And what can you expect a design hotel to be like?

The Basic Definition: a Designer Hotel is Notable for its Design…Its Architecture, Interior Decoration and Furnishings.

A design hotel’s message and primary appeal is its appearance.

Casa Antigua Hotel is located in a restored colonial building with modern comforts and conveniences expected by today’s sophisticated travelers.

Nestled on a cobblestoned street in Panama City’s storied Casco Viejo, Casa Antigua blends the rich history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with the modern comforts and conveniences expected by today’s sophisticated travelers. Ultra-private yet located just minutes from the city’s most celebrated attractions, this intimate, European-style hotel is a favorite of frequent travelers to Panama’s capital city.

A Designer Hotel in Panama Is One-of-a-Kind

A Design Hotel in Panama must be unique.

Casa Antigua is a completely unique hotel situated in the best location in Casco Viejo. Most of the suites come with full kitchen facilities.

A Design Hotel Makes a Style Statement Inside & Out

A Design Hotel’s Style Message Carries through, Indoors and Out.

The outside of Hotel Casa Antigua has been beautifully restored to look exactly the same as it did 100 years ago while the inside is decorated with class.

Most Design Hotels Are Luxury Hotels, But Not All

Hotel Casa Antigua may not come with all the facilites of a 5 start hotel such as swimming pool, spa, etc but it has good comfort, great history set in a unique location.

A Design Hotel May Be a Style Icon from Another Era

A Design Hotel isn’t necessarily new. The contrast at Hotel Casa Antigua between history and style is exciting to behold.

Book now! We are a Design Hotel in Panama.