In a city as upscale and electric as Panama it should come as no surprise that major hotel and restaurant chains are looking to get a slice of the action. Not only is the Hard Rock Hotel a premium address, but it is a lofty and comfortable space right in the center of the city’s malls and financial district. The hotel offers astonishing views of the unique skyline from every angle.
The building is in a word massive. It comprises 66 floors and over 1,500 rooms, making it a city within a city. Like any of its other sister properties it delivers that Rockstar, VIP vibe to its guests from the moment one walks in. The chic design, show like atmosphere and comfortable lighting all set the mood for a relaxing experience. The rooms are stylish, modern and above all spacious. Rooms start at the deluxe size and move up to studio, gold and platinum suites. Some of the rooms come as part of an all inclusive deal which some guests find enjoyable for the stay.
The hotel as excellent free wifi service all through the property from the rooms to all the common areas. TV programming is a combination of local and International and there are movies to rent. The bedding is soft and comfortable while there is also a mini bar and coffee and tea machine. Floors are tiled due to the local humidity. Views of the skyline and the major road Corredor Sur pass right by the hotel. An attached mall and casino provide lots of attractions just within reach.
The gym is very well equipped with cardio machines and weights in a spacious and panoramic setting. The spa is a large area and stylish. Treatments come in all sorts and there is also a steam room, sauna and a warm pool. Outside on a scenic deck overlooking the downtown one can find a major pool with several jacuzzi’s.
As far as dining and meals there is an abundance of places to indulge. The buffet breakfast is considered a worthwhile assortment by many guests. Ciao Tapas and Pizza is an acclaimed spot by many guests as it featured family style and shared dining in which everyone can try a little of something. SOY is the restaurant featuring a smattering of various Asian cuisines and drinks to bring the mysteries and delicacies of the Far East right to your table. Tauro is the featured steakhouse and seafood grill which provides some real upscale fare and the ever popular Hard Rock café serves up the dishes that have made this chain a success for so many years.
The lobby area is massive with several bar areas, a dedicated check in spot and a large rock shop and excursions desk. The atmosphere is a bit chaotic and loud especially in the evening and at peak check in times, but the introduction and vibe is perfect for those who like the social buzz of a rock and roll themed hotel.