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News Americas, PANAMA CITY, Panama, Fri. June 29, 2018: An iconic hotel in Panama City, which is housed in the tallest building in Panama and Central America, is set to become a JW Marriott® hotel.

Bahia Grand Panama Hotel, which originally opened in 2011, has been operating as an independent property since March 2018. But as of September 2018, it will become a part of the JW Marriott® family of hotels.

At 284 meters high, (932 feet), the property’s modern architecture has become emblematic of Panama City and its skyline. Located at the ocean front of Panama City’s prestigious Punta Pacifica neighborhood, close to the banking, commercial and entertainment areas, the hotel offers the seclusion and privacy of an urban oasis.

Averaging 600 square feet each, the hotel’s 369-rooms are the largest in the city with many directly on the oceanfront enjoying open views of the Gulf of Panama and the city’s skyline. Guests are able to enjoy three world-class restaurants, a popular bar (Cava 15), an expansive pool deck and a state-of-the-art conference facility.

Ithaca Capital, a real estate investment company, founded by Orestes Fintiklis, with a focus on hospitality and residential real estate assets in the East Coast of the United States and northern part of Latin America, made the announcement of the rebranding on Thursday as the company signed the long-term deal with Hotel ToC and Marriott International.

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“We are thrilled that our hotel will operate as a JW Marriott and we believe that this partnership, together with a talented team and spectacular hotel amenities, will be a success.,” said Orestes Fintiklis, managing partner of Ithaca Capital. “We look forward to welcoming new and returning guests to this iconic property.”

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of superb and distinctive properties at key urban and resort locations around the world. Today, there are more than 80 JW Marriott hotels in over 25 countries and territories.

“Marriott International is proud to partner with Ithaca Capital for the re-launch of this iconic hotel in Panama City, a growing gateway city and a critical hub for Latin America,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, Chief Development Officer, Marriott International, Caribbean & Latin America Region. “This hotel will represent the twelfth operating JW Marriott branded hotel in our region, catering to sophisticated travelers, seeking the world-class JW Treatment™.”

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