CHICAGO – April 13, 2022 – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) is pleased to announce the opening of Hotel La Compañía, the first hotel to open within The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio in Central America. The hotel pioneers a new level of luxury hospitality in Panama’s historic Casco Antiguo neighborhood, a popular destination for dining, nightlife, and cultural tours among visitors.
Hotel La Compañía is a living museum where Panama’s rich history is celebrated through thought-provoking design, locally inspired culinary experiences, and distinctive art. Originally built as a Jesuit convent in 1688, Hotel La Compañía is an architectural masterpiece centered around three periods in the hotel’s history – French Colonial, Spanish Colonial, and Beaux-Arts.
“The opening of Hotel La Compañía marks the end of a seven-year restoration project where expert historians, craftsmen, and architects from around the world came together to bring a story-worthy experience to our region,” said General Manager Fidel Reyes. “We look forward to welcoming guests visiting Panama for both business and pleasure to experience our guestrooms, restaurants, and cultural programming."
Hotel La Compañía is centrally located in the heart of Panama’s old quarter. Inspired by the cultural influences of its lively neighborhood and the construction of the Panama Canal, this one-of-a-kind hotel is designed as a place where the destination's past collides with the modern Casco Antiguo experience. The hotel spans nearly one city block with four buildings, in addition to the ruins of a 300-year-old church that envelops a spacious courtyard with lush gardens, alfresco dining, and exceptional settings for events of all kinds.
The hotel’s 88 guestrooms are divided into three wings that all pay tribute to each of the cultural time periods that influence the property. The French Colonial wing, built as a Jesuit university in 1739, boasts classic French sophistication while the Spanish Colonial wing offers guests a cozy ambiance with original calicanto walls, dark woods, and wrought iron accents. The youngest of the buildings, the American wing takes inspiration from the early 20th century with elegant wainscoting panels accentuated with a timeless photo wall. All guestrooms have a balcony with views that overlook the hotel’s courtyard or the beautiful neighborhood of Casco Antiguo.
A destination for dining and entertainment for both guests and locals alike, Hotel La Compañía offers chef-driven culinary experiences featuring creative menus that focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The hotel houses a variety of restaurants, in addition to a lobby bar, a rooftop lounge, an all-day dining sanctuary, and a coffee bar.
Hotel La Compañía’s signature dining options include 1739, a contemporary French restaurant featuring time-honored classics with a modern twist and a private dining room, located within a 300-year-old wine cellar. Hari’s, a theatrical speakeasy experience adorned with mismatched and eclectic furniture inspired by the famed 1980s designer Harry Segal, offers shared plates and crafted cocktails. Capella, the rooftop lounge, and Exilio Bar in the lobby invite guests to indulge in the hotel’s carefully crafted cocktail menu and wine list. Executive Chef Dani Osorio is thrilled to be leading the culinary team with his extensive knowledge and experience in infusing Latin American flavors into modern creative dishes
In addition to dining, the hotel allows guests to experience a variety of amenities and services from an intimate rooftop spa with four treatment rooms, to a breathtaking rooftop pool featuring panoramic views of the city and the Pacific Ocean. Guests can also immerse themselves in the local culture by learning about the historic city through cultural tours and programming organized by the hotel’s concierge service.
The hotel’s opening now allows guests to enjoy guestrooms, restaurants, and amenities located in the French and Spanish wings. Guestrooms and restaurants located in the American wing (American Bazaar, Luigi’s, Capella, and Hari’s) will open in the coming weeks. For more information or to book a reservation, visit hlcpanama.com.
World of Hyatt Gives Members 500 Reasons to Stay Somewhere New
To provide World of Hyatt members even more ways to be rewarded, World of Hyatt is offering members the opportunity to earn 500 Bonus Points for qualifying nights at Hotel La Compañía, from April 13, 2022, through June 30, 2022, as part of World of Hyatt’s new hotel member offer. Additional participating hotels and their offer stay periods can be found at worldofhyatt.com/newhotelbonus. No registration is required, and members can earn on top of other offers.
Terms & Conditions
Offer valid for 500 Bonus Points for each qualifying night stayed by World of Hyatt members in good standing during a hotel’s offer period at participating hotels and resorts. Offer valid at participating hotels and resorts for stays with a checkout date during each hotel’s offer period. For each hotel’s offer period, visit worldofhyatt.com/newhotelbonus. To be eligible for this offer you must be a World of Hyatt member in good standing at time of reservation and stay, stay at a participating hotel with a checkout date during that hotel’s offer period, provide your World of Hyatt membership number at time of check-in, and either pay an Eligible Rate or redeem a free night award. An “Eligible Rate” and “Ineligible Rate” are defined in the World of Hyatt Terms and Conditions (located at worldofhyatt.com/terms). Only one point bonus may be earned per member, per stay, regardless of the number of rooms booked. Only the room occupied by the member will count toward this offer. Two or more consecutive nights at the same hotel will be deemed one stay. All points awarded under this offer are Bonus Points. This offer is subject to the complete terms and conditions of the World of Hyatt program. Please allow 3-4 weeks after travel is completed for World of Hyatt Bonus Points to be credited to your Account. To join World of Hyatt, visit worldofhyatt.com. Qualifying nights will automatically be tracked when you provide your World of Hyatt membership number at check-in. A limited number of rooms are allocated to this offer; reservations subject to availability. Offer not valid with groups, conventions, other promotional offers, tour packages or special rate programs. Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer at any time without notice. The trademarks Hyatt®, World of Hyatt® and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation or its affiliates. © 2019 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.
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About Hotel La Compañía
Hotel La Compañía will celebrate Panama’s rich, diverse history and will serve as a place where the destination’s story comes together with the modern Casco Antiguo experience. The hotel joins The Unbound Collection by Hyatt and will feature 88 luxurious guestrooms, five restaurants, two bars, five function rooms, a rooftop sky lounge, a rooftop spa and infinity pool, and a fitness center. Surrounded by three of the most well-known and historic churches in the Casco Antiguo, Hotel La Compañía will offer guests the ideal location for an authentic cultural vacation experience. Visit hlcpanama.com for more information.
About The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
More than a compilation of independent, one-of-a-kind hotels, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand is a thoughtful curation of stories worth collecting. Whether it’s a modern marvel, a historic gem or a revitalizing retreat, each property provides thought-provoking environments and experiences that inspire for guests seeking elevated yet unscripted service when they travel. For a full list of hotels in the collection, visit unboundcollection.hyatt.com. Follow @UnboundxHyatt on Facebook and Instagram and tag your photos with #UnboundxHyatt.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company guided by its purpose – to care for people so they can be their best. As of December 31, 2021, the Company’s portfolio included more than 1,150 hotel and all-inclusive properties in 70 countries across six continents. The Company's offering includes the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination by Hyatt™, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, JdV by Hyatt™, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, UrCove, and Hyatt Residence Club® brands, as well as resort and hotel brands under the AMR™ Collection, including Secrets® Resorts & Spas, Dreams® Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas®, Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, Alua Hotels & Resorts®, and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas. Subsidiaries of the Company operate the World of Hyatt® loyalty program, ALG Vacations®, Unlimited Vacation Club®, Amstar DMC destination management services, and Trisept Solutions® technology services. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.