Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo - Panama City

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  • Discover the gorgeous Neoclassical façade of Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo. Hailed as an engineering masterpiece, the building was designed by American architect James C. Wright. A graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, James C. Wright had originally arrived in Panama City at the behest of Panamanian President Belisario Porras in 1911. President Porras had specifically recruited Wright to help establish a sprawling public works program for the whole city.

  • Enjoy the breathtaking ocean views from the marine terrace. An iconic part of the hotel, the marine terrace was where Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the Prince of Edinburgh were greeted by President José A. Remón when they arrived in Panama in November 1953. The Royal couple later attended a gala in the Union Club’s ballroom. More recently, the marine terrace was featured in the 2008 James Bond film “Quantum of Solace.”

  • Experience the glamourous charm of old-world Casco Viejo at this historic hotel. Brought back from the brink of desolation, the former Union Club, today known as Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo, transports guests back in time to the club’s glory days when Panama’s wealthy and influential gathered to connect, discuss, and celebrate.

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