Bristol Buenaventura, Panama’s premiere beachfront resort, announced today that it will join world-class luxury hotel brand JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, marking the brand’s arrival in Panama. The hotel will be re-flagged as “JW Marriott Panama Golf & Resort” as of December 3, 2012.
Bristol Buenaventura is located within the exclusive Buenaventura resort community, 80 miles southwest of Panama City on the Pacific coast. The resort is nestled on 1,000 lush acres with 118 accommodations, including five expansive suites and four residence-style villas.
“Bristol Buenaventura’s exotic and tropical seaside location along with its luxurious accommodations, amenities and services, has made it Panama’s premiere resort destination. We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Marriott International and to join the portfolio of world-class luxury JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand,” said Alberto Vallarino Clement, owner of the Bristol Hospitality Group.
JW Marriott Panama Golf & Resort will be operated by Marriott under an agreement with the Bristol Hospitality Group.
“Mr. Alberto Vallarino had an extraordinary vision to build the country’s top luxury beach and golf resort community and we are honored to brand this beautiful hotel as a JW Marriott and begin this new partnership with Bristol Hospitality Group in Panama,” says Laurent de Kousemaeker, chief development officer for Marriott International, Inc. in the Caribbean & Latin America. “The Pacific coast of Panama has all of the ingredients to become a world class resort destination and we are excited to be at the forefront of that effort with our flagship brand.”
Buenaventura features five restaurants, a new 18-hole Nicklaus Design course, full-service Corotú Spa, and beachfront clubhouse complete with breathtaking infinity pool and waterfront butler service. The resort is home to a romantic chapel and features more than 4,000 square feet of meeting space, making it a sought-after destination wedding venue.
Carefully selected to join the JW Marriott family, Bristol Buenaventura features a warm and authentic environment with relaxed elegance, providing a five-star luxury experience while remaining true to its destination.
About Bristol Buenaventura
Bristol Buenaventura is situated on 1,000 acres of lush vegetation and pristine beaches 80 minutes southwest of Panama City in an exclusive gated community. With breathtaking ocean views, a private lake and manicured gardens, the property features 118 rooms and suites, a new 18-hole Nicklaus Design golf course, tennis and volleyball courts and riding trails with a stable of Peruvian Paso Fino horses. The property is home to the award-winning Corotu Spa, five restaurants, oceanfront clubhouse and a luxurious pool, complete with direct beach access and private waterfront butler service. A favorite destination wedding locale, the resort’s grounds feature the romantic Ermita Chapel and more than 4,000 square feet of meeting space.
About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 53 JW Marriott hotels in 22 countries; by 2015 the portfolio will encompass 80 properties in 29 countries. www.marriott.com/jw-marriott/travel.mi.