through the years we've come to know and appreciate ace hotel properties and the people behind them, as hubs, instigators and curators of local culture. the american trade hotel in panama city, the latest addition to its portfolio, is no exception. situated in the historic casco viejoneighbourhood, the hotel occupies a restored landmark building and the opening contributes a great deal to the further revival of a part of the city that once was a no-go area. following the widely publicized opening, the american trade hotel is now focusing on connecting with the local cultural scene, and it has just struck its first collab with danilo pérez. the acclaimed panamanian jazz pianist and composer has dreamed for many years of bringing a world-class jazz club to his hometown.
with the recent opening of danilo's jazz club on the premises of the american trade hotel that dream has come true. the new club occupies an intimate space seating only 50 people, and offers the casco viejo area music from panama and across the planet. mind you, many of the local music talents trained with pérez in the educational programs provided by the foundation that also bears his name. danilo's jazz clubwill also serve as a central component of the foundation's annual panama jazz festival. part of the proceeds from the venue go to thefundación danilo pérez. location: american trade hotel, plaza herrera [casco viejo].