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Casco Viejo, Panama City

Panamanian Jazz pianist Danilo Perez has made a name for himself not only an internationally acclaimed artist, but also a humanitarian figure. With a deep belief in the power of music as a tool for social change, he founded the Danilo Perez Foundation in 2005 — focusing on the social and creative growth of young children and teenagers in Panama City through the development of musical education.

To help animate the burgeoning nightlife of Casco Viejo we’ve joined hands with Danilo to establish Danilo’s Jazz Club at American Trade Hotel — as he says “one amazing room for creating music.”

This one day new beautiful club provides an opportunity for creative development and international exchange at this very intimate level with students from Panama and all of Latin America and beyond — to create new music, bringing old and new, near, far together. We’re honored to celebrate its official opening tonight with two special performances, including one with Danilo himself presenting music from his latest album — Panama 500 — backed by players from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. 

Photo by Lauren Coleman.


Panama City, Panama
An isthmus. A narrow strip connecting two bigger land masses. A crossroads. An apex. From above it’s like two people holding hands. Tightly so it all stays together. As clouds move past and the different oceans greet us daily on the shore.

Panama City, Panama

An isthmus. A narrow strip connecting two bigger land masses.
A crossroads. An apex. From above it’s like two people holding hands. Tightly so it all stays together. As clouds move past and the different oceans greet us daily on the shore.


Casco Viejo, Panama
Entry to the Danilo Perez Jazz Club at the American Trade Hotel.

Casco Viejo, Panama

Entry to the Danilo Perez Jazz Club at the American Trade Hotel.


"Do not fear mistakes, there are none."
-Miles Davis.

This week we’ll be at the Panama International Jazz Festival letting music wash the dust from our souls. This year’s festival is presented by artistic director Danilo Perez, whose 50-seat jazz club opens in the hotel next month. This week is an exciting preview of what’s to come.


Panama City, Panama
The Dining Room opens its doors today at American Trade Hotel, where Chef Clara Icaza is on hand with her famous grilled octopus and other local, seasonal fare. To make a reservation call 507-211-2200 or visit americantradehotel.com. ¡Salud!

Panama City, Panama

The Dining Room opens its doors today at American Trade Hotel, where Chef Clara Icaza is on hand with her famous grilled octopus and other local, seasonal fare. To make a reservation call 507-211-2200 or visit americantradehotel.com. ¡Salud!


Gustavo Araujo (1965-2008)This influential Panamanian artist’s lifework is on view through Dec 29 in Panama city.

Gustavo Araujo (1965-2008)
This influential Panamanian artist’s lifework is on view through Dec 29 in Panama city.


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.

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.


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