PANAMA CITY, Panama

The Radisson Hotel Panama Canal opened in the capital city with views of the Panama Canal. The hotel is minutes from Albrook International Airport and within walking distance to the Amador Convention Center, which is scheduled to open December 2018.

The hotel was originally a Country Inn & Suites by Radisson and recently completed a renovation to to convert the property into a Radisson.

"We are thrilled to welcome this fantastic hotel as we continue growing the Radisson brand in Latin America," said Frances Gonzalez, vice president of Operations for Radisson Hotel Group in Latin America. "The opening of this hotel aligns with our 5-year strategic plan to tighten brand consistency and drive awareness of our hotels while delivering superior hospitality for our guests."

The hotel offers 254 guest rooms and suites. There are several onsite dining options at the hotel including Café 1914 offering 24-hour service and Bridge View Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with views of the Bridge of the Americas from its floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel also has a TGI Friday's restaurant for casual dining and a lobby bar that offers small plates, local craft beer and signature cocktails.

The hotel features 13 flexible meeting event rooms totaling over 10,000 square feet for hosting gatherings up to 150 guests. Once open, the nearby Amador Convention Center will boast nearly 400,000 square feet and capacity for 25,000 people.