by Michael J. Shapiro | September 18, 2013
The 139-room Aloft Panama has opened in Panama City, adjacent to the 361-room Sheraton Panama Hotel & Convention Center and across the street from the Atlapa Convention Center. Amenities include an outdoor pool, the W XYZ bar, 24-hour gym, 24-hour pantry for self-service light meals and nearly 5,800 square feet of meeting space. Aloft Panama is the brand's fourth property in Latin America, following hotels in Cancún, Mexico; San José, Costa Rica, and Bógota, Colombia. Four more Aloft properties are slated to debut in the region over the next two years, including Aloft Guadalajara later this year and Aloft Mérida in 2014, both in Mexico. In 2015, Aloft Montevideo and Aloft Asunción will debut, in Uruguay and Paraguay, respectively. Aloft Panama is the 75th hotel for the fast-growing brand, which should open 17 properties this year and another 19 by the end of 2014.