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by Matt Alderton | August 22, 2014
Continuing its expansion across Latin America, Hilton Worldwide has opened Panama's first Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand hotel, the newly-built Hilton Panama, it announced yesterday.

"We are thrilled to welcome Hilton Panama as the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the country to the brand's growing global portfolio," Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide, said in a statement. "This newest Hilton in Latin America represents our continued interest in the region, and introduces business and leisure travelers to Hilton's signature brand amenities and hospitality."

Located in the country's capital, Panama City, Hilton Panama is part of a 70-story mixed-use complex with offices, shopping, and entertainment. It has 347 guest rooms, three restaurants, a café, two bars, an outdoor pool, a 5,000-square-foot fitness center, a 5,000-square-foot spa, and over 23,000 square feet of meeting space, including 17 meeting rooms and a ballroom for nearly 800 guests.

The Hilton Panama joins three other Hilton hotels in Panama: a DoubleTree, a Waldorf Astoria, and a Hilton Garden Inn. A fifth hotel will open in the country later this year.

"The opening of Hilton Panama is a momentous occasion for Hilton Worldwide, as it introduces our fourth brand in Panama's booming capital," said Danny Hughes, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide. "With a fifth hotel coming soon, Hilton Worldwide will have five of its brands in Panama City, welcoming today's traveler with unparalleled choice in upscale quality and service standards."