Marriott International’s brand, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, announced plans to convert the existing 118-room Bristol Buenaventura, making it the first resort and first hotel for the brand in Panama. The future JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort will be operated by Marriott under an agreement with the Bristol Hospitality Group, which will retain ownership of the resort.
“Bristol Buenaventura’s exotic and tropical seaside location along with its luxurious accommodations, amenities and services, has made it Panama’s premiere resort destination. We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Marriott International and to join the portfolio of world-class luxury JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand,” said Alberto Vallarino Clement, owner of the Bristol Hospitality Group, in an announcement.
The property features 118 accommodations, including five suites and four residence-style villas.
In addition to 118 guest rooms and suites, the resort features five restaurants, a recently opened 18-hole Nicklaus Design course, a fitness center, spa, kids club and new beach club complete with infinity pool and waterfront butler service. The hotel has 517 square meters of meeting space, including a grand ballroom and four smaller meeting rooms.
Marriott International is currently represented in Panama by the 296-room Panama City Marriott Hotel, the 248-room Courtyard by Marriott Panama Real Hotel, the 120-room Courtyard Panama City MetroMall, and the 126-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Panama City, Finisterre.