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A few days ago, I wrote a post about potential hotel properties that I could visit during my upcoming trip to Panama. The list included three Marriott and two Intercontinental Hotel Group branded properties. I was leaning towards the Holiday Inn near the Panama Canal and the Marriott Executive Apartments. Today, I was able to make a decision and reserved two properties that are quite different than the hotels I usually visit.
The first property that I will visit is the Sortis Hotel, Spa and Casino. I was able to book a Deluxe Room at the hotel for $132/night at the government/military rate. This property, much like all of the others, is a short Uber or taxi ride from the airport. It is located in the heart of the entertainment district. If I choose not to venture into the city (which is unlikely), the hotel offers a casino, sports bar, arcade, and poolside bar to keep me busy.
The next property is the Marriott Executive Apartments. I was able to book a standard apartment, rather than a loft, for $121/night. If you recall in the previous post, I stated that this property was $87/night. It is, but only if you book the property more than 14 days in advance (which I did not). I cost myself about $30 by not reading the fine print. SMH. I am thinking that the apartment will have a similar set up to a Residence Inn. The apartments offer a full kitchen, an outdoor pool with ocean views, and shopping within walking distance.
The preparation for my upcoming trip to Panama City, Panama is now complete. I am excited to fly in Air China’s First Class from Houston and Avianca Airlines’ Business Class from Panama to Dallas. Thanks everyone for the feedback on this trip. Please follow along as I document what should be an amazing time.
all images are courtesy of the respective hotels.