Officially opened in April 2022, this palatial property is one of the finest to grace Panama City’s Casco Viejo district, equipped with an open-air rooftop pool, a rooftop spa, and 88 refined guest rooms and suites. Home to three distinct segments built across the past four centuries, the Hotel La Compañía has been carefully curated to honor each section’s origins, with dedicated French Colonial, Spanish Colonial, and American flourishes accenting each individual wing. In terms of drinking and dining, the property is home to five restaurants and two bars, providing guests with a fascinating array of dishes that highlight Panama’s diverse food scene.
“Panamanian cuisine is unique because it isn’t limited to Latin American flavors, but capitalizes on international gastronomic influences, too,” says Luis Carlos Artigas, Executive Chef at Hotel La Compañía. While Artigas notes that Panama’s lengthy era of Spanish colonization has had a major influence on the national dining scene—dishes like ropa vieja and arroz en leche serving as prominent examples of its impact—that’s far from the only culinary culture that’s present across the city. In Panama City’s Barrio Chino, Cantonese siu mai is a popular breakfast dish, while rondón has roots in Panama’s West African diaspora—and for a deep dive into the ingredients that go into this complex array of cuisines, a curated Market Experience is a must-try.