(Broadway World) The Panama Marriott Hotel wants to connect travelers from around the world with the country’s rich heritage by offering a new deal that celebrates the Panama Canal.
Visitors who take advantage of the hotel’s Visit the Panama Canal Package will be afforded deluxe accommodations from $154 per night as well as breakfast for two at the Marriott Café and two tickets to view from up close the Panama Canal locks at the Miraflores Visitors Center.
Panama has become a must-visit location for leisure travelers interested in seeing the famous waterway. The visitors’ center on the east side of Miraflores Locks allows guests to observe transiting vessels at a short distance while learning about the canal’s construction history, operation and participation in world markets. The site includes a fully equipped theater, gourmet restaurant, gift shop and three observation terraces so visitors can spend hours taking in the sights and sounds of Panama’s number one tourist attraction. Travel website TripAdvisor suggests heading to the center, which is about 12 kilometers from the Panama hotel, around 2 p.m. to have a prime spot for watching big vessels float through around 4 p.m. local time.
After a fun-filled and enriching day near the canal, guests will return to one of 366 spacious, elegant and well-appointed rooms for a sound night’s sleep on one king or two double beds topped with down comforters, custom duvets, cotton-rich linens and plenty of fluffy down feather and foam pillows. A large control panel near the 37-inch high definition TV allows guests to plug in multiple electronic devices so they can upload vacation photos to Facebook via high-speed wireless Internet access and listen to music on an MP3 player or iPod. Marble bathrooms with Bath & Body Works products, 24-hour room service and well-stocked mini-bars are among the high-end amenities and services sightseers will appreciate. Rooms also sport comfortable oversized chairs, safes, irons and ironing boards and coffeemakers so tourists can get their fix of java even before leaving their rooms for another adventure.
It’s not just the ships that need refueling as they pass through the Panama Canal, so the Marriott Café is just the place guests will want to dine for the most important meal of the day. The casual eatery offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual setting, with special buffets on Thursday and Friday evenings.
The Visit the Panama Canal Package can be booked online or by calling 1-800-228-9290. Guests should use promotional code K0Q when reserving their luxury accommodations and prepaying in full. The offer is valid through June 30, 2014, and a two-night minimum stay is required.