© las clementinas - las clementinas is panama city's hotel of choice for today's savvy traveller panama city's casco viejo area has recently seen a flurry of activities that slowly revitalize a historic part of town that was in a pretty bad shape for many decades. established in 1519 by the gold-hungry conquistadores as a launch pad for their brutal conquest of the inca empire, it's the oldest european settlement in the americas. but now that casco viejo ranks on the prestigious unesco world heritage list, it's making a comeback. a new addition to the emerging area is las clementinas, a hospitality venue that's just as stylish as it is exemplary of how to preserve a historic property and contribute to revitalizing its historic urban context. conceptualized by conservatorio, a local real estate company that initiated a range of interesting projects in the area, the las clementinas boutique hotel is housed in a five-storey apartment building from the 1930s, and features just six spacious suites. these have been redesigned with attention to detail and the environment in mind, featuring modern design that matches well with the sustainably harvested tropical hardwood floors. furnishings consist of a nice mix of vintage and contemporary pieces that add up to the friendly and personal vibe. ofcourse all rooms offer airconditioning and high-speed internet access. additional facilities of las clementinas include a ground floor bar + café serving panamanian comfort food and which is popular with locals and guests alike, a palm garden where to lazily retreat with your fav book, a more secluded 'secret' garden and private dining room that lie way below street level, and a fab roof terrace that offers spectacular views of the pacific ocean and panama city's modern skyline across the bay. panama...here we come! location: calle 11 + avenida b [casco viejo].
© las clementinas - bar + café, palm garden and nocturnal rooftop view of panama city's modern skyline [top to bottom]