Classic Luxury

Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo

Immerse yourself in the contemporary design and glamour of this sophisticated waterfront oasis with a fascinating cultural history and heritage, exquisite levels of service, destination dining options, upscale accommodation, infinity pool and spa.

Panama City, Panama
Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo
  • Join the likes of Albert Einstein and Queen Elizabeth II with a stay at the historic Sofitel Legend.

  • Escape into a beautifully designed oasis of calm, with stunning historic features, contemporary comforts, and luxe amenities.

  • Enjoy fabulous levels of service from an experienced concierge team and a personal butler to accommodate your every wish.

  • Relish the dining options, laze by the infinity pool, relax in the spa and work out in the 24/7 gym.

Once home to Panama’s former Club Unión, a meeting place for the social elite, today this handsome building plays host to the Sofitel Legend Hotel. Occupying a prime location within the Casco Viejo district (also known as Casco Antiguo), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the heritage of this early 20th century hotel and previous guest list, is as impressive as the upscale accommodation. Many rooms and suites enjoy glorious views over Panama Bay, while the interior design has tastefully combined original features and modern technology to provide guests with both elegance and comfort. 

Expect high ceilings, mahogany wood panelling, sparkling chandeliers, plush sofas, low-slung wicker chairs, bistro booths, original artwork and delightful courtyard boasting swaying palms and gurgling fountains. The hospitality is exceptional with an experienced concierge and personal butler service to ensure the perfect stay. Despite the luxe vibe, sustainability is also a major consideration with no single-use plastic.

Each of the spacious 159 rooms and suites are beautifully appointed, and stylishly combine period features with modern comforts, with high-end linens, Wi-Fi, mini fridge, Smart TV, safety deposit box and curated artwork. Many rooms have balconies and there is a choice of ocean, courtyard, or city views. Higher grade rooms also include a claw-foot bathtub in the ensuite bathroom. Offering a good balance between a room and suite, we would recommend an Oceanfront Magnifique Room with a sitting area and furnished balcony from which to enjoy the glorious views. Alternatively, there are 35 spacious luxury suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Some also have separate bedrooms to accommodate families.

The dining options at the hotel are superb. Overseen by Michelin-starred chef, Lorenzo Di Gravio, Caleta is an elegant Mediterranean brasserie with a focus on seafood, fresh local ingredients, and intelligent wine pairing. Or head up to rooftop-located Ammi, which combines dining, drinks, and dancing in a festive atmosphere. For light bites and cocktails, the lobby bar Mayda is popular with both guests and locals and there’s a Pool Bar serving drinks and healthy snacks. The gourmet coffee shop, Café Vera is another great stop for high-end patisserie, sandwiches, and healthy bowls.

Along with the Sofitel Spa and 24-hour Fitness Centre, leisure facilities include a waterfront infinity pool flanked by comfortable loungers, where the water seamlessly appears to merge into the bright blue ocean. Ideally placed for enjoying the history and heritage of UNESCO-listed Casco Viejo, the Sofitel Legend is around a 30-minute drive from Panama’s international airport.

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Panama City, Panama

Located in the heart of the UNESCO-listed Casco Viejo district, the hotel is a 30-minute drive from Panama City Airport.

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