The Panamá Rey Hotel, under the same ownership for the past twenty-six (26) years, is presently in the midst of an amazing million dollar-remodeling project. With a history of solid successful business management behind it, and because the hotel is in David’s center of commerce, it is in an ideal location, and now is the perfect time to prepare the Panamá Rey Hotel as the premier hospitality center for the western highlands of Chiriqui. This modern renovation and major design improvement will give the hotel a highly contemporary, 21st century appearance. The renovations will involve a total revamping of the exterior and interior of the hotel from Accommodations, Guest Services, Restaurants Services, making it a hub for eco-tourism and attractive all-inclusive travel packages.
Panamá Rey Hotel is the tallest building in the city of David where you can experience the view from atop the hotel in the ‘mirador’ viewing area, which offers a superb, 360-degree view of the surrounding areas: Baru Volcano, the mountain ranges of Panama’s western highlands, and the Pacific Ocean. Well that is, after the two state-of-the-art “on top of the world” modern restaurants are completed. The entire eighth level will blossom into two magnificent restaurants: Mandalay Bistro, with Eurasian style cuisine, and Sky Pub and Grill, offering American style food which, when completed, will accommodate seating for 250 guests.
A View From the Top
The Panamá Rey Hotel began its renovations of its 100-room hotel in 2002 with an initial investment of $300,000 to upgrade part of the ground level of the hotel. A number of the interior rooms have already been completed. The Café Don Sui a small café was the first to be completely renovated and is adjacent to the hotel, with a new colorful oriental look, carried out using rich warm red color and wood interior. The café accommodates 25 diners.
The Skypub Bar and Lounge (Under Construction)
Next to be completed was the hotel lobby, revamping and opening it up to the street, then enhancing the look by adding a real teakwood reception welcome center. The renovation process does not stop here, with plans for the installation of a second hotel elevator, and of course, the hotel’s upper level with the two restaurants, as well as the new façade of the building and many other modifications.
Hotel Lobby and Reception Area
The Panamá Rey Hotel, ideally situated in the heart of David, the capital of Chiriqui with a population of approximately 124,500 (est. 2005), is the third largest city in Panamá. David offers all the modern services one might expect for its size. A sojourn at the Panamá Rey Hotel will keep you from wasting valuable vacation time with unnecessary packing and hauling of your luggage all over Panamá. The hotel is conveniently located so you may enjoy your vacation activities in the beautiful province of Chiriqui. The hotel is a mere 10-minute drive from the Enrique Malek airport, which serves the western highlands of Chiriqui with daily flights to Panama City, Costa Rica, and the Bocas Del Toro archipelago, a popular group of islands on the Caribbean side of the province. If your pleasure is mountains, then the Volcán Barú National Park, with the highest elevation in Panamá at 3,478 meters above sea level is your destination. And quaint little Boquete, filled with beautiful tropical vegetation, which can be found on the eastern flanks of the Baru Volcano in the pleasantly cool highlands of the province, is a perfect coffee growing paradise, with temperatures between 70° and 80° F. Furthermore, if you are interested in looking for real estate, you can arrange for a personal tour provided by the hotel’s owner Mr. Wee-Mingh Fung. Moreover, if you are an investor looking for that perfect opportunity to get in on the ground floor of Panama’s tourism boom, then you will be glad to know the Panama Rey Hotel is currently looking for investors.
Café Don Sui
After a fun-filled day of activities, make a quick stop to your room to freshen up then come join us at the Café Don Sui, which is annexed to the hotel and offers Chinese and International cuisine. The café also provides room service for the Hotel Panamá Rey, so you may dine-in or order to go. Take pleasure in the charming atmosphere of the café and enjoy an exquisite meal at reasonable rates. The Café Don Sui was newly remodeled in 2002. Visitors will want to say hello to Señora Fung the matriarch of the hotel and café. Señora Fung offers everyone a warm welcome and makes sure the food is prepared to his or her complete satisfaction. So, for excellent food at affordable cost the Café Don Sui is difficult to surpass.
The Panamá Rey Hotel provides excellent hospitality at affordable prices. Some of the hotel’s hallmark services include: bilingual receptionists, private meeting rooms, Chinese and international restaurants, security boxes, on-site parking, laundry services, shoeshine services, messenger services, plus corporate programs for its frequent clients. You may select from three room combinations including: basic, junior suite, or mini suite with Jacuzzi. All rooms have television and cable connection, hot water, room service and extras depending on your room selection. The Hotel Panamá Rey offers options for romantic getaways, eco-tourism and real-estate tours, and attractive corporate packages. Plan your daily outings, then relax and enjoy your vacation, letting the Hotel Panamá Rey take care of everything for you.
Testimonials: We have a growing base of regular customers who go out of their way to stop by and visit every time they are in the area. You can see on of these testimonials on Don Ray’s Chiriqui Chatter blog.
To sum things up, this venerable, family owned hotel is committed to becoming a state-of-the-art, 21st Century hotel. It is in an optimal location to serve as a major hub for eco-tourism in the western highland of the Chiriqui province. The Panamá Rey Hotel’s complete revamping of its entire guest services will make it the most attractive, full-service venue available in David.
* Location: 3rd Ave in David, Chiriqui, in the Republic of Panama
* Telephone: For information and reservations please call +011 (507) 775-0253
* Email: [email protected]
SOURCE: Don Winner @ Panama-guide.com
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Source: VIP Panama