Source: Grace Hotels

Grace Hotels today announced the official opening of its hotel in Panama City, Grace Panama. Occupying the ground floor and six upper floors of the new, yet already iconic, 'Twist Tower' in the Obarrio District, Grace Panama is a contemporary urban boutique hotel which promises a stylish new addition to the city's hotel landscape.

60 rooms and suites are spread throughout the 13th to 17th floors, affording sweeping views of the city's dramatic skyline through floor to ceiling windows, which can also be enjoyed from the hotel's lap pool perched on the twelfth floor. As with all Grace hotels, each room incorporates the highest quality, contemporary fittings conveying elegance and simplicity.

The hotel, which expects to attract discerning business and leisure travelers, offers two distinct dining options. '54 East' is a modern, elegant brasserie serving Mediterranean cuisine created using local ingredients. It is set to become a vibrant, destination restaurant for hotel residents, visitors and city dwellers alike who are seeking a contemporary ambience with world class food from executive chef Pedro Masoliver. Its adjoining bar offers a wide selection of expertly crafted cocktails and international beers in a laid-back setting. Meanwhile, 'Meet@12' is a gourmet cafe and delicatessen with glorious views from its position on the twelfth floor, providing a light menu of salads and snacks to take away or to enjoy on the extensive terrace alongside the hotel's pool.

Marco Novella, Chief Operating Officer of Grace Hotels, said: "We are proud to open the doors of our seventh Grace hotel in this thriving, dynamic city full of promise and look forward to introducing the Grace philosophy to a new audience."

Grace Hotels' expansion to Central America comes at a time of exciting growth for Panama City as it moves further towards completing the widening of the Panama Canal, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

About Grace Hotels

Grace Hotels is an award-winning luxury hotel group that offers sanctuary and quality for discerning guests in the world's most sought after resorts and cities. The company's hotels have attracted critical acclaim since the first opened in Greece's Cyclades Islands in 2007. Each hotel is a wholly authentic expression of its locality, allowing guests to enjoy a true immersion in local culture with an experience incorporating both tradition and modernity. Gastronomy is an integral part of all hotels, with menus showcasing the finest local ingredients combined with international touches. The group is undergoing a period of significant expansion and will soon be present on five continents. Grace Hotels is part of the Libra Group, an international business group owned by the Logothetis family.(