We’re moving to Panama City. Atelier Ace, the creative crew behind Ace Hotel, is proud to announce our first foray into Central America with the new American Trade Hotel in the historic district of Panama City, Casco Viejo, opening autumn 2013. It’s not an Ace Hotel, but it’s a new member of the family. As such, American Trade Hotel embodies our love for meaningful design, local culture and community, and forward-thinking classics.
As a luxury hotel, it’s new and exciting territory for our creative team — distinguished from Ace Hotel by its loyalty to classic lines, traditional service and loyal interpretations of luxury heritage hospitality. We’ve gathered some friends to meet us at the crossroads: Commune Design — the team that helped create Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs — and Panama City-based Conservatorio.
American Trade Hotel stands at the ecological and cultural handshake of the Americas, deeply connected to both the historic Old Quarter and the nascent new Panama City, and at the heart of Casco Viejo — the old quarter of Panama City founded in 1673. The building is nearly 100 years old, and we really like the cut of its jib — a constellation of stately lines and graphic elements, grand old windows and incredible views of the old city and the Gulf of Panama. And beyond the front doors, we’ve stumbled across some of the most mind-bogglingly beautiful eco-diversity in the world — yours to explore when you come visit us down south.
We’re opening autumn 2013, and accepting reservations now for as early as January 1, 2014. You can also keep up with American Trade Hotel on Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.