former Holiday Inn Panama here has been reborn as the Crowne Plaza
Panama, with new additional amenities and services for guests.
includes more comfortable beds and nicer decor in guest rooms and
lobby level. However, original works by local artists, which have
always been one of the hotels trademark decorating elements, still
hang on the main floor.
The property now
offers Crowne Plazas Sleep Advantage program, which includes
guaranteed wake-up calls, quiet-zone floors and other
The hotel, which
is owned by Empresas Bern (the company behind the brand-new
InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa), also has a small
outdoor pool and deck, a small gym and an executive floor with
complimentary drinks and snacks.
available on-site at the La Galeria restaurant, and drinks are
served at the Memories Sports Bar; for a change of taste, many
other restaurants are within walking distance of the
The Crowne Plazas
location doesnt afford the glamorous ocean views or extensive
amenities of its pricier sister property, the InterContinental
Miramar, but it is centrally located for many businesses and
activities in the bustling El Cangrejo district of Panama
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