If you’ve got a long weekend coming up, we suggest seeing it.
Or better yet: salsa-dancing all over it.
Introducing Tántalo Hotel
, a sexy new boutique with suites that look like art
museum wings and a rooftop dance floor harvested from everyone’s favorite waterway, taking reservations
Think of this place as Central America’s answer
to the Ace Hotel
. A spot where you and a well-bronzed travel companion can sample the local culture
(seco cocktails in the lobby, hand-rolled cigars on your private balcony) while bedding down in a room
decorated by one of Panama’s rising muralists/sculptors/impressionist finger-painters. Also helpful in
sampling the culture: complimentary deep tissue massages. They’ll come with your suite.
Once night falls here, you’ll follow the sound of steel drums past an atrium wall covered with 983
different plant species and up a stairwell tagged with all sorts of graffiti. At the top: the
neighborhood’s lone rooftop lounge. They keep it open till 3am. They also floored the entire place with
wood from the Panama Canal. So dance on it. Drink on it. And when you’ve had enough/need someplace quiet
to discuss the large purchase of an impressionist finger-painting, retreat back to that atrium and huddle
around one of the tables made from repurposed suitcases.
Not yours, hopefully.
Avenida B y Calle 8a Este
Panama City, Panama