INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Hotels are in the works or open across the globe. From rebranded landmarks to neighborhood new-builds, here’s a look at some properties to watch:
Panama City Hotel Rebrands to JW Marriott
The Bahia Grand Panama Hotel in Panama City, which housed in the tallest building in Panama and Central America, is set to become a JW Marriott hotel.
The hotel, which originally opened in 2011, has been operating as an independent property since March. Ithaca Capital, Hotel ToC and Marriott International signed agreements to rebrand the hotel as a JW Marriott, under a long-term management contract with Marriott International. The property is 932 ft. (284 m.) tall and located at the oceanfront of Panama City’s Punta Pacifica neighborhood.
There will be three restaurants, a bar called Cava 15, a pool deck and conference facility. Each of the hotel’s 369 guestrooms averages at 600 sq. ft.
Anantara Hotels to Expand in Vietnam
Adding a third property to its portfolio of luxury resorts in Vietnam, Anantara Hotels and Resorts will develop its newest villa retreat, Anantara Quy Nhon Villas, which is scheduled to open in late November.
Guestrooms are equipped with a smart TVs, Netflix and Nespresso coffeemakers. There’s also Bushwick, the “all-day bar from coffee til cocktail” named after the New York neighborhood. Teaming up for the first time, Atlas Hotels and the Imperial Group have combined Brooklyn’s influences with Tel Aviv’s vibes and flavors, from the artisanal cafe vibe in the morning to a cocktail bar at night.