InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has recently announced the latest addition to the growing Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts portfolio with the signing of the Crowne Plaza Panama Airport hotel. The new-build, 126-room hotel is expected to open in February 2015 and will be the second Crowne Plaza hotel in Panama. Located conveniently near Tocumen International Airport, the Crowne Plaza Panama Airport hotel will be part of the Global Business Terminal, a 520,000 square foot modern complex with eight office towers, an exhibition hall, a conference centre and parking facilities for more than 700 vehicles. Maintaining the Crowne Plaza brand’s reputation as the ideal choice for meetings and events, the hotel will offer 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, as well as a restaurant, bar, business centre, two retail shops and an outdoor swimming pool.
The Crowne Plaza Panama Airport hotel is a franchise agreement with Bern Hotels & Resorts, which owns the existing InterContinental Miramar Panama, InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa, Crowne Plaza Panama and Holiday Inn Panama Canal hotels. IHG currently has five hotels and 971 rooms open in Panama, with another two hotels (248 rooms) in the pipeline (as of Dec.31, 2013).