I hardly ever write about hotels but his one caught my eye because I’ve been in Panama last year and loved the hospitality, and on the other side since publishing a trend report about wall hangings, I can’t help but I always have a second look at any story that come with these gorgeous woven tapestries. Ah, and those tiles!
American Trade Hotel and Hall opened its doors in Fall 2013 in Panama City, occupying a nicely restored building in downtown. The city has grown and expanded that much, I had never seen more contrast between downtown and a skyscraper district. Visiting the old part of Panama City is like being in another period of time and you have the impression to breath again when you go downtown. Well, that’s very personal but I am just not a fan of financial districts’ architecture most of the time. No wonder this neighborhood was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.
There is a triple creative force behind the design with the Commune Design team, Atelier Ace (the hotel’s in-house creative department), and Panama’s leading historic restoration architecture firm, Hache Uve with lead architect Hildegard Vasquez. Amazing result!