Casco Viejo, Panama
Casco Viejo (Spanish for Old Quarter), also known as Casco Antiguo or San Felipe, is the historic district of Panama City., Panama. Completed and settled in 1673, it was built following the near-total destruction of the original Panamá city, Panamá Viejo in 1671, when the latter was attacked by pirates. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997
American Trade Hotel is in the heart of Casco Viejo, a restored building dating back to 1917. Every part of this property has history and was lovingly renovated keeping many of it’s charm and beauty intact. From the tiled floors to the original wooden beams, the elevator is vintage and they re-purposed doors from The Plaza in Manhattan.
The restaurant on site is one of the best Sunday brunch spots in the city. Everything on the menu is delicious and there is live jazz being played in the lobby. A great atmosphere with people watching out to the street through floor to ceiling windows.
There have been many new and trendy boutique hotels popping up but American Trade has set the bar and really delivers.