With the opening of Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo, a new era of luxury is coming to Panama. Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo presides with a distinctive exterior reminiscent of a bygone era. The building’s original French colonial architecture is meticulously conveyed in the interior which celebrates the country’s most remarkable engineering accomplishment and architectural wonder – the Panama Canal – with nautical design elements including custom-made sculptures, striking artwork, historic photographs on display, and maritime navigational instruments. The French heritage of the building is creatively woven throughout a variety of design details including the ballroom’s marble checkerboard floors, wrought iron balcony and brass touches, and contrasted by contemporary Panamanian design elements, including local artwork, handmade encaustic tiles, and colourful furnishings inspired by the diverse flora and fauna found throughout the country.
Built on the storied site of the former Club Union – the most exclusive and refined social club to exist in Panama City in the 20th century, which hosted the likes of Albert Einstein, Queen Elizabeth II and Helen Keller – Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo’s 159 rooms combine timeless magnetism with contemporary grandeur. Wellness is not an afterthought at the property, with a full-service spa offering intentional treatments and therapies inspired by ancestral healing rituals that aim to quiet the mind and restore the body. The property boasts five food and beverage outlets, which delight guests with seasonally inspired cuisine are sure to suit a variety of cravings and occasions.
WHAT: Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo
WHERE: Panama City, Panama